Judy Kurtz Altscher

Judy Kurtz Altscher is the “In the Know” gossip columnist for The Hill newspaper in Washington, where she covers Congress, the District’s nightlife and social scene, celebrities, and politics.

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Kurtz, who also serves as a contributor for E! News/E! Online, has appeared on several local and national news outlets, including Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Fox Business Network, HLN, "Inside Edition," Canada's Sun Network, “The Insider,” WRC-TV, Sky News, and SiriusXM satellite radio. She can be heard as a regular commentator on WTOP-FM and is a former contributor on Washington’s Fox 5/WTTG-TV. Before making the move to The Hill, Kurtz worked as a television reporter for WBFF-TV/FOX45 in Baltimore, MD. She also covered entertainment and technology as a blogger for The Huffington Post and Starpulse.com. A D.C. native, Kurtz previously reported for WJLA-TV/NewsChannel 8 in Washington and hosted the station’s daily “Newsburst” entertainment and news webcast. A graduate of New York University and Georgetown University, Kurtz’s career began with a stint at People magazine.