Toni Gallagher

I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I loved writing from the time I could write, so I've been doing it most of my life! For more about my experiences in writing, click here.

At 15, I moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio (which is why Cleo is from there). I was sad to leave PA but ended up meeting some of my best friends ever while I was in high school in Ohio.

For college, I went to Northwestern University outside Chicago, Illinois. I majored in journalism (writing for newspapers specifically), but moved to Los Angeles right after graduation to pursue a career writing for TV and movies.

Right now, my main career is being a producer for reality television. It's a different type of storytelling -- you have to make the story out of the real-life moments that actually happen on camera. It's definitely challenging, but fun too!

Toni at 12

Toni at work today

I started in reality TV a long time ago, on the MTV show The Real World, season 2. After that I worked on Road Rules, where young people hit the road and had adventures. I loved the Disney Channel show Bug Juice, about real kids at summer camp...and I even liked Dr. 90210, though I had to watch a lot of plastic surgery!

Right now, I'm Executive Producer of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo TV. It certainly keeps me busy, and there's never a dull moment.

If you want to know more about my TV career, check out check out my IMDb page.

When I have time between TV shows, I love to travel. If you want to read more about that (and see a lot of fun pictures), click here.

Toni and camera crew on location in Fiji 2001