Kate Aurthur is chief Los Angeles correspondent at BuzzFeed, and the former West Coast editor of The Daily Beast.

Beyond Penn State

The shocking New York Times investigation into the elite private school’s alleged history of sexual abuse got alumna Kate Aurthur thinking about her own brush with a pervy instructor—and why she didn’t report it.

The Liars’ Club

Russell Armstrong’s suicide made this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills incredibly controversial—but it’s been fascinating and important TV, writes Kate Aurthur

In her new memoir, the former American Idol judge writes about her harrowing two seasons on TV's most popular show. She talks to Kate Aurthur about seeking Simon Cowell's approval, her Paula Abdul regrets, and failed in vitro attempts.