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Andy Dehnart in the Haleakala craterWelcome. I’m Andy Dehnart, a writer, TV critic, and teacher who publishes reality blurred.

Look around to learn more about me, and please say hi!

what others say about me

KCRW's The Spin-Off podcast

“Andy, for over a decade now, has been one of our leading chroniclers of unscripted television. What I love about his tweets and his site is [that] he’s the perfect mix of a reality fan and critic. … He’s a little bit of a treasure on the unscripted front.”

Joe Adalian

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“the Pauline Kael of reality TV.”

Jon Kroll, Emmy-winning reality TV producer

Stetson University

“I was thoroughly impressed with Andy’s ability to put my students and I at ease and allow us to engage with the improv activities comfortably and confidently. Not only were the activities fun, but he did a great job of helping us see how we could apply the principles and skills involved to our daily lives and work.”

Colin MacFarlane, Stetson University

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“sometimes spends too much time visiting with his neighbors”

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Loyola Marymount University

“What I like most about Andy’s presentations and sessions is that he goes beyond just telling students what to do. Instead, he shares examples of his experiences as a working freelancer and reality television expert. Andy encourages students to pursue writing, but without sounding Pollyanna-ish about what the prospects are of landing a well-paying freelance gig. His wealth of experience with magazines and publishing — along with a wry, sometimes self-deprecating sense of humor — provides him a credible voice that really connects with students.”

Tom Nelson, professor of journalism, Loyola Marymount University

PRSA Orlando

“Andy provided great insight into today’s media culture as a moderator of our program on sex, race and religion. His work as a blogger, author, and educator helped guide the panel discussion so our audience better understood the relevance of the topic. His expertise on reality television also added a unique perspective to the conversation.”

Scott McCallum, PRSA Orlando