Welcome to Gossip Extra, where today’s gossip is tomorrow’s news!
I’m Jose Lambiet, founder, writer, producer and occasional ad sales rep.
I guess I can be considered a veteran journalist. I’ve been at it since 1986. I’ve worked for the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale and The Palm Beach Post. And, completing the area’s newspaper trifecta, I now write a column, coincidentally called Gossip Extra, in The Miami Herald.
In producing this website, I promise to apply the same standards of professionalism, ethics and accuracy as the mainstream press. My goal is to present South Florida news you can’t find anywhere else. I may be snarky at times, passionate at others, but I always try to be fair.
Don’t ask me how but I did get a Master’s Degree in journalism from Northwestern University. But I truly learned the craft in places like Fairbanks, Alaska, and Nashville, Tenn., and eventually while covering crime and mayhem in New York City for the New York Daily News. It’s at the popular tabloid that I developed a taste for gossip, and the news behind the news.
I’ve been doing gossip since 1998, when I started South Florida Insider at the Sun-Sentinel. Three years later, I moved to the gossip big leagues, Star magazine first then the National Enquirer. In 2004, I returned to mainstream and started Page Two at the Post. I left the Post in March 2011 to start this site.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoy the site — and don’t hesitate to drop me a line at [email protected], or call me at 561-801-0893, to let me know how I’m doing.