It is with tremendous sadness the Entertainment Tonight family announces the death of Senior Producer Bonnie Tiegel, who passed on Jan. 23 while surrounded by family and friends in Los Angeles.
Bonnie was a mainstay of our show for decades, a four-time Emmy winner who loved celebrity news and covered it with joy and verve. Her exuberant personality will be profoundly missed not only by those of us who worked with her daily, but by those who encountered her over the years on the red carpet, at awards shows and behind the scenes at every event that matters to the entertainment industry.
Off the lot, Bonnie was a tireless advocate for women’s rights, both in the professional realm as a mentor to young women and with her work with the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles, where she campaigned to end domestic human sex trafficking.
We will miss her deeply. Our thoughts and profound sympathies are with her husband, Eliot, her son, Kenny, and her three granddaughters.