Rita Tateel is a celebrity expert and influencer with over three decades of experience in this unique field. She has served as director of a speakers bureau for a national non-profit organization, president of a celebrity booking agency, and for the last 30 years as Founder and President of The Celebrity Source.
Over the years, Rita Tateel has developed many strong and lasting relationships within the celebrity community, making her a top celebrity influencer. Her company, The Celebrity Source, has direct access to thousands of stars of film, television, music, sports, fashion and digital, in addition to influencers and experts in many fields.
Ms. Tateel has been interviewed and quoted as a celebrity expert in numerous publications and media sources including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Playboy, L.A. Times, N.Y. Times, N.Y. Post, PRWeek, USA Today, Complete Woman Magazine, Daily Variety, Hollywood Reporter, E! Entertainment, “EXTRA!,” Financial News Network, A&E Network and “Entertainment Tonight” among many others. One source said, “She approaches her work with high integrity, honest communication, patience, professionalism and a full understanding of both the needs of the celebrities and the clients she serves.”
Rita Tateel is also a dynamic and entertaining speaker who specializes in educating her audiences about the “art and science” of working with celebrities and their representatives. In addition to being a frequently requested guest lecturer at universities, she also speaks on a regular basis at professional public relations, marketing and trade association conferences and webinars.
Tateel is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and Engage for Good. She is also a founding member, board member and advisor to the Association of Celebrity Personal Assistants (ACPA), National Chair of PRSA’s Professional Development Committee, and the founding chair and current Executive Committee member for PRSA’s national Entertainment & Sports professional interest section. Ms. Tateel is also a two-term past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of PRSA (PRSA-LA) – one of only three presidents in the 70 year history of the organization to have served two terms—and currently serves on the board.
Rita Tateel lives in Los Angeles with her solar pioneer husband, Ted Bavin, and their cats, Honey and Brie.