Theresa Caputo ,was born in Hicksville, New York U.S.,is an American television personality, best known as a medium on the TLC reality TV series, Long Island Medium.
Caputo grew up on Long Island.
Caputo has been on the TLC reality TV series, Long Island Medium since 2012.She is also the author of two books and tours under "Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience".
Caputo's claim of being a medium has been publicly challenged by multiple sources, ranging from television news programs like Inside Edition to print publications such as Wired Magazine. Caputo was described by D. J. Grothe as a charlatan, and James Randi said that her claims were not true.
In April 2012, the James Randi Educational Foundation awarded Caputo its Pigasus Award, a tongue-in-cheek award that seeks to expose parapsychological, paranormal or psychic frauds. The James Randi Education Foundation has been critical of Caputo's work.
In 2014, investigator Ron Tebo publicly accused Caputo of fraud. According to Tebo, Caputo engages in several forms of deception, including sending staff members to interview audience members in advance in order to be able to pretend that she acquires knowledge from communicating with the deceased.
Paranormal investigator Massimo Polidoro calls Caputo a "performer" and reports on an investigation done by Inside Edition and mentalist Mark Edward who attended one of her live shows in 2012.