california state university at northridge teaching associate
  • Taught first-year English composition, developed coursework and syllabus, and reinvented lesson plans to teach remotely during the pandemic.

I got accepted to a fully funded MFA program at Bowling Green State University so I'll be spending the next two years getting paid to write my next novel - yay! See you in Ohio!

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

BFA, acting
Attended Tisch School of the Arts on scholarship. Studied with Lauri Peters at Circle in the Square, David Mamet's Atlantic Theater, improv master Paul Sills, and Louis Scheeder's Shakespeare Studio. 

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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT NORTHRIDGE

MA, English (with distinction)
​Completed a Master's Degree in English Creative Writing in December of 2020 with a 4.0.
E! News / NBC UNIVERSAL WRITER / producer
  • Nominated for six Daytime Emmy® Awards as writer and producer of daily entertainment news. Wrote host copy, to network promos, and supervised edits to a final cut. 

WHAT'S WITH THAT HOUSE & MANLAND / HGTV WRITER 
  • Wrote paper cuts to deliver to editors for series “What’s With That House?” and for pilot series “Manland."

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MATTEL / "APPLES TO APPLES" AND VARIOUS WRITER 
  • Wrote freelance copy for board games “Apples to Apples” and “Apples to Apples Junior” as well as various confidential projects. 

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THE DAILY 10 / e! NETWORK WRITER / producer
  • ​Field produced celebrity interviews and made deadlines for day-of-air packages for Executive Producer Bob Lifton with hosts Sal Masekela, Debbie Matenopoulos, and Catt Sadler.  

CLEAN HOUSE COMES CLEAN / STYLE NETWORK WRITER 
  • Responsible for culling the “Clean House” show archives and crafting a half-hour talk show based around theme-based clips.​

Kelly Kurtzhals Geiger

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I am a writer, comedian, and six-time Daytime Emmy® nominated TV producer in Los Angeles.

I'm also known by my alter ego as a standup comic - Kelly Kursten.