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 am officially a Master of Arts in English! My digital diploma arrived on a very fitting day, January 20th 2021. 


​I'm currently awaiting word on my acceptance into an MFA program. If you're an adcom visiting this page to find out more about me, welcome! I'll be over here, with my fingers crossed. Not an easy feat for a writer, kind of gets in the way of typing.

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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. 

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

I'm also known by my alter ego Kelly Kurtzhals Geiger as a fiction writer and teacher.

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.
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 Kursten Geiger

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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."

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. 
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.