NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
I attended Tisch School of the Arts, where I studied with Lauri Peters at Circle in the Square, David Mamet's Atlantic Theater, the great improv master Paul Sills, and Louis Scheeder's Shakespeare Studio.
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.
THE DAILY 10 / e! NETWORK WRITER / producer
Field producing celebrity interviews, and making deadlines for day-of-air packages for Executive Producer Bob Lifton and hosts Sal Masekela, Debbie Matenopoulos, and Catt Sadler.
I am actively seeking freelance writing and production work. My demo reel is currently in progress featuring my work in Comedy Segments, Red Carpet and Junket Interviews, Network Promos, my work with HGTV, and Game Show segments including "Hollywood Squares" and ABC's "Wipeout."
My first pro-rate science fiction story was recently published by The Arcanist:
MATTEL / "APPLES TO APPLES" AND VARIOUS WRITER
Freelance writer for board games “Apples to Apples” and “Apples to Apples Junior” as well as various confidential projects.
E! News / NBC UNIVERSAL WRITER / producer
Nominated for six Daytime Emmy® Awards as writer and producer of daily entertainment news. From host copy, to network promos, and field oversee edits to a final cut.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT NORTHRIDGE
I am currently attending CSUN in pursuit of my Master's Degree in English Creative Writing.
WHAT'S WITH THAT HOUSE & MANLAND / HGTV WRITER
Writing paper cuts for pilot series “Manland,” and for “What’s With That House?” episodes “The Barn on Bell” and more.
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES / CBS KINGWORLD WRITER
Writing game show questions for hosts and guests including Ellen DeGeneres, Alec Baldwin, and Whoopi Goldberg, under Executive Producers Michael Levitt and Henry Winkler.
Well, 2020 is already on fire for my fiction writing! I have two short stories just accepted for publication:
- "What the Wind Whispers to Those Who Listen" - fantasy/steampunk to be published in the anthology Nabu Carnevale: The Spell Books coming May 2020
- "If You Forget Me, Do I Exist?" - scifi/slipstream to be published by Bards & Sages Quarterly coming April 2020
I am a six-time Daytime Emmy® nominated TV Producer, writer and standup comedian based in Los Angeles.
I'm also known by my alter ego/true identity Kelly Kurtzhals Geiger as a fiction writer.
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