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.
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.
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.
Welcome to my page! I am a writer based in Los Angeles. I'm also known under the pseudonym Kelly Kursten from my life as a standup comedian.
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."
I have so much more experience and am actively seeking freelance and production work.
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.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT NORTHRIDGE
I am currently attending CSUN in pursuit of my Master's Degree in English Creative Writing.
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.
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.
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