Movie & a Makeover - Katrina SzishKATRINA SZISH is an independent pop culture journalist and television personality. She is a sought-after and respected authority on lifestyle, current events, entertainment, fashion and beauty and has earned an impressive reputation as a savvy interviewer, reporter, writer and producer. She is a strong proponent of new media, having long eschewed the traditional trajectories and roles of niche media in favor of integrating all media -- broadcasting, publishing and digital realms -- with the ultimate goal of revolutionizing news and entertainment.
Szish is omnipresent on the airwaves. She is a host, a reporter, an anchor, a panelist and an expert. She is a familiar face on national morning shows where she masterminds makeovers, demystifies red carpets and runways, and even provides White House culture commentary. She appears on cable news networks alongside some of the world’s most renowned journalists to debate the hottest headlines, and her insights on the cult of celebrity have made her a staple on entertainment news shows. Szish has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, HLN, FOX NEWS CHANNEL, MSNBC, BRAVO, E!, VH-1, MTV, TBS, CNBC, FOX BUSINESS NETWORK, BBC NEWS, ANIMAL PLANET, THE FOOD NETWORK, THE HISTORY CHANNEL and SKY NEWS. Szish works regularly with NBC’s “THE TODAY SHOW,” ABC’s “THE VIEW,” CBS’ “THE EARLY SHOW,” BRAVO’s “TIM GUNN’S GUIDE TO STYLE,” TBS’ “MOVIE & A MAKEOVER,” FOX NEWS CHANNEL’S “THE O’REILLY FACTOR” and “RED EYE,” and HLN’s “SHOWBIZ TONIGHT” and “ISSUES WITH JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL.” She has been featured on “EXTRA,” “ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT,” “ACCESS HOLLYWOOD,” “INSIDE EDITION,” “LARRY KING LIVE,” “COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN,” “THE GLENN BECK SHOW,” “LIVE WITH REGIS & KELLY,” “GOOD MORNING AMERICA,” “THE INSIDER,“ “THE TYRA BANKS SHOW,” “WORLD NEWS TONIGHT” and “20/20.”
Szish graduated with honors from Harvard in 1996. Upon completing internships with CNN’s Political Investigation Unit in Washington DC and “STYLE WITH ELSA KLENSCH” in New York City, she joined GQ as a fashion assistant and writer. In 1998, she garnered a writer/editor title at VOGUE, where she penned monthly trend columns and features. In 2000, she was named Specials Editor and Fashion Features Director for YM, and in 2001, she returned to GQ as Senior Editor. Szish has contributed to MARIE CLAIRE, HARPER’S BAZAAR, GOTHAM, DEPARTURES, SEVENTEEN, TEEN VOGUE, STYLE.COM, STYLEHIVE.COM and HOWDINI.COM. In 2004, Szish was named the on-air talent for US WEEKLY. From 2004 to 2007, she simultaneously served as an anchor for ABC NEWS NOW and ABC NEWS on MTV-U, a columnist for ABCNEWS.com, and a correspondent for E!’s “THE DAILY 10” and “FASHION POLICE.” In 2007, she was named National Correspondent for IN STYLE, where she represented the brand across all media platforms and spearheaded INSTYLE.COM’s first style blog.
In January 2009, Szish re-established herself as a freelance journalist. She is currently a correspondent for CNN.COM’s digital news network, a guest host for TBS’ “MOVIE AND A MAKEOVER,” a contributor to FOXNEWS.COM, co-host of “THE MIXER,” Betty Crocker’s debut online cooking series, a correspondent for WPIX-TV’s “TONI ON NEW YORK” series, and a national spokesperson for numerous fashion and beauty brands. Szish is developing a one-woman web video series called “YOUR TWO MINUTES” that showcases raw interviews with actors, artists, designers and icons. Additionally, she travels the country as a public speaker, addressing women and teens on inspirational topics ranging from how to achieve career goals to life lessons.
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