Kristyn Burtt joins Forces of Geek as our special Oscars correspondent for the next few weeks as she takes a look at the various Academy Award nominees.
Kristyn Burtt is a Streamy Award nominated host, new media producer, and pop culture writer. She began her hosting career with a children’s dance video teaching the world how to Electric Slide and Hokey Pokey. Since then, she has moved on to more serious ventures with the pilot episodes of The Arena with Jesse Ventura on MSNBC and host/reporter stints with QVC, ShopNBC, and PAX. She covered the 83rd Annual Academy Awards from the Nominations to the Red Carpet for Starpulse as well as the 65th Annual Tony Awards. Currently, she is working as an entertainment correspondent for NBC/Universal’s, iVillage.com. With 5 running infomercials, she is also a fixture on televisions all across the globe.
For the last five years, she has co-hosted a live show for Toyota around the U.S. and she has interviewed the hottest celebrities on the red carpet for Focus Hollywood, Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report, and Dance Channel TV. In July of 2009, she created the first online entertainment show focusing in on web series, “web celebs”, and new media called The Web Files. The show was named the Best Original Web Non-Fiction show for 2009 by Clicker.com, Kristyn was nominated for a 2010 Streamy Award for Best Web Series Host, and The Web Files received 3 nominations at the 2012 IAWTV Awards including her winning two awards including Best Host in a Taped Hosted Web Series. Recently, Newstex syndicated her pop culture blog, Red Carpet Closet.