“Dream your dream. Follow your heart. Imagine. Listen to the wind. Drink sunsets. Be free. Let the wonder never cease. Wish on every star. Create adventure. Be kind. BELIEVE.”
As a seasoned television personality and entertainment journalist, Kristen Aldridge has worked all over the United States as host, reporter and producer. Throughout her career thus far, she’s been awarded five Telly Awards, a Davey, and a Regional Emmy.
Currently she can be seen by millions of viewers worldwide as host of the daily pop culture series “omg! NOW” on Yahoo!. With over 75 million streams since its launch in February 2011, her massively popular show is consistently ranked #1 on comScore as the most-watched on the web. You can catch Kristen dishing out the latest entertainment and celebrity news buzzing at http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/now/, weekdays at 10am.
In addition to omg! NOW, she is also host of the fun-loving weekly wrap-up series “RAM Country” on Yahoo! Music, where you can catch all the latest news on your favorite country stars. Catch her Ram Country Report every Friday at 11am at http://music.yahoo.com/programs/ram-country/.
Kristen has covered everything from the Academy Awards, Grammys, Golden Globes, and ACM’s to the Film Independent Spirit Awards, President Clinton’s 65th Birthday, and even the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Experienced in a variety of formats and genres, she has impressive live hosting skills and was recently featured as a pop culture expert on the E! Entertainment special, “Tim Tebow’s Wild Rise”.
As an established entertainment writer and celebrity fitness guru, Kristen is also a major contributor to SHAPE.com, interviewing A-Listers on their fitness and diet secrets. From pitching stories to editors and securing interviews with celebs to coordinating online marketing strategies, Kristen is a dynamic talent well versed on both sides of the camera.
In addition to hosting, field producing, writing and reporting, she has interviewed some of Hollywood’s biggest stars — Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins, Viola Davis, Sofia Vergara, Elle MacPherson, Emma Stone, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Ben Affleck, 30 Seconds to Mars, Kings of Leon, and Emily Blunt to name a few.
”Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the Universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.”
As a fashion addict and lover of all things creative, Kristen recently launched her own online pop culture magazine and clothing line called “Positively Celebrity” which can be found at http://www.positivelycelebrity.com. A budget gal at heart, the fashion line features celebrity-inspired fashion without the celebrity prices.
Her adorable and affordable clothing, accessory and handbag line includes both a red carpet and vintage-inspired collection. Kristen also just created and launched an iPhone App for the brand, available for download on iTunes so fans can get all the latest celebrity news, beauty, fitness and fashion trends at their fingertips.
Prior to “omg! NOW” on Yahoo!, Kristen Aldridge was sideline reporter for “Car Warriors” on the SPEED Channel as well as popular host of the hit ESPN sports-entertainment series “ESPN Road Trip”. The ESPN original digital series gave fans a look inside the rituals, revelry and rivalries of college football. She’s also appeared on the season premiere of Oxygen’s “Hair Battle Spectacular” as their pop culture expert and guest judge, as well as featured on the panel of Fuel TV’s “Daily Habit”.
Other hosting credits include the nationally syndicated “Hollywood Previews”, “Road to the Awards” for Yahoo!, AT&T “U-Verse Buzz”, Direct TV’s “Havoc Live”, TLC’s “Tailgate Takedown”, “Beats Per Minute” on The CW, AMC’s “Date Night” and “CNN Pipeline” for CNN.
As an actress, Kristen has been featured in dozens of national commercials including Secret Deodorant (Academy Award Winning Director), Bud Light Beer (Super Bowl Spot), Mercedes-Benz and K-Swiss (with Anna Kournikova). She also starred in “Two for Paula”, a romantic comedy independent film with 4-time Emmy nominee Marla Gibbs.
Kristen’s interest in television hosting and entertainment journalism began early on. A self-professed pop culture junkie, Kristen discovered “Entertainment Tonight” on television when she was 12 and her dream of becoming a television personality was born. Yep, she was hooked.
With a naturally inquisitive nature and energetic personality, the dream job of a television host seemed a perfect fit. While growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Kristen did anything she could to get her questions answered about TV journalism. As a teenager, she would often pretend her hairbrush was a microphone to practice her interviewing skills on a mock red carpet in the family room (embarrassing to admit, but so true). In high school, Kristen wrote for the school newspaper and after countless hours bugging her journalism teacher with still more questions, he decided to make her T.A. Kristen’s tenacity and ability at getting the “inside scoop” was just starting to pay off.
After majoring in Broadcast Journalism at The University of St. Thomas — along with hard work, loads of determination and a little luck — she got her first break as an entertainment reporter for the NBC affiliate KARE 11 News in Minneapolis (Top 15 DMA), and that mock red carpet from the family room finally became a reality. Kristen soon found herself getting up at 4am to do the live news, but was loving every minute of it. It wasn’t long before she finally loaded up her red pick-up truck to make the move cross-country to Los Angeles.
Through her extensive work in the industry, Kristen actively participates in charity events to support causes she believes in. She joins celebrities like Christina Aguilera, Harrison Ford, Susan Sarandon and Michael Bolton in her support of the “National Coalition Against Domestic Violence”, a charity that aims to stop domestic violence and abuse against women and children.
As a Midwestern girl at heart, not much has changed since Kristen’s childhood growing up in the suburbs of Minnesota — she’s still asking lots of questions — only this time the microphone is real!
Kristen and her Pomeranian pooch, Kiki