“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.”
Seasoned television personality and entertainment journalist Kristen Aldridge has worked all over the United States as host, anchor, reporter, and producer.
She has covered the red carpet at the most prestigious events in the industry including the Academy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, The Golden Globes, The Grammy’s, Academy of Country Music Awards, Film Independent Spirit Awards, President Clinton’s 65th Birthday, and even the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.
In addition to hosting, field producing, writing, and reporting, she has interviewed some of Hollywood’s biggest stars — Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins, Heidi Klum, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sofia Vergara, Elle MacPherson, Emma Stone, Kate Beckinsale, Michelle Williams, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Keith Urban, Ben Affleck, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Kings of Leon, to name a few.
Experienced in a variety of formats and genres, she has impressive live on-camera hosting skills and has regularly been featured as a pop culture expert on “E! News”, HLN’s “Showbiz Tonight”, and “The Talk” on CBS. As an established entertainment journalist and celebrity news guru, Kristen is currently a West Coast contributor to SHAPE, interviewing stars on their beauty, fitness, fashion, and diet secrets.
Since 2011, Kristen was seen by millions of viewers worldwide on Yahoo! as host of the daily entertainment news series “omg! Insider Update” and “omg! NOW”, which was featured on Yahoo!’s home page and consistently ranked #1 on comScore as the most-watched original series on the web. Additionally, Kristen served as entertainment correspondent for the nationally syndicated television series, “omg! Insider”.
Prior to “omg! Insider”, Kristen Aldridge was host of the country music wrap-up “Ram Country Report” for Yahoo! Music, sideline reporter for “Car Warriors” on the SPEED Channel, and popular host of the hit ESPN sports-entertainment series “ESPN Road Trip”. The ESPN original series gave fans a look inside the rituals, revelry and rivalries of college football.
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, “CNN Pipeline” for CNN, Oxygen’s “Hair Battle Spectacular” , and Fuel TV’s “Daily Habit”.
From pitching fresh stories to editors and securing interviews with celebs to coordinating marketing strategies and working with Hollywood’s biggest publicists, Kristen is a dynamic talent well versed on both sides of the camera. Throughout her career thus far, she’s been awarded five Telly Awards, a Davey, and a Regional Emmy.
As a fashion addict and lover of all things creative, Kristen recently launched her own online pop culture magazine and red carpet clothing line called “Positively Celebrity” which can be found at 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 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.
”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.”
With a naturally inquisitive nature and energetic personality, the dream job of a television host and reporter 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 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 a eporter for the NBC affiliate KARE 11 News in Minneapolis (Top 15 DMA), and those mock interview sessions from the family room finally became a reality. Kristen soon found herself getting up at 4am to do the live news, but loved every minute of it. It wasn’t long before she finally loaded up her red pick-up truck to make the move cross-country from Minnesota 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!