Kristyn Burtt is an IAWTV award-winning 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-85th Annual Academy Awards and the 65th Annual Tony Awards, from nominations to the red carpet, for Starpulse.
Currently, she is working as an entertainment correspondent for NBC/Universal’s, iVillage.com, and is a daily trending entertainment writer for She Knows Entertainment and Daily Actor. Kristyn also co-hosts the popular Dancing with the Stars & So You Think You Can Dance recap shows for Maria Menounos’ network, After Buzz TV and the True Blood After Show with Jenna Busch for GeekNation.
For five years, she co-hosted a live show for Toyota around the U.S. and she represented the company on HSN in October 2012 for a historical electronic retailing event that was covered by USA Today. Kristyn has hosted many red carpets and is the official Geekie Awards correspondent and has received over one billion media impressions (including coverage on LA Times, ETOnline, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Nerdist, Yahoo! Movies, MSN, MTV, The Hollywood Reporter) for her interviews with various “geek-celebs” like Stan Lee, Seth Green, NASA JPL Mars Curiosity Rover team, and others.
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, while both Kristyn and The Web Files won a 2012 IAWTV Award for Best Host in a Taped Hosted Web Series and Best Hosted Taped Web Series. Her After Buzz TV show for So You Think You Can Dance is currently nominated for two 2013 IAWTV Awards for Best Live Host and for Best Live Hosted Show.
Kristyn is an honors graduate from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and she is a member of the International Academy of Web Television.