A New York-native, Kristen Maldonado has always been captivated by the world of entertainment: whether it be on the stage or screen herself, or learning about what goes into an actor’s movie role or a musician’s hit song.
Kristen is currently a freelance production assistant for MTV.com where she works on web production and social media for MTV’s shows. She also writes for Fanhattan, an entertainment app that makes it easier for viewers to find and watch their favorite television shows and movies.
What draws Kristen to entertainment journalism is the chance to learn more about the celebrities, television shows, movies, music, and books that she geeks out over, and then share that information with other passionate fans. She has experience in covering red carpet events and film festivals, like Tribeca Film Festival. She has also had the pleasure of interviewing various celebrities, including Canadian singer-songwriter Fefe Dobson, E! News host Giuliana Rancic, hip-hop artist Nelly, New Girl star Max Greenfield, and recording artist JoJo.
Before landing her job at MTV, Kristen interned for TheCelebrityCafe.com, celebrity blogger and TV personality Micah Jesse, News 12 Long Island, Marvel Entertainment, and Viacom, working on TeenNick.com and Nicktoons.com
Kristen’s goal is to be well rounded in the field of journalism, covering radio, writing, television, and online work, both on-screen and behind-the-scenes.