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 a celebrity’s music or movie role.
Kristen got into musical theatre at the age of 14. When she headed to college in 2008, she spent three years as a drama major before slightly altering her course. While she still loves performing, she wanted to pursue other interests as well and joined her school’s radio station in 2010. Realizing that she could combine her passions for entertainment and the arts with journalism, Kristen began actively pursuing a career in entertainment journalism.
Since then Kristen has interviewed many different celebrities, including Canadian singer-songwriter Fefe Dobson, children’s horror author R.L. Stine, E! News host Giuliana Rancic, hip-hop artist Nelly, and New Girl star Max Greenfield.
A recent college graduate, Kristen has spent a lot of time building her resume, interning with TheCelebrityCafe.com, celebrity blogger and TV personality Micah Jesse, News 12 Long Island, Marvel Entertainment, and Viacom, working on TeenNick.com and Nicktoons.com. She is currently a freelance production assistant for MTV.com and a writer for Fanhattan, an entertainment app that helps you find your favorite movies and television shows for easy watching.
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.