Paige Bonanno

Born and raised in Kenosha, WI, I’m an outgoing and hardworking 22-year-old with a passion for television broadcasting.

I’m currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with an emphasis in Speech Communication, and a double minor in Journalism and Radio/TV/Film.

I love entertainment news, and as most broadcasters do, I love to talk! I truly believe my positive attitude and strong work ethic will help me succeed in this competitive market. I’m determined to achieve my goals and make it in the television industry.

As for now, I’m always looking for new opportunities around the Fox Valley and Greater Milwaukee Areas. With graduation fast-approaching in December, I can’t wait to see what the future has in store. 🙂

Thanks for visiting and feel free to contact me anytime!

Marielou Mandl

Marielou Mandl is a Filipina-American host, actress, and producer in Los Angeles, CA. She has hosted on camera and emceed live events for clients including Teen Vogue, Coca-Cola, De’lish Dames, and the World Championships of Performing Arts. She also produced her own lifestyle/adventure web series entitled Sassy Survival Guide. This show, featured on, led her doing everything from learning to be a burlesque dancer to joining Metalachi, a metal mariachi cover band. Other producing credits include Acting Dead, starring Brian Beacock and Jillian Clare, and Roommate Horror Story, which she also co-wrote. Additionally, she continues to study comedy at Amy Poehler’s Upright Citizens Brigade – Los Angeles, having completed their improvisational track of study. Growing up in a military family, she went to 6 different schools just during her elementary years. She has experienced almost every natural disaster including hurricanes, earthquakes, and even was an evacuee/refugee from the Mt. Pinatubo volcanic eruption in 1991! Marielou has a passion for entertainment from film to fashion to dance. She will try almost anything once, and if it scares her, she will try it multiple times. She even competed in the Miss California USA pageant just to say she did! She is the friend that will be the first to jump in the deep end of the pool just to show you the water is fine!




Website: nm2708214


Alison Dean

Alison Dean, a Los Angeles native, and rising television host, lends her talents weekly to AfterbuzzTV aftershows as well as to her YouTube show “Winos In Onesies.” This whimsical foray into the elusive world of millennials is a seemingly perfect platform for her natural comedic anecdotes.

As a born performer, she frequently entertained whoever was in her living room, or at the supermarket in the checkout line.  By the time she reached college, Alison abandoned her dance and musical theater roots, to establish herself behind the camera – earning both Business and Film Degrees at Chapman University.

Always one for an entrance, Alison rode her bike in stilettos all over campus. This caught the attention of many, including the treasurer of The Honor Society, an organization she ran as president. Impressed with not only her balance, but how she could command a room, he hired her to head the launch of his Tech Startup (BigStage), after graduation. BigStage may not have taken off, but Alison’s tech career did…moving on to work at Disney Imagineering, and other influential technology businesses.

Alison has flipped the camera on herself once again. Drawing on her innate ability to problem solve for friends, family, and random baristas, she forges forward into the world of Hosting — writing and producing innovative content with Tech, travel, and lifestyle components to charm audiences worldwide.


Alison resides in the San Fernando Valley, now entertaining her fiancé and pit bull in their living room.

Gary Thomas

If asked what his ultimate career goal is, Gary Thomas always replies “To die known as one of the hardest working men in show biz!” Gary is an actor, singer, and entertainment host. Leaving his Cleveland Ohio roots behind, he relocated to Los Angeles early 2014, to hone several of his God-given gifts.  He’s cultivated skills in writing, producing, directing promotional videos and short films. Gary Thomas is an all around entertainer.

His heart was first captured by music; truly embracing his love by joining the church choir as a child. Attributing to his love for music; he vividly remembers the 60’s, 70, &-80’s radio stations his stepfather blasted through the house. In attempts to return the ‘music sharing’ favor, he would often serenade (some may say annoy) family members.  He added some new school to his old school singing 90’s R& B tunes such as Usher & Jon B. Gary didn’t stop there; next was joining the schools show choir and a’capella choir. He thought why not add more to my schedule and moved right into acting. Gary starred in several musical theater plays such as The Wiz and Little Shop of Horrors. It was his high school music teacher that really pushed him to train his voice classically and refine his stage presence.

In college, Gary learned he had a presence that could command a room. This acknowledgement birthed a new form of entertainer inside of him. He knew he could sing and act; but now he graced stages (on and off campus) as a model, speaker, and host. In the completion of his degree, he took jazz, tap, and modern dance classes. Thorough would be the best way to describe his accumulation of ‘show business’ related talents. Gary graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Theater Arts and a minor in Business Marketing.

During Gary’s tenure on the west coast, he’s been blessed to interview noted celebrities in the likes of Mo’Nique, Matt Barnes, and Golden Brooks, host on red carpets as well as act in plays and pilots. As we now know, Gary doesn’t stop at one talent. He has extended his journalistic talents as a contributing writer for Bleu Magazine. In combining his Christian roots with his gifts, Gary serves as Lead Coordinator for One Church Internationals’ production ministry programming, writing, producing, and directing a slew of projects. The track to success is a tough uphill race that Gary Thomas is determined to not only run, but win! I suggest keeping track of Gary as he continues to grow in his gifts and fulfill the purposes God has set on his life. I guarantee it will be epic and most entertaining!


Katie Campbell

Katie Campbell is an Entertainment Television Host, Actress, and Model working in Los Angeles, California. 
Born and raised in Florida, Katie always knew she wanted to be in the entertainment industry. She graduated the University of Central Florida in December 2012 with a degree in Radio Television: Broadcast Journalism. Katie reported and anchored for UCF’S televised Knightly News program. She was a part of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the Junior Hollywood Radio Television Society (JHRTS). and a member of Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honors Society.

She is currently hosting on AfterBuzz TV produced by E! Entertainment’s Maria Menounos, Keven Undergaro, and Phil Svitek. Katie hosts aftershows for some of network television’s hit shows including “The Vampire Diaries”, “The Originals”, “Supernatural”, “Parks and Recreation”, and “Forever”. You can find Katie’s AfterBuzz TV videos on her YouTube channel:

She is furthering her involvement in the entertainment industry by working behind the scenes in production with talent on several national television shows including “Under the Gunn” and “So You Think You Can Dance”.
Connect with Katie:
Instagram: @katiecampbell13
Twitter: @katieeecampbell

Micheal Drew

Micheal Andrew is an actor/host who has starred in scripted series for new media commercials and theatre. He was most recently cast in the off Broadway debut for “Donkey Punch”, a play written by Micheline Auger and directed by Audrey Alford. The play was a success, and even made Timeout Magazine’s critics pick for 3 weeks and received 4 out of 5 stars. And now he’s in LA, and he couldn’t be prouder to be a member of the afterbuzz family.

Dave Abed

David has been hosting and performing in front of audiences since moving to Los Angeles in 2006. He’s a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BFA in Theatre Performance. He’s acted in numerous commercials, television shows and a plethora of hosting jobs. A few years ago he put his musical skills to the test and performed off-broadway as a Blue Man in The Blueman Group. You can catch him in hollywood performing in the murder mystery show ” The Hollywoodland Murders” at the Next Door Lounge or doing stand up and improv around town.

Kanika Lal

The day after Kanika Lal graduated from Boston University with a degree in broadcast journalism, she hopped off the plane and found herself at L.A.X…with a dream and a cardigan. An east coaster raised in Potomac, Maryland, Kanika found Los Angeles to be just as she imagined. Glamorous, at times rough, but always sunny. She knew this was a fresh start and a place where she could not only dream, but also achieve.
Kanika started working at The Hollywood Reporter as a digital news producer and red carpet correspondent. She had the honor of interviewing Anderson Cooper, John Mayer, Cate Blanchett, and even covered the 71st annual Golden Globes. After a rewarding and solid year at The Hollywood Reporter, she took her skills a step closer to what she always wanted to be doing since she was 12 years old: hosting. She ran and produced a weekly radio podcast for Indian-American listeners. Soon after, Kanika began Afterbuzz TV in October of 2014. You can catch her covering Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and ABC’s new comedy series, Fresh Off the Boat.
When Kanika is not speaking in third person, you can find her following her other passion which is practicing Indian-classical dance, Bollywood and hip-hop. She has found that dance has added to her expressive and outgoing nature.
Kanika thrives on discovering hidden stories and engaging with all types of people. She hopes to have an influence in the world of arts, pop culture, politics and science. If you are genuinely entertained, informed, and inspired, then Kanika has done her job right.
Follow along with her Hollywood journey on Twitter @kanikalal and Instagram @kanikalal1.

Nicholas Grava

Nicholas Grava is an actor, host, and proud Boston native. He developed his BIG personality while growing up around his loud, Italian, no BS family. Prior to making the move to LA, he studied Acting at Pace University in NYC. His most recent role on stage was “Our Town”, alongside Oscar-winning actress, Helen Hunt. His primetime television debut was a guest starring role on The Mentalist. Nicholas just finished his first leading role in the Lifetime feature film, Gone Missing, and looks forward to doing many more. For the most up to date info on Nicholas Grava, add him on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Youtube @nicholasgrava!

Fern Ronay

Fern Ronay gets around.

She was born and raised in Belleville, New Jersey, attended college in Pennsylvania (Lehigh), law school in Boston (BC), lived in Manhattan, where she met her husband (Mr. Ship My Pants. Google it.), spent six years in beautiful but cold Chicago and is now happy to be living in beautiful and sunny Los Angeles.
When Fern is not analyzing real characters on all of Bravo’s Housewives franchises and covering the After Shows for AfterBuzzTV, she’s writing fictional characters in her novels. Her first novel – the story of a single 29 year old Manhattan lawyer who is guided by her dead Italian grandparents – will be released by Red Adept Publishing in 2015.
Believing in the power of energy, particularly the grateful kind, Fern has maintained a blog for over five years called Stop and Blog the Roses. To read entries that have been featured on The Chicago Tribune and Blog Her, visit her website
And, feel free to tweet Fern any time @FernRonay or find her on Facebook on her Fern Ronay fan page. She’s always checking.


Vivian Adaobi

Vivian Adaobi is a bubbly, high energy, pop culture connoisseur, with a passion for TV, beauty, travel and inspiration.
After completing 9 internships, reporting nationally for MTV’s college network mtvU and The Huffington Post, working at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and graduating with a degree in Radio, TV, and Film from Howard University, Vivian moved cross country from Washington, DC to California.

As a former Miss Florida Teen, Vivian is excited to be soaking up the sun in Los Angeles, where she works full time for NBC’s “Access Hollywood”. You can also find her hosting shows for AfterBuzz TV, “On the Verge” on YouTube, leading her staff of 20 writers on, acting, freelancing for various red carpets, and planning her next adventure locally and abroad.

Keep up with Vivian by visiting her website and engaging with her on social media @VivaciouslyV.

Kimberley Crossman

Kimberley is an Actress, Author and Host originally from New Zealand. She has been working in the industry full time since she was 16 starting out on a popular New Zealand Soap and working on Nickelodeon, ABC and CBS since. Kimberley started hosting at age 16 and was lucky enough to travel to the US to cover carpets for New Zealand and Australia media outlets and hosting shows that have been very popular in New Zealand such as Cadbury Dream Factory and The Erin Simpson Show. Now based in Los Angeles, Kimberley has recently joined the After Buzz team and with her background in comedy, currently in school at the Groundlings she has been enjoying hosting the SNL after show on Sundays.


Cameron Louis

Cameron Louis is a host at AfterBuzzTV as well as his personal show which can be found here:

Alison Law

I am Alison Law, a rising star hailing all the way from the east coast where I was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio. I am a tenacious, innovative, ambitious, highly disciplined, and versatile professional with admirable career achievements. I am an actress, model, writer, director, producer, and an entertainment reporter. I have experience working in the newsroom, production area, and as a reporter out in the field.  I received my B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the prestigious Howard University.  Currently, I am employed as a freelance entertainment red carpet correspondent throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area, where I engage in celebrity interviews, premiers, and award shows.
I am fluent in all areas of media and communication. Therefore, I consider myself a jack-of-all-trades. In my spare time, I maintain experience with videography and photography by working with and creating projects. Currently, I am working on a short film entitled “Blisters”, where I serve as the Director of Photography. However, I want to focus my talents towards directing and producing television shows and films. I have experience working internationally interning for the Cannes Film Festival in France. I also have had the privilege to rub elbows with producers and directors in the industry while learning the ropes of filmmaking. Aside from my creative aspects, I have experience learning the business side of the entertainment industry. These opportunities have given me valuable transferrable skills in research, interviewing, editing, writing and videography. The ability to maintain tenure and success in this market is not just a gift, but also a skill that I am proud to have developed throughout my experiences. This exciting start has only reinforced my desire to excel in this industry.
I am available for new opportunities. Please feel free to contact me via email: Twitter/Instagram: @thatsalaw Website:
“The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.” – Heraclitus

Sterling Cates

Originally from a small town in North Carolina, I graduated from The Greater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in Journalism and Public Relations. Los Angeles based TV Host/Broadcast Journalist and writer. Check me out on several AfterBuzz TV broadcasts, including Mad Men, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Real Housewives of Orange County, MTV’s Faking It and more.

I am passionate about people (especially my family), entertainment (especially Beyoncé), animals (especially elephants), and the power of communication (especially via new media). I firmly believe that to travel is to live. I look forward to the future, as I know the best is yet to come.

Kristin Carole

Kristin_Carole_Staff_Photo_2013_10_20Kristin Carole was born and raised in Chicago, where she grew up in her grandpa’s video store. With a passion for the entertainment industry, she studied broadcast journalism at Pepperdine University. After graduation, she’s worked at NBCUniversal as a Broadcast Coordinator and currently as a Production Assistant at E! News and has assisted the Live Events team with award shows and other red carpet events. Keeping busy outside of the office, she’s studied at CMEG for hosting, started her own web series and website, The Fantosee ( and is also a host for AfterBuzz TV and Zorts Sports. She is very excited to be a part of Maria Menounos’ AfterBuzz TV team and being a red carpet correspondent for Anatomy of a Movie. Kristin Carole’s Links: [symple_social icon=”twitter” url=”″ title=”Follow Me” target=”blank” rel=””][symple_social icon=”youtube” url=”” title=”Check Out My Videos” target=”blank” rel=””]

Alikona Bradford

Jack of all trades, Alikona Bradford, has spent her life perfecting the diverse facets of her creativity through artistry, entertain-ment, and writing. She hosts for Maria Menunos and Keven Undergaro’s After Buzz TV covering America’s Next Top Model Cycle 19, the CW’s Beauty & the Beast, and Arrow. Alikona works backstage and on the red carpet as a correspondent for Dance Plug, and recently filmed The Daily Burn 201 series as the lead trainer after working as a fitness model in the 101 series. Aside from hosting she’s written for Dance Track Magazine, AfterBlog, and Kiss My Passport, produced live events, stage managed, and did make-up professionally for events such as L.A. Fashion Week, Celine Dion’s Taking Chances Tour, and many more. If that wasn’t enough, Alikona is also a professional hip-hop dancer which has created an awareness of her body that allows her to be easily coached and directed as a television host. She is extremely passionate about travel, living green, and animal philanthropy. Alikona strives to improve and grow with each experience life pulls her towards and is pursing her goals towards entertainment reporting and hosting her own series on the Travel Channel. For more information on Alikona you can visit her website

Brittany Brower

Born in Tallahassee, Florida, Brittany was working with and was under the management of Marsha Doll Models before her stint on ANTM. She stayed with the agencies for more than 11 years and was also a participant in the NYC Model Camp’s Models of the South.

As a finalist in America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 4, Brittany was the most vivacious. Her strong personality sometimes clashed with fellow Top Model finalist Tiffany Richardson, with whom she had a confrontation. Her performances in the earlier challenges were not so impressive, having landed in the bottom two after her second batch of photos shoot came out a little bit too sexual. She bounced back the following week by producing a beautiful Sagittarius picture. From there, she continued to perform much more strongly, even coming out with the best picture from the fifth photo shoot. The end came for Brittany after a fight with fellow Top Model finalist, Keenyah Hill, broke her high spirits. The judges quickly noticed the change in her behavior, and they eventually eliminated Brittany from the show.

Brittany has gone on to make a mark not just in the fashion industry, but in the entertainment industry as well. She appeared on some episodes of The Bravo Network’s Battle of the Network Reality Stars and was given a guest role on the television series, Love Inc. She returned on the runway for San Francisco Fashion Week, Meghan Spring 2006, Frederick’s of Hollywood Spring 2006, ElleGirl Presents Dare To Be You: Wal-Mart Meets America’s Next Top Models 2005 and Jlo. She was also hailed as one of Maxim Magazine’s Hottest Women of Reality TV.

She has also switched to two other modeling agencies, Next Model Management and Reel Management.

Jackie Miranne


Jackie Miranne is a native New Yorker, model, style blogger & TV Personality! She has modeled for Project Runway, Tresemme, Elle, Levi’s & more. Currently, she is the face of Layla Joy Fall 2011 Collection! She has been featured as an on-air expert on Fox News, WNBC’s Today in New York, The 10! Show, & BetterTV among others! She has hosted a wide range of hit aftershows for Afterbuzz Tv including America’s Next Top Model, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Real Housewives of New York, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Teen Mom. She has interviewed and worked with numerous celebrities including Christian Siriano, Camille Grammer, Paula Abdul & more! You can follow her exciting travels, shopping tales, and events like “Mercedes Benz Fashion Week” on her blog,!