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Elle Russ chats with Keltie Knight - an Emmy Award winning television personality and Entertainment Tonight host. She has co-anchored CBS’s broadcasting of national events such as the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Grammy Awards Red Carpet.
Knight was able to combine her entertainment and entrepreneurial expertise into a podcast she co-created and co-hosts, The LadyGang. With over 85 million downloads, and after debuting at #8 on the iTunes podcast charts, and being featured on Entertainment Weekly’s coveted ‘Must List’. The LadyGang was awarded ‘Podcast of the Year’ in 2016, and was a Webby Award honoree in 2018. E! Entertained aired The Lady Gang talk show in 2018-2019 based on the popular podcast and in 2018, LadyGang was nominated for a People’s Choice Award.
In 2019, LadyGang launched The LadyGang Podcast Network (LGN) and produced hit shows for stars including Jamie Lynn Sigler, Jenna Uskowitz, Kevin Michael, Nazanin Mandi, and Brad Goreski. LadyGang is set to publish their first book “ACT LIKE A LADY: Questionable Advice, Ridiculous Opinion, and Humiliating Tales from 3 Undignified Women” with Penguin Random House June 2, 2020.
Knight is frequently seen contributing on The Talk, CNN, HLN, and as a moderator for Vanity Fair. With best dressed mentions in Vogue, Elle, Glamour, US Weekly, People Stylewatch and The New York Times, it’s no surprise Project Runway invited her to be a guest presenter.
As passionate as she is about media, she is just as dedicated to service. Knight has a long history in philanthropy, working with groups like the Humane Society and the Beagle Freedom Project. She helped raise over $300,000 for National MS Society as a part of the team, BeatMS, and nearly 1 million dollars throughout her years hosting the Circle of Hope/ Dancers Against Cancer Charity Gala.
Known for her quick wit and fearless personality, she’s interviewed the biggest stars in the world including Oprah, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, Tom Hanks, and Jennifer Lawrence. Harry Styles kissed her twice. Pharrell Williams deemed her “…a spirited journalist and a star.”