Shira Lazar has made her name on TV as host of the weekly lifestyle magazine show 1ST LOOK and OPEN HOUSE on NBC, and as a correspondent on Reelz Channel’s daily movie news show DAILIES. You can catch her own daily adventures in lifestyle, entertainment and tech on her blog, The Pop Report, where she has partnered with Nokia to lifestream “On the go” video uploaded directly from her phone. Her most recent projects include hosting DirecTV’s live one-hour interactive special from the Detroit International Auto Show, participating as a social media maven on Ashton Kutcher’s 24 HOURS AT SUNDANCE and as a blogger/vlogger on Travel Channel’s upcoming CONFESSIONS OF A TRAVEL WRITER. Shira also appears frequently on Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC.
A native of Montréal, Shira grew up surrounded by a melting pot of cultures speaking both English and French. At the tender age of 18, she decided to leave the cold in Canada for… the cold in Boston where she studied at Emerson College and graduated as a Dean’s scholar, with honors and a BA in TV/ Video Production. Her last semester found her in the Los Angeles. By day, she interned at the Ellen DeGeneres Show. By night, she produced Skip Kelly’s ALL REQUEST NIGHT on STAR 98.7 FM. During this time, Shira’s on-air personality truly shined when Skip also brought her on board as his co-host for HITMAN IN THE MORNING, recorded from the Clear Channel headquarters in L.A. and aired on KISS 106.7 FM in Rochester, NY. After spending way too much time as a student finding ways to host TV and radio shows instead of going to frat parties, Shira realized her true passion as a broadcaster and communicator. more...