Mini Bio (1)
Krystin was born and raised in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Fairfax County. At age 5, Krystin got her start performing in modeling and talent showcases in Northern Virginia and the Washington D.C. area. At a young age, she began singing, dancing and won several awards competing in talent competitions and playing the piano. Throughout youth she loved live performance, and being in front of the camera, but Krystin has always been fascinated with roles behind the scenes.
At age 13 Krystin began working with her own camera equipment and teaching herself how to edit on various software programs. She loved making her own short films and worked for her high school's Broadcast News Department as an Editor and doing on camera Anchoring for the daily news program.
As a high school student, Krystin juggled the role of a jock while participating in a vast array of sports (i.e. swimming competitively, field hockey, lacrosse, basketball, running) while also being a performer for the school's nationally competing show choir and musical theater program. She traveled the country performing with the group and was awarded the Director's Award for the group her Junior year of High School. She continued to travel the states with Chantilly High Schools' nationally competing show choir, "Touch of Class," recently voted "America's Favorite Show Choir" by Parade Magazine). Krystin decided she had to give up her role as a jock, playing Varsity Lacrosse, to devote her time to practice and travel with the group. She traveled with the team to Chicago and performed at the Oriental Ford Theater her senior year. The group was a finalist in the top ten of the country.
Krystin attended Christopher Newport University where she and classmates formed the University's first a-Capella group, the "Newport Pearls." She was an Alto II, and also led the group as their lead beat box/percussionist. That year after traveling to several competitions, she was invited out to Los Angeles, California to audition for several parts in films and TV roles. She was in Los Angeles, for a few weeks before returning back to school to finish her college degree.
After two years at Christopher Newport, she decided to transfer to Florida State University, located in Tallahassee, Florida. Krystin wanted to go to Florida State to become a Cinematographer, and transferred to the University because of its reputable Film Department. However, a teacher who really enjoyed her writing, asked her to join the Universities competitive Mass Media Production Department. She was selected by the Producers of the University's Basketball network program "The Leonard Hamilton Show," to be the Feature Reporter for the University's Florida State Men's Basketball team.
While studying at FSU Krystin also worked as a reporter for FOX Sports Florida, a Florida Network Station highlighting the 17 athletic programs at the University, and airing all over Florida. She reported, produced, and edited news segments, and was the Sports Reporter for the School's TV program "Seminole Showcase" and "Seminole Sports Magazine." She graduated in April 2008 with honors in Lambda Pi-eta (Communication Honor Society), Oscar Ariaz Sancez (Hispanic Honor Society), Golden Key International Honor Society and Sigma Alpha Lambda (National Leadership Honor Society).
Two months after graduating, she took on a job as a Reporter for the CBS affiliate in Tallahassee, WCTV Eyewitness News. Krystin began as a one-man band On-Air Reporter: filming, producing, editing, writing, and being an On-Air Broadcast Journalist. She also produced and anchored an entertainment show for the station called "Weekend Happenings," which aired on Saturday and Sunday mornings in north Florida and southern Georgia.
After a year working in news, she decided she wanted to pursue other fields, and returned to the D.C. area in January of 2009. She attended the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, and the Inaugural Youth Ball with a friend who worked for the Presidential Inauguration Committee (P.I.C.). Krystin was thrilled to be home to see the Washington D.C. area like she'd never seen it before, while being a part of such a monumental time in history.
A few weeks later she left for New York City to attend New York "Fashion Week." It was at Fashion week that she was approached by a manager in the fashion industry who took her on as an Entertainment Reporter. She began covering the prestigious performance award program, The Drama Desk Awards. She was the Red Carpet Reporter for the Show for 3 consecutive years, as well as fortalent.com, "the social network for Arts and entertainment."
Krystin now resides in Los Angeles, and New York City. She has worked in broadcast journalism, television and film for several years. Krystin has been featured as an On Air Talent on several Television Shows, including: Orange is the New Black, Franklin and Bash, and The Following. Her work can be viewed on FOX, CBS, NBC Universal, USA Today, MSN, The Huffington Post, and Yahoo among numerous other syndications.
Krystin is also recognized as a female aviator, and has been featured on several syndications to promote more women in aviation.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Krystin's Publicist