Chances are Jess Zaino has influenced you in some way.
Jess is the Director of Brand Partnerships for Litton Entertainment, a Hearst company, developing relationships for all of Saturday morning programming across CBS, NBC, ABC and The CW. She stars on Not Safe for Brunch for Awestruck TV, New Mom Diaries on TLC.com, and created Jess Of All Trades for NYC TV.
Nominated for a Daytime Emmy as Style Producer for the The Chew on ABC, she has produced Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie for the NBC Golden Globes Red Carpet pre-show, the Grammy Red Carpet for Universal Music Group and Bizarre Foods for the Travel Channel. Along with her sister she created and produced The Urban Grocer for the Cooking Channel, and with their producing partner Mario Batali, co-created the original television series Ahead of the Curve, which explores emerging trends in the food + lifestyle space.
Jess came to national attention as the co-host of the Style Network’s Modern Girls Guide to Life. She has appeared as the On-Air Stylist for top Style Network reality shows, How Do I Look? and The Look for Less. She has appeared live as a Trend Expert on HSN and her expertise has been featured on 60 Minutes II, VH-1, MTV and more. Jess blogs as part of the Glamour Magazine Blogger Network.
Earlier in her career, Jess toured the country with NASA fronting a math/science rock band, was featured in the Sundance award winning film, We Live in Public, voiced Mrs. Manson and Stacey Rowe on MTV’s cult hit, Daria and created the first ever internet celebrity party crashing show, Starfreaky in 1997 for the PSEUDO.com Online Television Network, which garnered her a magazine cover, two mentions in New York Magazine, spots on 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday Morning, plus countless book mentions covering the history of the Internet, including “Digital Hustlers” and “Totally Wired”.
Jess lives with her son Roane and husband James Sayess in Los Angeles. She is represented by UTA.