Born into a whirlwind of economic uncertainty, global strife and relentless change, the Millennial Generation didn’t create the challenges they face. Yet, this group of tech-savvy young adults is still being counted on to help provide a new energy and new vision to help change the world they inherited for the better.
Empowering Millennials to make their voices heard is the passion of 22 year-old Chelsea Krost, writer, producer, “guestpert” and radio host. As the voice of her generation, Chelsea has appeared on Anderson with Anderson Cooper, Wendy Williams, The Today Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Good Day New York, and several other top media outlets. She creates thoughtful, on-trend webisodes for her website www.chelseakrost.com and covers relevant, cutting edge stories for CBS, FOX, and ABC news affiliates. Along with her vast broadcast experience, Chelsea is a regular contributor to The Daily Buzz and Life, Love & Shopping.
Now Chelsea is taking on a new role, becoming the host and Executive Producer of the first show of its kind for the Millennial Generation. The Chelsea Krost Show airs on WMCN44 Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Independent broadcast television station WMCN has teamed up with Studio City, the largest, most award winning bi-coastal entertainment marketing agency in North America for production and marketing of the show. The Chelsea Krost Show provides a platform for today’s hot topics, trends and issues that affect Millennials. Chelsea aims to use this platform to bridge the communication gap between children and their parents, creating a more open, honest dialogue that viewers can relate to in their own lives.
Driven by a passion for charitable causes, Chelsea’s work is a catalyst and call to action for communities of talented, change-oriented young adults who grew up intimately connected through technology. It is a path she has walked since her breakout success at age 16, when she debuted Teen Talk Live with Chelsea Krost on WBZT 1230 AM, making her the youngest AM radio host ever.
With the tag line “Our voice. Our opinions. Our time to talk,” Chelsea established her show as a safe, non-judgmental platform for young adults to share feelings about trending media topics and explore global concerns. As her audience matured with her, her program (now known simply as The Chelsea Krost Show) offers a compelling, informative and balanced view through a rotating panel of young adults, guest celebrities and experts. The Chelsea Krost Show which debuted in November on BlogTalkRadio and airs every Wednesday night at 7pm covers hot topics, provide in-depth interviews with newsmakers and experts and offer Chelsea’s fans and other Millennials a chance to call in and share their voice, their opinions and… just talk about the things that matter most to them.
“One of my goals is to provide a voice the Millennial Generation and to be a role model for my peers,” she says, pointing to negative influences such as some types of Reality TV and new forms of peer pressure due to advances in social and mobile media, “With the increase in cyber-bullying, eating disorders and teen pregnancies, there needs to be a platform where Millennials can come together, learn, and get motivated to be successful, do great things for their future, and give back to those who are less fortunate.”
In a profile of college entrepreneurs, YFS (Young, Fabulous & Self-Employed®) Magazine described Chelsea’s work as “a morning radio show that soon launched a multimedia company and millennial brand” that “encompasses her work as a TV journalist, author, motivational speaker, teen philanthropic and national spokesperson.” Chelsea was also named the Mini Mogul in Seventeen Magazine’s “Some Pretty Amazing Girls.” Chelsea is a frequent contributor to YPULSE and MYTEENMEDIA online magazines. Chelsea is at ease tackling hard topics such as bullying, bulimia, drug abuse and sex trafficking, and lighter topics, including fashion and finding your unique expression in the world. Her heart for serving others and acumen for using social media for good, make her a stand out among Millennial media personalities. On Teen Talk Live, “Mission to Africa,” a philanthropic trip to Nairobi, Chelsea hand-delivered hundreds of feminine hygiene products to the HEART Freedom for Girls Program and the Nyumbani Children’s Home. Chelsea documented the trip in a four-part TV special for CBS and Fox affiliate TV news outlets in her native Florida. For the past three years, Chelsea has been the Millennial spokesperson for U by Kotex. In addition, to Chelsea’s first trip to Africa she has served on mission trips in Peru, Joplin Missouri, and South Africa. Chelsea is also active in charitable endeavors across the globe, including SOS Children’s Villages, Girls for A Change, The Unicorn Foundation, Africa Heart, and Dream Sponsors, Inc. Aside from her current work to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, Chelsea is planning another charitable trip to Kenya.
Chelsea’s experiences reinforce her role as a generational representative. Her recent debut and tell-all book, NINETEEN: A Reflection Of My Teenage Experience In An Extraordinary Life. What I Have Learned and What I Have To Share is a combination of memoir, self-help and an insider’s guide for young adults.
Chelsea lives in New York City and attended Marymount College. Chelsea is also currently pursuing a degree in integrative nutrition and will become a fully certified Health Coach by October of 2013.