NEW Interview Like the Pros workshop for ages 9 and up will be held August 18th and 19th. This is a two-part workshop, with instruction on the 18th and on-camera experience on the 19th. Kids must attend the 18th to do the hands-on portion the 19th. Registration is required in advance. Register here OR purchase your child’s ticket for this workshop now. See below for more details about this 2-day workshop.

Please note: This workshop was originally scheduled for August 12th and 19th, but was changed to August 18th and 19th, due to the Holy Fire in Lake Elsinore.

Young broadcaster, Jennifer Smart, brings her years of experience interviewing hundreds of celebrities and industry insiders, to kids and teens in Lake Elsinore.

Participants ages 9 and up are invited to “Interview Like the Pros” in this two-part workshop, August 18th and 19th. On the 18th, Jennifer and her team will instruct kids on skills and tips for three different interviewing scenarios – red carpet, sit-down/junket, and band/music festival. On the 19th, attendees will practice these skills in the three scenarios, interviewing special guests on-camera. Participants MUST complete the instruction portion on the 18th before attending the hands-on portion on the 19th.

“When interviewing someone, you may not have a lot of time and you need to think of the best question to ask, or you may want to elaborate on what they said in your previous question. Every interview is different, and the things I learned through interviewing come in handy in the rest of my life, too – like prioritizing and remaining calm,” Jennifer shares.

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This workshop is run by the nonprofit Jennifer Smart Foundation, and takes place at the Find Your Voice Center, located in the Outlets at Lake Elsinore. More information can be found at FYVcenter.org. Pre-registration online is required, as space is limited. The cost of this two-day workshop is $99. A limited number of scholarships may be available. To sponsor a child for this or any workshop, please contact info@fyvcenter.org.

The acting world has lost yet another talented young person. We talked to Jackson Odell at the premiere for Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer, way back in 2011. He went on to roles in iCarly, Modern Family, Arrested Development, Jessie, The Fosters and The Goldbergs. His most recent projects included writing songs for the movies Forever My Girl and Redemption. He will be missed.

You’ll find my interview with Jackson at 1:49.

In honor of the opening of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, please enjoy my interview with two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White. I talked with him at the X Games movie premiere in 2009. We congratulate him on making the 2018 Olympic team, and wish Shaun and all his teammates the best! Go for the gold! U-S-A, U-S-A!

It was fun talking with Hey Violet at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards. You can hear their music highlighted on JENNiRADIO this month, including their latest single, “Hoodie.”

You can listen on KJNi-LP 101.7 in SoCal, KKGT 91.9 in New Mexico, through the free JENNiRADIO iOS app and right here at JENNiRADIO.com.

It was fun talking with special guests, filmmakers and some of the cast of The LEGO Ninjago Movie at the premiere in Westwood. I met some great people, and also really enjoyed speaking with Jackie Chan again!

It was a fun crowd at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards at The Forum. I loved catching up with some Disney and Nickelodeon actors I haven’t seen in a while, as well as meeting some new actors, musicians and singers.

You can watch the 2017 Teen Choice Awards on Fox, August 13th. Check your local listings for times.

I visited the Intel booth at CES again this year, and they shared with me all the cool ways Intel is working to improve our daily lives, including sports analytics and artificial intelligence in cars.

SteveIt was a scorching day in Los Angeles, when we visited the Shrine Auditorium to speak with the cast and filmmakers of Despicable Me 3. It was nice to talk with Steve Carrell (Gru) and Dana Gaier (Edith) again, as well as special guest Becky G. We got a little behind the scenes scoop on the movie’s production as well. And, of course, we had to chat with everyone about minions!

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I enjoyed speaking with the filmmakers and special guests at the premiere of Disneynature’s Born in China. I love animals, so it was especially gratifying to get a peek behind the scenes at how they made this magnificent documentary – the amazing work they put in to capture these creatures in their natural habitat.

It was also interesting to find out which animals the special guests, many from Disney and ABC shows, were most interested in.

Revisiting my CES interviews from last year while getting ready for CES 2017…

This was my thirteenth year reporting on CES in Las Vegas!

My interviews are listed below, alphabetically by company. You can also jump to them from these links: Girl Scouts, House of Marley, Intel, LG, Polaroid, Sphero.