Five-time Emmy award winning journalist, producer and Latin media marketing entrepreneur, Giselle Fernandez is currently the creator and host of the award winning on line interview series, “Big Shots.” Her exclusive interviews with titans of industry, thought leaders and trend setters from around the globe, not only delve into the economic landscape of America but the impact diversity and multi-cultural demographics have on our future.
As President of her own production, management and messaging consulting company, Giselle consults to corporate America on marketing strategies to multi-cultural markets.
As former Managing Director of Creative World Talent Management, a division of the Trump Group, a principal investment firm specializing in growth capital and buyout investments, Giselle oversaw media communications initiatives, with special emphasis in Latin America and the U.S. Latin market.
Giselle has made significant contributions to the CBS and NBC networks. Her on the spot news coverage has included news stories from locations such as the Gulf War, the US Invasions of Haiti and Panama, the Somalia and Bosnian Wars, Hurricane Andrew, the 1993 World Trade Center and Oklahoma City bombings. Interviews of world leaders include Fidel Castro, Henry Kissinger, Presidents William Clinton and George H.W. Bush, Vice-President Albert Gore and U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
Giselle, known for her unique style of interviewing, receives accolades from A-list celebrities. In the words of Oprah Winfrey, in referring to Giselle, “She’s a magical smart girl.” Most recently, before going into business, Giselle co-anchored the Tribune Broadcasting company’s morning news out of Los Angeles, KTLA Channel 5 News, and competed in the second season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
Giselle’s contributions as media personality, citizen and philanthropist are extensive, indelible and unparalleled. She is a former trustee of the Latin Grammys, Latina magazine, National Counsel De La Raza and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she remains active an ambassador. While on the Board of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Giselle founded and Executive produced the Hospitals signature bi-annual fundraising extravaganza, “Noche de Ninos”, which has raised almost $30 million to date.
Giselle was named the philanthropist of the year, Hispanic philanthropist of the year and was awarded the Legislative Hispanic Caucus Hispanic Spirit Award for her work with children and education. Giselle was recently inducted to the Latina Women’s Museum in Sacramento honoring outstanding Latinas in California.
Giselle is an avid collector of Latin American art and the work of famous women photographers. Giselle lives in Los Angeles with her 10-year-old daughter, Talei. Born in Mexico and raised in Southern California, Giselle graduated from Sacramento State University with a bachelor of arts in Journalism and Government.