SAN FRANCISCO, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After six successful years hosting The Valley Girl Show on the internet, creator Jesse Draper is expanding her popular Internet tech talk show with a new television series to air this summer, courtesy of Cox Media Group. A spokesperson for startups, Draper has helped pioneer the way of new media content distribution and will translate that model to television. The Valley Girl Show brings entrepreneurs together to reflect their humble beginnings, discovering how their companies came to be and what they hoped to create, all in a fun and lively environment. Previous guests on The Valley Girl Show have included the likes of Ted Turner, Mark Cuban, Sheryl Sandberg, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Jessica Alba, and Eric Schmidt, Steve Wozniak and Elon Musk. Hoping to reach a larger audience after garnering over 200 interviews for her influential online show, the new syndicated 30-minute talk show will have a digital twist and is projected to reach more than five million households in Northern California and Seattle this summer, with plans to roll out to 20 markets and 30 million households later this year.
Produced through Cox Media Group in Northern California, The Valley Girl Show will provide television viewers with an entertaining and informative platform to discuss business with leading tech entrepreneurs, trend forecasters and innovators. Far from the standard business talk show format, Draper has generated acclaim with her unabashed enthusiasm and ability to draw top CEO's and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and beyond out of their comfort zone. With a playful approach, knowledgeable background, and a large dose of whimsy, Draper succeeds in generating real, unscripted dialogue with the thought leaders of the technology and business industries.
The new show will air June 2014 in the San Francisco and Seattle markets.
About Jesse Draper:
Formerly a Nickelodeon star, Draper is now CEO of Valley Girl™ where she runs pre-production through post-production and distribution for the show, and is a regular contributor to CNBC, The Katie Couric Show, ForbesWoman and Glam.com. Draper is an angel investor through her fund, Valley Girl Ventures where she does early stage seed investing in startups that have a female in the founding team. Some investments include Patter, Female Founders Fund, and Carbon38. In addition, she recently founded a women in business organization in association with Valley Girl™ which holds exclusive quarterly events across the country for cross industry networking and support of women in business. Draper is a speaker at business conferences around the world including DLD, SXSW, MIPTV, TEDx, and universities such as Stanford and the University of Edinburgh. Draper splits time between the Silicon Valley and Santa Monica, and is a graduate of UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. Draper is writing a book scheduled to launch in 2015. For more information, visit www.valleygirl.com.
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