HOST / WRITER / PRODUCER / PHOTOGRAPHER / ARTIST / CURATOR / FASHION DESIGNER
INDUSTRY PRO EDUCATING, ENTERTAINING, & ENGAGING THE WORLD IN MUSIC, FASHION & ART
When your hear Hollywood insiders use the term “total package” in the hosting world, MICHAEL SHIRLEY is the kind of TV host they are talking about. From writing, shooting, producing, and hosting his own original content and content for some of the biggest entertainment industry powerhouses – Michael has been following his passion for entertaining, educating, and engaging audiences for over 15 years. You will also find that he has navigated the highs and lows of the entertainment industry with an inspiring sense of artistry and drive.
In 2007, Michael traded in his career as a fashion model and began interning 40 hours a week at MTV Networks in Manhattan while simultaneously earning a degree in broadcast journalism at Columbia College in Chicago. His work ethic and passion inevitably landed him in Hollywood with a job as executive producer for BritneySpears.com. Being in Hollywood also gave him the chance to pursue life in front of the camera as a red carpet correspondent for Celebuzz and Buzznet – serving as a music critic and fashion blogger, as well, for the latter.
It seemed as if Michael was on top of the industry game… and all by the age of 25! But in October 2010, after shooting the pilot for his own syndicated talk show, Michael was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy – a nerve virus which paralyzed half of his face. For a TV host, this kind of diagnosis is obviously devastating. Michael’s show was immediately cancelled and he was let go from all hosting jobs. After finishing out his contract with Britney Spears, Michael focused on his passions away from the camera – music, fashion, and art. During his recovery hiatus, Michael recorded his debut album, founded 2 fashion labels, a clothing boutique, an online art gallery, and worked as a freelance artist designing album cover art for over 200 musicians and bands across the globe.
Off-screen, Michael has worked as a celebrity ghost writer and served as editor-in-chief for 2 major paparazzi agencies – Hollywood.TV and Pacific Coast News. He also wrote the highly polarizing I Hate Michael Shirley – The Life & Times Of A Hollywood Socialite from 2009 through 2015, garnering a large following of eclectic, young jetsetters. The blog was an inside look into the worlds of fashion, music, and art from the perspective of a young tastemaker living and working in those fields.
Currently, Michael is the host of the Twin Peaks: The Return aftershow for Afterbuzz TV. With over 23 million weekly downloads from over 150 countries, AfterBuzz TV is an online broadcast network created by E! host Maria Menounos and producer Keven Undergaro, dedicated to producing aftershows for favorite TV shows.
ON-CAMERA HOSTING / LIVE EVENT HOSTING / CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS / TELEPROMPTER / AUDIO PROMPTER / SCRIPT WRITING / SCRIPT EDITING / STORY PRODUCING / FIELD PRODUCING / VIDEOGRAPHY / VIDEO EDITING / AUDIO EDITING / AUDIO DUBBING / PHOTOGRAPHY / PHOTO EDITING / BRANDING / SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS / TWITTER / FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM / TUMBLR / PINTEREST / WINDOWS & MAC OPERATING SYSTEMS / PHOTOSHOP / WORDPRESS / E-COMMERCE / GRAPHIC DESIGN / PRODUCT DESIGN / PACKAGING DESIGN / PRODUCT PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION / TEAM MANAGEMENT
O N – C A M E R A H O S T I N G E X P E R I E N C E
AFTERBUZZ TV – NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA (2017 – PRESENT) ………. HOST
WITCHING OUT: THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO MODERN MAGIC – HOLLYWOOD, CA (PRESENT) ………. HOST
I HATE MICHAEL SHIRLEY – HOLLYWOOD, CA (2015) ………. PILOT EPISODE
BUZZNET – HOLLYWOOD, CA (2009 – 2011) ………. HOST / RED CARPET CORRESPONDENT
CELEBUZZ – HOLLYWOOD, CA (2009) ………. RED CARPET CORRESPONDENT
METRO MINUTES – CHICAGO, IL (2006) ………. NEWS ANCHOR / REPORTER
W R I T I N G & P R O D U C I N G E X P E R I E N C E
GET OUT! MAGAZINE – NEW YORK CITY, NY (2017) ………. CONTRIBUTOR
WITCHING OUT: THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO MODERN MAGIC – HOLLYWOOD, CA (2016 – 2017) ………. WRITER / PRODUCER
SUVUDU – WORLDWIDE (2013 – 2015) ………. FEATURED COLUMNIST
I HATE MICHAEL SHIRLEY – HOLLYWOOD, CA (2009 – 2015) ………. MUSIC, FASHION, ART & LIFESTYLE BLOGGER
BRITNEYSPEARS.COM – HOLLYWOOD, CA (2009 – 2011) ………. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / PRODUCER / WRITER
BUZZNET – HOLLYWOOD, CA (2009 – 2011) ………. MUSIC CRITIC / FASHION COLUMNIST
PACIFIC COAST NEWS – LOS ANGELES, CA (2009 – 2011) ………. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF / CO-EDITOR / WRITER
HOLLYWOOD.TV – HOLLYWOOD, CA (2008 – 2009) ………. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
BRODYJENNER.COM – HOLLYWOOD, CA (2008) ………. CELEBRITY GHOST WRITER
MTV.COM – NEW YORK CITY, NY (2007) ………. WRITER / INTERN
B R A N D E D C O N T E N T P A R T N E R S H I P S
5PREVIEW / AIR + STYLE / AME & JAKK / APPAREL CENTRALE / BAD KIDS GO TO HELL / BELMAICA / BIANCA JANE / BLOOD IS THE NEW BLACK / BODY DECOR BOUTIQUE / BOLT BANDS / BUDWEISER / CHARITYBUZZ / CHEWY TOONS / CONSERVATORY OF RECORDING ARTISTS & SCIENCES / CYMPLIFI / DROPKLOUD / ENERGY MUSE / THE FABULOUS STAINS / FANTA / FASHION RISKS / FAVALA / FIVERR / FRANCHISE X / GREG MICHAELS / HELLO DRAMA / HEROES OF THE NORTH: COMPENDIUM / HEY COLLECTION / I GOT BOTH / INDEPENDENT MUSIC PROMOTIONS / INNER WEAR / JAMBERRY / JD WILLIAMS / JOINTPOP / JOZU COMICS / JUSTIN CHARNEY / LOVE & PIECES / MARIALIA / MOTEL / NAMELESS / NICKELODEON / NIKKI LIPSTICK / ONYN EAST LONDON / PETA / THE PINEVILLE HEIST / PROPER GNAR / REBEL REBEL / RED ANVIL / ROTOR DR1 / SANRIO / SKINNY IS GREEN / SNICKERDUCK / SEAHORSES / THE SILENCE / THE SIMS 3: AMBITION / SPIN MEDIA / SKITTLES / STUSSY / STRUNWAY / SWAMI LUSHBEARD / TEETH MAGAZINE / THA NEIGHBORS / TIOPOD / TWINKIE CHAN / UBER / UMBERTO LUCE / UNDER COVER WATERWEAR / THE WATCH BUYERS GROUP / WONDER PICKLE / WONDERS OF THE WORLD / YOUNIQUE
SOCIAL REACH – 35,000
E D U C A T I O N
THE NEXT STAGE THEATER – HOLLYWOOD, CA (2016) – IMPROV
MARKI COSTELLO’S “BECOME A HOST” ACADEMY – LOS ANGELES, CA (2014 – 2016)
COLUMBIA COLLEGE – CHICAGO, IL (2003 – 2007) – BROADCAST JOURNALISM (BA)
RHODES COLLEGE – MEMPHIS, TN (2002) – CREATIVE WRITING
S T A T S
SEE MICHAEL’S ENTIRE PRESS KIT @ WWW.MICHAELSHIRLEY.INFO