Elisa Jordana

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Elisa Jordana
Born Elisa Schwartz
Old Bridge Township, New Jersey
Residence Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Education Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Berklee College of Music
Occupation Radio & TV personality, Musician, Writer
Television The Howard Stern Show
Website elisajordana.com

Elisa Ann Schwartz, better known by her stage name, Elisa Jordana, is an American radio and TV personality, musician, writer, and online talk show host. She is best known for her appearances on The Howard Stern Show and as a former member of the dance-pop band, Cobra Starship.

Early life[edit]

Elisa Jordana was born and raised in Old Bridge, New Jersey.[1] She grew up listening to New Kids on the Block and Whitney Houston. She wrote her first song at age seven; by the time she was in her teens she was already writing songs for her high school's musicals. She moved to New York City at 17 and continued to write and play around the city.[2][3]

Education[edit]

Jordana studied in Radio, Television, and Digital Communications at Connecticut School of Broadcasting,[4] the same school fellow former Howard Stern staff member Artie Lange attended.[5] She also attended Berklee College of Music for a couple of semesters before joining Cobra Starship.[6]

Career[edit]

She began her entertainment career as the keytar player for the dance - pop band Cobra Starship.[7]

Music[edit]

Jordana was an original member of the dance-pop band Cobra Starship as a keytarist and backup singer.[7] In 2007, she part ways with the band to focus on her solo career,[8] launching singles such as Fuck You, I'm Fine, Online Sweetheart[9][10] and an album called Introducing Elisa Jordana.[11]

Radio[edit]

Jordana first made her debut on The Howard Stern Show in November 2011.[12] She was interviewed by Howard Stern about her relationship with a writer of the show, Benjy Bronk. Jordana appeared in studio nearly a dozen times after that for interviews, games, and musical performances. She was awarded the title of Miss Howard TV in May 2012.[13]

She was also a staff member on the show and had a part as a comedy writer on the program.[14]

Online Talk Show Host[edit]

Once she left The Howard Stern Show, Jordana created her own talk show titled, Kermit and Friends. She started broadcasting the show on the now defunct website Spreecast in February 2015 and lasted for over a year.[15] The show was heavily featured on The Howard Stern Show and received acknowledgement from talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.[16]

Writer[edit]

After writing comedy for a few years and having a successful stint as a writer for The Howard Stern Show, Jordana started to take a more serious tone in her writing and became a student of New York Times Best Selling Author Susan Shapiro. Jordana has published articles in XOJane,[17] Marie Claire,[18][19]Yahoo,[20] and The Rumpus.[21]

Television[edit]

Outside of making multiple appearances on Howard Stern On Demand, Jordana first made her television debut on the Fuse TV reality television series, Redemption Song.[22] The show was hosted by professional wrestler Chris Jericho and was based on 11 women who competed to win a record deal with Geffen Records.[23]

In 2016, Jordana made her film debut in the SyFy television movie Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, along with her beloved dog Kermit.[24]

Radar Online confirmed in April 2017 that Jordana signed on to become a new cast member in the Bravo reality series Vanderpump Rules.[25][26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elisa Jordana Biography". All Music. Retrieved 2017-09-23. 
  2. ^ "Elisa Jordana". Jango Radio. Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  3. ^ "Shabooty Interview Series: Elisa Jordana – Shabooty - Howard Stern, Comedy & Hip-Hop Music". Shabooty - Howard Stern, Comedy & Hip-Hop Music. 2008-09-06. Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  4. ^ Hoffman, Reid (April 23, 2015). "Elisa Jordana LinkedIn Profile". LinkedIn. 
  5. ^ Hennessy, Christina (October 15, 2013). "Artie Lange makes a stop in Stamford". CTPost. 
  6. ^ "Elisa Jordana's Official Website". Tumblr. March 29, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Montgomery, James. "Cobra Starship's Former Keytarist Returns". MTV. 
  8. ^ "Cobra Starship's Gabe Saporta Speaks Out After Keytar Kerfuffle". MTV News. Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  9. ^ Shabooty, Shabooty (January 31, 2012). "Benjy Bronk and Elisa Jordana Perform "Online Sweetheart" Live in NYC". Shabooty. 
  10. ^ "Elisa Jordana - Elisa Jordana — Listen and discover music at Last.fm". Last.fm. Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  11. ^ "Elisa Jordana on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  12. ^ "Elisa Jordana, Benjy's Dream Girl". HowardStern.com. November 1, 2011. 
  13. ^ Stillwater, Cletus (April 18, 2012). "Elisa Jordana Miss Howard TV for May". TMRZoo. 
  14. ^ Lambert, Jonathan (June 25, 2014). "Lady Gaga Feud: Perez Hilton Blasts Before Benjy Bronk, Elisa Jordana Finger Bit". Classicalite. 
  15. ^ Jordana, Elisa (May 6, 2016). "For One Whole Year, I Invited Internet Trolls into My Apartment". XOJane. 
  16. ^ Mercer, Mark (May 11, 2015). "Jimmy Kimmel Sits In". MarksFriggin. 
  17. ^ "elisa-jordana". xoJane: Women's Lifestyle & Community Site - xoJane. Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  18. ^ "I Became Completely Obsessed with My Boyfriend's Sex Obsession". Marie Claire. 2016-08-30. Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  19. ^ "They Told Me I Wasn't Pretty Enough to Be a Rock Star". Marie Claire. 2017-01-26. Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  20. ^ Jordana, Elisa (September 30, 2016). "Unpopular Opinion: Your Pit Bull Belongs in a Zoo". Yahoo. 
  21. ^ Elliot, Stephen (December 29, 2016). "The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #64: Lianne Stokes". The Rumpus. 
  22. ^ Aubin, Paul. "Former Cobra Starship member on new reality show". Punk News. 
  23. ^ Behrens, Bill. "WWE Entertainer Hosts Redemption Song on Fuse". Wrestlezone. 
  24. ^ Bezos, Jeff. "Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens". IMDB. 
  25. ^ Staff, Radar. "Meet The Newest SUR-ver! Howard Stern Radio Star Shakes Up 'VPR' Cast". Radar Online. 
  26. ^ Staff, OK. "Sur-Ver Wares! Elisa Jordana Just Joined 'VPR,' But Scheana & Lala Want Her in Their Alliance". OK Magazine. 

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