Kristina Matisic

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Kristina Matisic
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TV host Kristina Matisic
Born (1968-12-26) December 26, 1968 (age 48) [1]
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Occupation television host, actor, television producer, news anchor, news announcer, reporter

Kristina Matisic (born December 26, 1968) is the host, with Anna Wallner, of The Shopping Bags, Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag, and Anna & Kristina's Beauty Call.

Matisic was born in Zagreb, Croatia.[2] She has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of British Columbia[2] and a master's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California.[3]

In 1993, Matisic started her career in broadcasting as a news announcer on Mountain FM. The following year, she began working at CKVU-TV in Vancouver, as an overnight news anchor for Global News, an associate producer and a reporter. In 1997, she was the news anchor and producer of that station's 11:30 pm newscast.[3]

Early life[edit]

Television career[edit]


Television host and actor[edit]

The Shopping Bags[edit]

While there, Matisic met Anna Wallner and created The Shopping Bags concept.[4] Their show has won numerous Leo awards and two Gemini award nominations.[5] They maintain an extensive website[6] that includes product reviews and shopping tips and they write for numerous publications across North America. They are also co-authors of the book, The Shopping Bags: Tips, Tricks and Inside Information to Make You a Savvy Shopper.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Matisic appeared in an episode of Final Destination as reporter Marilyn Eckerle.[8] In January 2009, she was living in Vancouver.[2]


  1. ^ And A Merry Christmas To All! Blog article. Retrieved November 8, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Marcy Cornblum (2009-01-16). "Test Kitchen". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  3. ^ a b "The Shopping Bags Host Bios". W Network. Archived from the original on November 7, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived December 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
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  6. ^ Anna & Kristina (2013-07-26). "Anna Wallner & Kristina Matisic: The Shopping Bags Official Website". Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  7. ^ [2] Archived March 29, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
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