Shirley Braha

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Shirley Braha
Born (1982-12-26) December 26, 1982 (age 33)
New York, United States

Shirley Braha (born December 26, 1982) is the adoptive owner of popular internet dog Marnie the Dog. She has also been a TV producer and creator of the music television show New York Noise (2003-2010).[1] and MTV Hive's indie music video show Weird Vibes (2011-2013).

Early life[edit]

Braha is a native of Brooklyn. At 16 she started a record label called Little Shirley Beans Records.[2][3][4] From 2001-2002 she was programming co-director for the streaming internet radio site [2] At Smith College, Braha was a DJ at WOZQ and their Events Director.[5] In 2001, Braha was featured in YM Magazine as "One of the 21 Coolest Girls in America".[2] The Village Voice named her "Best D.I.Y. Go Girl Under 21" in their 2002 "Best of NYC" issue.[2]

New York Noise (2003-2010)[edit]

Braha created New York Noise, an indie-rock TV show, in 2003 while interning at NYC TV.[6][7][8] " She produced & edited the series.[6] The program showcased underground music in unusual ways.[1][3][4][6][9][10] Her production style "brought much needed originality to her field" according to the Village Voice.[4] According to the New York Times, it is "a groundbreaking show that has attracted a loyal following [9]"

Weird Vibes (2011-2013)[edit]

Shirley Braha is creator & producer of "Weird Vibes," a 30-minute indie music video show that she developed for MTV Hive.[11] The show ran from August 2011 to September 2013.

Marnie the Dog (2012- Present)[edit]

Braha adopted an elderly Shih Tzu dog on December 20, 2012 and named her Marnie. Braha began regularly posting photos on Instagram in February 2014.


  1. ^ a b Dodero, Camille. "Is New York Noise a Victim of NYC-TV's Post-Scandal Rebranding?". Village Voice. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Phillips, Amy. </ "Best of NYC 2002: Best DIY Go Girl (Under 21)- Shirley Braha". The Village Voice. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Fanelli, James. "NYC Show Aims to Fill MTV Video Void" (PDF). AM New York. 
  4. ^ a b c Kramer Bussell, Rachel. "Best local music groupie - 2006: Shirley Braha". Best of NYC 2006. The Village Voice. 
  5. ^ Harari, Yvonne. "New York Noise Interview With Shirley Braha". Image Magazine. 
  6. ^ a b c Carlson, Jen. "Shirley Braha, New York Noise". Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  7. ^ n/a. "Smith College People News". Smith College News. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  8. ^ Katchen, Andrew (August 16, 2005). "Ch. 25's 'Noise' has its ear to the Underground Music Scene.". NY Daily News. 
  9. ^ a b Winnie, Hu. "Hour After Hour, One Station Is Devoted to Pulse of New York". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  10. ^ Phillips, Amy. "Best Unnecessary but Totally Rad Use of the City's Money, Music Division - 2005 : New York Noise". Best of NYC 2005. 
  11. ^ McKinley, James (August 10, 2011). "MTV to Start Webcast Devoted to Emerging Bands". New York Times. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 

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