Celebrity speaker Shira Lazar is a television personality, actress, writer, and video blogger known for hosting What’s Trending, a daily interactive YouTube show that covers trending videos and celebrities. In addition to creating What’s Trending, Lazar is the creator and host of Partners Project, a weekly talk show featuring YouTube stars. Lazar is also an accomplished journalist with content featured on major websites, including CBSNEWS.com, Hollywood.com, HuffingtonPost.com, and MSN.com.
Celebrity Speaker Shira Lazar began her media career as the host of the College Sports Television program “1st Person.” The following year, she accepted a job as a host and producer for Music Plus TV. In 2006, Lazar contributed a number of feature pieces to Hollywood.com, as well as contributing an Oscar’s awards night preview feature for Los Angeles Confidential. Two years later, Lazar began hosting LX TV, a lifestyle entertainment show for NBC4 in Los Angeles. In 2009, Lazar started an online weekly video program called This Week on Mahalo.com. Lazar also became a contributor to CBSNEWS.com this year with a blog called OnTheScene. In 2010, she was a guest speaker at the Mashable and CNN Media Summit. At the 2011 Grammy Awards and Oscar awards, Lazar hosted live stream red carpet content. During this year, she also started a weekly blog series on Entrepeneur entitled “Social Media Breakdown.”
Lazar’s What’s Trending was nominated for a 2012 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement for an Original Interactive Television program. In June 2013, it received a seven figure investment from Bedrocket Media Ventures to expand content production and distribution. Lazar has been featured in a number of magazines, including Fast Company, Wired, and Forbes. She was named one of the “Most Influential Women in Technology” by Fast Company, and was also named a “Woman in Tech You Need to Follow” by the Huffington Post. In April of 2015, Lazar was honored by Cynopsis Media as one of the “Top Women in Digital”.