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SERITA WESLEY—HOST

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CONTENT DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER, W+K STUDIOS, WIEDEN+KENNEDY

Serita Wesley is a 2004 graduate of Howard University’s School of Communications; with a bachelor of arts in radio, television and film production. Serita got her start in the entertainment industry as executive assistant to the President of MTV Networks Group, and a production assistant traveling with the season 4 auditions of American Idol. She began her decade-long career in reality television casting on ABC’s “Wife Swap,” and went on to work for networks such as; Fox, MTV, HGTV, TLC, OXYGEN and VH1.

As a lifelong comedy fan, Serita studied sketch comedy writing and improv performance with The People’s Improv Theater (The PIT) of New York, and Chicago’s Second City, from 2008 – 2011.

Now in Portland, Oregon; Serita is the Content Development & Podcast Producer for W+K Studios, the entertainment division of, Wieden + Kennedy. Serita is also the co-founder, host and producer of the 2019 iHeart Radio Podcast Award nominated, On She Goes the podcast, A travel and lifestyle podcast for women of color. As Wieden + Kennedy’s only podcast producer, she also produces two other agency podcasts, La Receta and Affinity Talks, both focused on giving the spotlight to under-represented voices.

As a writer, Serita enjoys writing and developing comedy series where the main characters are people of color, primarily, women of color; with relatable cross-cultural humor.

Album: The Close Up | August 2020