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Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

Kimberly Lansing

Class of 2003, Bachelor's

A chance encounter between Kimberly Lansing and the World Poker Tour at the Season V WPT Celebrity Invitational sealed her fate in poker when the WPT offered her a role as the online hostess for WPT Live Updates. Live from the tournament floor, Kimberly reports all the exciting poker action while conducting player interviews over the WPT Live Updates Webcam on Her unabashed interviewing style helps audience members get a heads-up perspective of poker’s finest competitors. From each Season VI tour stop Kimberly introduces you to a premiere Casino destination, broadcasts up to the minute breaking news and entertains with behind the scenes footage. You can now catch Kimberly doubling up as part-time TV hostess alongside Layla Kayleigh on the World Poker Tour show for play-by-play action of the WPT Final Table.

Kimberly grew up in Rancho Mirage and Laguna Hills before attending the University of Southern California. During her time at USC, Kimberly worked at the college news station, Annenberg TV News. After receiving a BA in Broadcast Journalism at USC, Kimberly began her career as an entertainment journalist for the Associated Press and Us Weekly Magazine.

Since 2004, Kimberly has been a reporter for PEOPLE Magazine, covering almost every red carpet event in Hollywood. In addition to her work at PEOPLE, Kimberly also writes for In Style Magazine and the German publication, Gala. You can also catch her as a host/correspondent on Television.

Starting her path toward the poker world, Kimberly hosted in December 2006 the OnGame Network's Poker Classic at the Casino de Barcelona, in Spain. In March of 2007, Kimberly attended the WPT Celebrity Invitational tournament to report for PEOPLE. Kimberly’s charming disposition and impressive background in poker prompted WPT to create a position for Kimberly where she would travel the poker circuit and report live from the tournament floor via streaming video blogs.

May 2007, Kimberly joined the WPT Team as the Hostess for WPT Live Updates. WPT has also tapped Kimberly’s talents for the WPT television show—her first job on the tour was hosting in front of TV cameras June 2nd at the Mandalay Bay Poker Championship final table.


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