Elisa Jordana

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Elisa Jordana
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Born
Elisa Schwartz

NationalityAmerican
Education Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Berklee College of Music
OccupationRadio & TV personality, Musician, Writer
Television The Howard Stern Show
Website elisajordana.com

Elisa Ann Schwartz, whose stage name is Elisa Jordana, is an American radio and TV personality, musician, writer, and online talk-show host. She is best known for her appearances on The Howard Stern Show and as a former member of the dance-pop band, Cobra Starship.

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Early life

Jordana was born and raised in Old Bridge, New Jersey. [1] She grew up listening to New Kids on the Block and Whitney Houston. She wrote her first song at age seven; by the time she was in her teens she was already writing songs for her high school's musicals. She moved to New York City at 17 and continued to write and play around the city. [2] [3]

Education

Jordana studied in Radio, Television, and Digital Communications at Connecticut School of Broadcasting, [4] the same school fellow former Howard Stern staff member Artie Lange attended. [5] She also attended Berklee College of Music for a couple of semesters before joining Cobra Starship. [6]

Career

She began her entertainment career as the keytar player for the dance-pop band Cobra Starship. [7]

Music

Jordana was an original member of Cobra Starship as a keytarist and backup singer. [7] In 2007, she parted ways with the band to focus on her solo career, [8] launching singles such as "Fuck You, I'm Fine," "Online Sweetheart," [9] [10] and an album titled Introducing Elisa Jordana. [11]

Radio

Jordana first made her debut on The Howard Stern Show in November 2011. [12] She was interviewed by Howard Stern about her relationship with a writer of the show, Benjy Bronk. Jordana appeared in studio nearly a dozen times after that for interviews, games, and musical performances and was given the informal title of "Miss Howard TV." [13]

After 12 appearances live in studio, Jordana was hired as a staff writer on the program. [14]

Online Talk Show Host

Once she left The Howard Stern Show, Jordana created her own talk show titled, Kermit and Friends. She started broadcasting the show on Spreecast in February 2015 and lasted for over a year. [15] The show was heavily featured on The Howard Stern Show and received acknowledgment from talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel. [16]

Writer

After writing comedy for The Howard Stern Show, Jordana became a student of New York Times Best Selling Author Susan Shapiro. Jordana has written articles for XOJane , [17] Marie Claire, [18] [19] Yahoo , [20] and The Rumpus. [21]

Television

Outside of making multiple appearances on Howard Stern On Demand, Jordana first made her television debut on the Fuse TV reality television series, Redemption Song. [22] The show was hosted by professional wrestler Chris Jericho and was based on 11 women who competed to win a record deal with Geffen Records. [23]

In 2016, Jordana made her film debut in the SyFy television movie Sharknado: The 4th Awakens , along with her beloved dog Kermit. [24]

Radar Online confirmed in April 2017 that Jordana signed on to become a new cast member in the Bravo reality series Vanderpump Rules. [25] [26]

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