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Teresa Strasser Biography
Teresa Strasser (Teresa Lynn Strasser) is an American writer and television personality. She is known for hosting the first season of the home makeover show While You Were Out on TLC.Teresa Strasser
Lynn also co-hosted The Adam Carolla Show.
Teresa Strasser Age
Teresa Lynn Strasser was born on June 8, 1970 in Panorama City, California, U.S. She is 48 years old as of 2018.
Teresa Strasser Family
She was raised in San Francisco by her mother. Strasser attended Lick-Wilmerding High School on a low-income scholarship. She later went on to study journalism at New York University.
She attended Anorexia Anonymous for more than seven years.
Teresa Strasser Boyfriend
Teresa has been in relationships with Jimmy Kimmel Live! writer and The Sarah Silverman Program actor Steve Agee and a marketing executive named Brandon. She is also known to have dated American Idol host Brian Dunkleman.
Teresa Strasser Husband
Teresa got married to Daniel Wachinski, an IBM accountant on June 25, 2008, in a small ceremony at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Teresa Strasser Children
She has two children with her husband. Their first baby, a boy named Nathaniel “Buster” James, was born on September 24, 2009. Their second son, Andrew, was born in 2012.
Teresa Strasser Career
In 1997, Lynn began writing for Win Ben Stein’s Money, winning a Daytime Emmy Award. Lynn also had several small film roles and writing jobs, including a writing credit for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
She hosted fifty episodes of While You Were Out when former host Anna Bocci left the show in 2002. Lynn had previously served as a writer for the show. She however did not consider herself handy, but she compensated with her dark sense of humor and empathy as she cried after several renovations. She left the show after one season.
On May 8, 2006, Lynn replaced Rachel Perry on The Adam Carolla Show as the news anchor for the radio program. Strasser had previously served as a fill-in before Perry officially left the show. Lynn left the show when taping was moved to nighttime, which caused a scheduling conflict in 2010. Strasser was replaced by “radio co-host and News Girl,” Alison Rosen.
Lynn and Lynette Carolla (wife of Adam Carolla) co-hosted a weekly hourlong podcast on their parenting experiences from February to August 2010. She left the Parent Experiment due to other commitments, and was then replaced by Susanna Brisk.
KABC announced that she would be joining the Peter Tilden Show as Tilden’s female co-anchor on August 19, 2010. She began her work there on August 23, 2010. On August 26, 2011, She did her last show on KABC in order to focus on her TV, commercial voiceover and camera work.
After leaving While You Were Out, Teresa hosted Lover’s Lounge, a dating game show block on the Game Show Network in 2000 and 2001 with Helen Keaney. Strasser was also a feature story reporter for several episodes of Good Day New York in 2004. She was also the New York correspondent for both Good Day Live and On-Air With Ryan Seacrest. She worked as a “love coach” along with Shop ‘Til You Drop host JD Roberto on the 2006 ABC series How to Get the Guy until its cancellation. Strasser replaced Debra Wilson as the co-host of the TV Guide Channel show TV Watercooler in October 2006.
Lynn frequently appears on VH1 and E!’s various “list” shows. Strasser also guest starred on Alicia Silverstone led dramedy, Miss Match. She served a brief stint as a correspondent on the entertainment and gossip news show TMZ on TV which premiered in September 2007. Lynn quit TMZ due to a time conflict with the Adam Carolla Show. She has also covered the red carpet for the Emmy Awards and the Tony Awards, for E! and TV Guide Network, respectively.
Teresa Strasser The List
Strasser currently works as a host and reporter for the new Scripps Networks show The List. The show features pop culture topics, news and current issues, as well as celebrity news and events and what’s going on around town. Currently co-host on The List, a tv pop culture information show.
Teresa Strasser Net Worth
Teresa has not made his net worth public yet.
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Teresa Strasser Interview
Published; DECEMBER 4, 2014
What was your childhood like, and how did it shape who you are today?
Teresa Strasser: My childhood can best be described as a carnival of benign neglect; my parents did their best, but parenting wasn’t at the top of their list of priorities. In fact, I’m pretty sure it never cracked the top ten for either parent. I fell somewhere between “attend folk dancing seminar in Berkeley” and “organize self-help books by color.” Let’s just say I spent a lot of time alone, or with Judy Blume. Having to fend for oneself is not a bad way to train for a career as a writer or in show business, I suppose.
What made you choose to pursue a career in the entertainment industry?
Teresa Strasser: The same thing that governs most of my choices: Desperate, paralyzing, unswerving need for approval!
Creatively-speaking, who are your biggest influences?
Teresa Strasser: I don’t know if you could call them influences, but here are some people whose work I love in no particular order: Madonna, Joan Rivers, Harper Lee, John Irving, Bob Dylan, Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Plath, Tina Fey, Pat Conroy, Eminem, Lucinda Williams, Louis CK, Lena Dunham.
How did the opportunity to work on Win Ben Stein’s Money come about?
Teresa Strasser: I met a comedian named Ed Crasnick at an open mic night in Santa Monica. I said something that made him laugh, and he thought I might make a decent writer for WBSM. He introduced me to the head writer and I submitted a package. I’m still pretty proud of one of my category titles, this one for a question on Israeli politics: Horton Hears a Netanyahu. Maybe it loses something out of context.
What was the most challenging aspect of making the transition from television into radio, and what did you enjoy most about your time on The Adam Carolla Show?
Teresa Strasser: Adam Carolla is a genius. Pure and simple. And no matter what the format or media, working with someone whose brain is that nimble and inventive is always a pleasure and a wonder.
What is your relationship with Adam Carolla like since your departure from his show?
Teresa Strasser: Like family. When he comes to Phoenix for lives shows, I get to sit in and see my old crew. It’s always bittersweet, great to see them but also sad because I miss that world so much. Adam will always be somewhere between friend and mentor, but who also kind of intimidates and charms me in equal measure with almost every interaction.
What inspired you to document your pregnancy first on www.exploitingmybaby.com and in your book, Exploiting My Baby: Because It’s Exploiting Me? Was there ever a fear of revealing too much, knowing that your children could one day grow up to read about your experiences while pregnant?
Teresa Strasser: Funny story. I actually ran most of my chapters by my therapist to make sure I wasn’t doing any damage. She signed off on them, and I trust her implicitly. When I’m writing and I get stuck, I just ask myself, “How can this be more true?” That’s not a totally original trick, but it works. The way I look at it, if you don’t sweat it a little, it’s probably not worth reading. Anyone can turn a phrase or write a clever analogy, but I think being willing to bleed is something I bring to the table. And pregnant women who are anxious and nervous and facing the end of everything they once knew deserve nothing less than total honesty, even if it means I have to share about everything from porn to poop. Actually, that’s not a bad title for my next book.
What game show do you think you would be good at?
Teresa Strasser: Pyramid. That’s right. It’s on YouTube. Donny Osmond hosted and I beat Steve Schirippa from The Sopranos. It was down to the wire for my final cue, “Things that are loyal.” I finally gave the winning clue with “country music fans” – a career highlight. Either that, or the time I dressed up as a Christmas tree for CMT’s 25 Merriest Country Music Videocountdown, which was taped on Yom Kippur. It’s a toss up.
Who have you been most excited to interview? Perhaps along those same lines, is there anyone who has intimidated you?
Teresa Strasser: Some of my favorite celebrity interviews? Brad Pitt, Ted Danson, Ken Burns and Salma Hayek. If I had to interview Madonna, I would need a large dose of Klonipin, but I love her.
For you, what was the most rewarding aspect of becoming a parent?
Teresa Strasser: Now, look, I’m going to need to get real cheesy right about now. One thing that always makes me grateful I have kids is that love is a cure for almost everything in terms of parenting problems. My youngest is going through the terrible two thing. When I get lost or frustrated or hopeless, I know that if I just love him up, most tantrums and problems will eventually resolve. Last night, he was having a freak out over wearing his pajamas, and I just got on the floor and explained to him that I loved him no matter what, happy or sad. I told him I understand how frustrating it is to be little and that things will be better next year and the year after, and that I would always be there for him and that’s it’s okay to be sad and kick his feet and cry. In those moments, when I’m a much better mother than I usually am, when I figure out that loving kids up is the way, when I transcend the mostly crappy parenting that was modeled for me, it’s the best feeling.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Teresa Strasser: Right now, I am filling in on a morning radio show called JohnJay and Rich, so I’m up at 4 AM to do the show until 9 AM, after which I go to my television job at The List, after which I eat a snack in my minivan en route to pick up my kids at preschool. At that point, it’s the park, a bike ride, Legos, dinner, some episodes of Scandal or The Killing and the hope of being asleep by 8:30.
What are you working on next?
Teresa Strasser: Getting everyone to buy my book for anyone they know who is pregnant or thinking about it. Exploiting My Baby – help me exploit mine by buying it this holiday season.