Revised: 06/03/08 Welcome to Casa Giselle - the Web site of television journalist and interviewer, Giselle Fernandez. Featuring the G-spot, Electric Library and Gallery. With career links and writers resources.


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[Casa Giselle]

the Giselle Fernandez-Farrand homepage

With Broadcast Journalism Career Links & Writers' Resources

© 2005 wa3key

Giselle Fernandez - Farrand
Television journalist, producer & filmmaker

Photo montage: © 2005

                    Read Giselle's Biography
                              Watch a Video of her career
                                        Dancing With the Stars



A Mirror for America:                                                                
Reflections of                                                                
an Obama Supporter                                        





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Giselle's Electric Library
with Newspaper  and  Magazine  articles,  Transcripts  and  Biography .

The G-spot  with Giselle Fernandez
Giselle's Writings, Speeches & Interviews, Favorite Books, Photos & more!

Our Story - a film by Giselle Fernandez
"Noche de Ninos" Photo Album
Giselle's Wedding Pictures  

Main Site Features *  Image & Sound file Gallery *  "Picture of the Week"
Giselle's Broadcast Career *  Current Events *  Network News Appearances
Journalism Career Links *  Search Tools *  Writers Resources *  Related Links
Video  *  Biography *  Casa Giselle Guestbook *  Agent *  Domain Index

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Broadcast Career

    Born in Mexico, raised and educated in California, Giselle Fernandez-Farrand pursues a genuine passion for journalism. Her accomplished career includes an impressive list of credentials and has earned five Emmy Awards.

"Dancing With the Stars" - Competitor - ABC
Skinny Hippo & F Squared Productions - Giselle's Production Companies
"KTLA Morning News" - Co-anchor - Los Angeles - Tribune
"Cafe Olé with Giselle Fernandez" - Host - Sí TV
"This Week in History - Co-host - A&E/History Channel
"Access Hollywood" - Co-host - NBC/Twentieth Century Fox
"Today" Weekend Edition - Co-host - NBC
"Nightly News" Sunday Edition - Anchor - NBC
"Today" - Substitute Co-host - NBC
"Nightly News" - Substitute Anchor - NBC
"CBS Evening News" - Substitute Anchor - CBS
"CBS Weekend News" - Sunday Anchor - CBS
"CBS This Morning" - Substitute Co-host - CBS
"Eye On America" - Regular Contributor - CBS
"CBS Sunday Morning" - Assignments - CBS
"Face the Nation" - Assignments - CBS
"48 Hours" - Assignments - CBS
WCIX-TV - Weeknight Anchor/Reporter - Miami
WBBM-TV - Weekend Anchor/Reporter - Chicago
KTLA-TV - Weekend Anchor/Reporter - Los Angeles
KEYT-TV - Reporter - Santa Barbara
KRDO-TV - Camera-woman/Producer/Reporter - Colorado Springs

Watch a Video Montage of Giselle's work.  

    Ms Fernandez has covered such major stories as: the Gulf War, the US Invasions of Haiti and Panama, the Somalia and Bosnian Wars, Hurricane Andrew, the 1993 World Trade Center and Oklahoma City bombings. She has interviewed world leaders such as: Henry Kissinger, Presidents William Clinton and George H.W. Bush, Vice-President Albert Gore and U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali. Fernandez was also the first reporter in twenty years to interview Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in English.

    Giselle's inimitable and entertaining style of interviewing and reporting (she calls herself the original "Kosher Burrito") was most recently featured weekdays as co-anchor of the KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles. In addition, Giselle has her own interview program on the Sí TV Cable Network titled Cafe Olé and is head of her own production company, Skinny Hippo Productions. Giselle sponsors where visitors can share stories about life in Los Angeles. She also hopes to enter the dot com world with an On-line Community for Latinas at and a Female Empowerment site at

Current Events...




Giselle was featured in the
March/April 2006 issue of
Get Active Magazine
where she shares her secrets for
living a full, fit life.

Read the article in .pdf format



[Dancing With the Stars]

Giselle Fernandez and Jonathan Roberts
competed in the second season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars
Watch Giselle and Jonathan's final dance on Sunday, February 26th.

  Streaming Videos and Captures from the competition.  

Giselle's advice on fitness and diet.  

Voice your comments on the competition in Giselle's Guestbook

Read Giselle's open letter to her fans about her experience on
"Dancing with the Stars" and her philosophy on winning and losing.  

Listen to Giselle's farewell full length (1min 45sec) or edited (46 sec)
in RealMedia format or read the transcript.    

Watch a video of Giselle learning to dance (2m 11s)

[Our Story]

Two boys brought together by fate...
It's not only their story...
It's Our Story

A film by Giselle Fernandez-Farrand

Read the inspiring story of
Dustin Meraz at or
click here to watch a Video Preview

Giselle has written her first childrens' book.
Gigi and the Birthday Ring
Click on the cover for a closer look
or visit one of these fine book sellers.




Giselle received the
2005 Hispanic Magazine
Achievement Award
for Entertainment



Giselle executive-produced the First Noche de Ninos
benefiting Childrens Hospital Los Angeles on Saturday, October 2nd 2004
honoring Jennifer Lopez. The second Noche de Ninos honoring Johnny Depp
was held Saturday, October 7, 2006. A new photo album is coming soon.

Visit Giselle's Noche de Ninos Photo Album.  
Watch a Video about Childrens Hospital.

"California's Future Depends on its Latino Teachers"
Read Giselle's keynote address delivered February 23rd, 2005
at the California Association for Bilingual Education

Giselle was featured the April 2003 Issue of Catalina Magazine

Giselle was profiled in the LA Woman section of the
Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles on June 14, 2002

Under construction...

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Giselle's is a new Web site with inspiring
stories of Maverick Women who dared to fulfill their dreams.

Also under construction is an On-line Business
Community for Latinas and where
Los Angelinos can share stories about life in Los Angeles.

[Race for the Cure]                   [Revlon Run/Walk]                   [Children's Hospital]
Chapters  LA  NYC         Revlon Run/Walk for Women       Children's Hospital of LA

Giselle was featured in the February 1999 issue of
People en Español
View the article in English or Español

Also the Fall 1998 issue of Back to Health Magazine

And the November 1999 issue of Latina Magazine

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Site Features...

[Picture of the Week]   "Picture of the Week  
On the red carpet at the Latin Grammy Awards - Los Angeles - 11/3/05

[Wedding Photos]Wedding Photo Album    
John and Giselle Fernandez-Farrand Wedding - November 27, 2002

[Gala Photo Album] Noche de Ninos Photo Album    
"Night of the Children" Gala benefiting Childrens Hospital Los Angeles - October 2, 2004

[Giselle's Electric Library] Giselle's Electric Library
Newspaper & Magazine articles, Biographies & Transcripts ...

[Archive] Gallery   Pictures & Audio Clips

[G-spot] the G-spot ... Giselle's favorites...
Featuring Giselle's Writings, Speeches & Interviews, Favorite Books, Photos and more!

[Guestbook] Casa Giselle Guestbook

Giselle's advice to aspiring journalists

Giselle's Network Television News Archive

Network News appearances 1995  Count 200
Network News appearances 1994  Count 085
Network News appearances 1993  Count 196
Network News appearances 1992  Count 081
Network News appearances 1991  Count 002
Vanderbilt University Evening News Archive

Broadcast Journalism & Career Links...

[RTNDA] RTNDA Journalism & Media Resources

[BEA] Broadcast Education Association Career Resources

[AWC] AWC Careers in Communications

[NPC] Eric Friedheim Library Reporter's Resources

[TV Rundown] The TV Rundown Resource Finder

[TV Jobs] TV Jobs Broadcast Employment Services

[NAHJ] NAHJ On-Line Journalism Resources

Columbia University Journalism Career Services
Society of ProfessionalJournalists Main Page
Yahoo List of Professional Journalism Organizations
Catalog of North American Journalism School Links

[Teleprompter] the Teleprompter and how it works

[WFMZ] WFMZ-TV69 Virtual Tour of a Television Newsroom

Didn't find what you were looking for ... try these links.

[Search Google]
Type in words or a phrase in quotes:
      Advanced Search

Library of Congress Main Page Books Search Engine by title or author
Internet Public Library Collecti/ons Reference & Library Links
Journalism Resources at the University of Alaska
Featured Reading Rooms at Giselle's Electric Library


Writers' Resources...

"Journalism is an extraordinary and terrible privilege..." Oriana Fallaci

Poynter Research Center Journalism Library Web Sites
The Writers Workshop On-Line Resources for Writers
Purdue On-Line Writing Lab Resources for Writers
Resources for Writers by Jack Lynch
On-Line English Grammar by A. Hughes
Grammar & Style Notes by Jack Lynch
Guide to Grammar & Writing at Capital Community College
Elements of Style on-line by William Strunk, Jr.
American Copy Writers Society Reference links
Copy Editor Links Not just for Copy Editors

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary   Quick look-up

Industry & Related Links...

[Hollywood Reporter]"The Hollywood Reporter" front page

Nikki Fink's "Hollywood Daily" newsletter
Media Bistro's "TV Newser" media news
Aaron Barnhart's "TV Barn" daily magazine
Don Fitzpatrick Associates "ShopTalk" daily industry newsletter
The Hollywood Reporter's Hyperlink Web Site Directory (Industry links)

[Baja Traveler]"Baja Traveler Magazine"
[Mexico Traveler]"Mexico Traveler Magazine"

Nielsen Media Research Nielsen Ratings
About the Nielsen TV Ratings System
Advertising Age Daily Deadline (There's no TV without advertising)

[Variety] Daily Variety's Daily Talkshow guest and topic listings
Sue Trowbridge's Late Night TV Page Late night TV guest list

[Hispanic] Hispanic Magazine

[Latina] Latina Magazine

Professional Representation:
Leigh Brillstein
International Creative Management
8942 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-550-4000

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