Oakland, California (PRWEB) July 31, 2014
Creator and founder of The Valley Girl Show, Jesse Draper, is expanding her influence with a new television series to air this August on KTVU-FOX 2 and KICU-TV36 in the San Francisco/Bay Area.
Draper started producing her popular technology talk show in her parents’ garage in 2008, and after six successful years hosting her Internet talk show, The Valley Girl Show is bringing it to the San Francisco Bay Area’s approximately 6.5 million households.
“There’s never been a place that gives startups and CEOs a voice and a platform,” said Jesse Draper, host and creator. “I’m thrilled to have The Valley Girl Show available to the more than 6 million viewers. This is just the beginning. ”
Over the years, The Valley Girl Show with Jesse Draper has featured an impressive array of guests, including Ted Turner, Mark Cuban, Sheryl Sandberg, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Jessica Alba, Eric Schmidt, Steve Wozniak and Elon Musk. The premiere show will be equally impressive with Basketball Hall of Fame’s Rick Barry going one-on-one with Jesse in tech basketball and billionaire Todd Wagner of Broadcast.com fame discussing his latest endeavor to kick things off. Far from the standard business talk show format, Draper has generated acclaim with her unabashed enthusiasm, disarming nature and ability to bring top CEOs and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and beyond out of their usual PR pitch.
“The Valley Girl Show with Jesse Draper is a perfect show for our demographic audience. Technology is becoming so integral to their everyday lives, and this is incredible content for them,” said Romeo Solomon, General Sales Manager at KICU-TV36. “Jesse approaches business in a lighthearted and interesting way, and we know our viewers will be compelled to tune in to the show.”
As Draper has matured over the years, so has The Valley Girl Show. With a playful approach, knowledgeable background, and a large dose of whimsy, she succeeds in generating real, unscripted dialogue with the thought leaders of the technology and business industries. A spokesperson for startups, Draper has helped pioneer the way of new media content distribution and will translate that model to broadcast television. The Valley Girl Show brings entrepreneurs together to reflect their humble beginnings, discover how their companies originated and to launch their new products all in a fun and lively environment.
The new show will premiere on August 3 at 7:00 p.m. (KICU-TV36), August 10 at 11:30 p.m. (KTVU-FOX 2), August 16 at 10:30 p.m. (KICU-TV36), August 23 at 3:00 p.m. (KTVU-FOX 2), and August 30 at 7:00 p.m. (KICU-TV36).
About Jesse Draper:
Formerly a Nickelodeon star, Draper is now CEO of Valley Girl™ where she runs pre-production through post-production and distribution for the show, and is a regular contributor to CNBC, The Katie Couric Show, Forbes and Glam.com. Draper is an angel investor through her fund, Valley Girl Ventures where she does early stage seed investing in startups that have a female in the founding team. Some investments include Laurel and Wolf, Move Loot, Female Founders Fund, and Carbon38. In addition, she recently founded a women in business organization in association with Valley Girl™ which holds exclusive quarterly events across the country for cross industry networking and support of women in business. Draper is a speaker at business conferences around the world including DLD, SXSW, MIPTV, TEDx, and universities such as Stanford and the University of Edinburgh. Draper splits time between the Silicon Valley and Santa Monica, and is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. Draper is writing a book scheduled to launch in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.valleygirl.com.
About Cox Media Group:
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 14 million radio listeners.