Meet Riesa

fff-2016-annual-report-6Riesa Pascal is a television host and published lifestyle writer from London, England who now resides in sunny Orlando, Florida. She is a proud graduate of Florida State University and began to discover her deep passion for broadcast journalism as a young college student anchoring FSU programming in Northern Florida and Southern Georgia. She was immediately hooked and within months, Riesa was also airing on statewide television as a student sports reporter for FOX Sports’ Seminole Sports Magazine Show.

Years later, the fire is still burning and Riesa has remained busy in the industry by expanding her reporting career into the realm of entertainment news and fashion correspondence. Her drive and determination has helped her to land an exciting variety of hosting work on local, statewide and nationatelevision including on-location coverage of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. From Hulk Hogan and Dan Aykroyd to Wendy Williams and Fergie, Riesa’s work in the entertainment industry has led to coveted interviews with dozens of celebrities and renowned public figures. She is currently a recurring presenter of the show Orlando LIVE and the Official Festival Reporter for the Florida Film Festival.

Through her passion for creative writing, Riesa has also built a successful name for herself as a senior contributor for leading luxury lifestyle publications Orlando Style Magazine and Tampa Style Magazine. She has authored 190+ articles over the past 6 years, including high-profile assignments that have taken her everywhere from Puerto Rico and Mexico to Curaçao and Aruba. Praised for her captivating writing style, Riesa continues to contribute to Style Magazines with monthly content ranging on every subject from luxury travel and fine dining to fashion and celebrity news. In addition to Style Magazines, Riesa is also excited to have partnered with Game Plan Local as their expert food writer, reviewer and restaurant rater.

For every blessing personally and professionally, Riesa gives all glory to God. In her spare time, she enjoys vlogging about travel and uplifting news on her YouTube channel. How do you pronounce her name? Just think Rye-ee-suh! Check out her full resume here.


Celebrity Interviews

In the entertainment industry, you never know who you’re going to meet next! From Imagine Dragons to Hulk Hogan, check out our most updated list of Riesa’s celebrity interviews:

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Hulk Hogan — American Professional Wrestler

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Imagine Dragons — GRAMMY® award-winning alternative rock band

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Nelly Furtado — GRAMMY® award-winning singer-songwriter

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Fergie — GRAMMY® award-winning vocalist of The Black Eyed Peas

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Chilli — Member of GRAMMY® award-winning girl group, TLC

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Dan Aykroyd — Actor (The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters, Trading Places)

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Wendy Williams — Host, The Wendy Williams Show

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Emmitt Smith —National Football League’s all-time leading rusher

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Stephen Baldwin — Actor (The Usual Suspects)

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Ernie Hudson — Actor (Ghostbusters, Once Upon A Time, ect.)

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Diva Paige — WWE Divas Champion and Wrestler

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Jeff Timmons — Founding member of GRAMMY®-nominated group, 98 Degrees

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Giancarlo Esposito — Actor (Breaking Bad “Gus Fring”)

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Kevin Sorbo — Actor (Hercules: The Legend Journeys, God’s Not Dead

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Rob Schneider — Actor, Comedian (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick, Grown Ups, ect.)

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Mýa — Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter

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Brian “Head” Welch — Guitarist & Co-founder of GRAMMY® award-winning group, KORN

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Sissy Spacek — Academy Award-winning actress (Badlands, Carrie, Bloodlines)

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Ashley Greene — Actress (The Twilight Saga)

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Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas — Olympic gold-winning gymnast

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Judge Mablean — TV personality (Divorce Court, Justice with Judge Mablean

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Nick Vujilc — Christian Evangelist & Motivational Speaker, Life Without Limbs

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Christina Grimmie — Singer-songwriter (Third place on NBC’s The Voice)

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Brandi Cyrus — Celebrity DJ

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TC Stallings — Actor (War Room, Courageous

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Ellen Burstyn — Actress (Requiem For A Dream

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Stephanie Del Valle — Miss World 2016

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Nina Davuluri — Miss America 2014

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Stedman Graham — Businessman, educator and speaker

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Paul Sorvino — Actor (Goodfellas)

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John O’Hurley — Actor and TV personality (Seinfeld, General Hospital, ect.)

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Lawrence Zarian — Host, TV personality, Style Expert and Author

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David Bromstad — TV personality and Interior Designer (My Lottery Dream Home

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Hezekiah Walker — Gospel Music Artist & Pastor

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Goo Goo Watkins —Wardrobe Stylist & TV Personality (MaryMary Show

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Zanna Roberts RossiSenior Fashion Editor of Marie Claire and E! News fashion correspondent

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Bob Balaban — Actor (Close Encounters, The Grand Budapest Hotel, etc.)

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Sam Rockwell — Actor (Moon, Iron Man 2, Matchstick Men, etc.)

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Less Than Jake — Ska Punk Band

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Mark Duplass — Actor, director and producer (The League, The Puffy Chair, Togetherness, etc.)

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Norman Van Aken — Celebrity Chef

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Demacio “Demo” Castellon — Producer (Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, ect.)

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Kevin Negandhi — Anchor, ESPN SportsCenter

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Irvin Mayfield — GRAMMY® award-winning Trumpeter

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Buddy Dyer — Mayor, City of Orlando