About the Show:
Conversations with Maria Menounos is a one-on-one interview series featuring Extra Host Maria Menounos engaging stars and social influencers in Charlie Rose style interviews for the worldwide web. Guests from all facets of the entertainment industry discuss their journeys, passions, inspirations and ambitions with Maria in a relaxed, long form setting.
From becoming the youngest person to host and report for Entertainment Tonight, The TODAY Show and NBC Nightly News to becoming the only reporter to interview the entire Obama family together (an event ABC News heralded as one of the defining moments leading to his historic 2008 victory), there is no host more suited than Menounos. She recently launched online broadcast network AfterBuzzTV.com, which plays to weekly audience of 20 million people from over 75 countries and in 2013, she’ll launch her latest online venture, Conversations.
Produced by Underman/Omegagirl Productions in partnership with Telepictures, portions of Conversations with Maria Menounos will be featured on Extra. Long form interviews are available on iTunes.com, extraTV.com and on all mobile platforms.
Keven Undergaro – Executive Producer | In the late 90’s, Keven “K-wow” Undergaro was head writer of MTV’s game show “Singled Out.” Before that he was a carnival worker. Today, he partners in a production company with Maria Menounos, who he’s been working with for the past decade. He is also the author of “the EveryGirl Guide to Life”, founder of the charity “Take Action Hollywood” and an indy filmmaker, directing films that have played nearly all the major US festivals. Keven is currently in post production of his latest feature, “Adventures of Serial Buddies”, the first serial killer buddy movie of all time, starring the likes of Christopher Lloyd and Artie Lange. Keven’s held company with the past three US Presidents and umpteen A-list stars yet would surrender it all for just one good night of drinking with the cast of ‘the Jersey Shore.’
Phil Svitek – Executive Producer | After producing over 500 episodes for Garden Girl TV, Phil Svitek joined Underman / Omega Girl Productions in 2009. Managing all the company’s digital properties, Phil is currently the executive producer of AfterBuzz TV, the world’s largest online broadcast network, designated to producing live after-show content for popular television series. Having produced over 5000 hours of original programming with AfterBuzz, Phil is also the executive producer of Black Hollywood Live, the first online broadcast network with programming and content dedicated to African-American entertainment news. In addition, he produces ‘Conversations with Maria’, a digital talk series hosted by Maria Menounos. He also edited and produced the comedy feature, “Adventures of Serial Buddies”.
Pat Lambert – Producer | Pat Lambert is a proud member of team Maria Menounos. As her Assistant, he works with her at EXTRA and on creative, production and development projects related to her brand, AfterBuzz TV and her production company with partner Keven Undergaro, Underman/Omegagirl Productions. He’s a young entertainment television producer, personality, writer, reporter and journalist with working experience in national press, television, radio, theater and film. He’s a graduate of Boston’s Emerson College, where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Broadcasting, Political Communications, Leadership & Social Advocacy.