wynter mitchell is articulate, snarky and unabashedly frank and has been an influencer and tastemaker in the changing world of entertainment.
whether its following the Obamas very early in the campaign, or suggesting repeatedly that twitter will “blow up” and throw facebook off its game, even back in late 2006, wynter has years of experience in the industry coupled with her obsession of all things…industry.
after manipulating her birth certificate to get her first job as a call service rep for United Airlines at 16, she began interning on weekends at Live 105 doing event promotions for large events like Lollapalooza and BFD, while handling the assignment desk for San Francisco’s NBC affiliate and somehow managing to finish her senior year in high school. subtly sidestepping graduation she quickly landed a column on Chickclick.com covering stories regarding San Francisco, fashion, youth culture and events, before the site and the dot-com era went belly up. In addition she wrote for the award-winning local, San Francisco Magazine writing “Hot List” items, and occasionally contributing as a youth correspondent to the San Francisco Examiner. At 18, she moved in to PR, handling events for S.F. Mayor Brown and Tiger Woods. At 20, she became the youngest staffer at techtv producing news with an entertainment slant for the edgy tech and gaming network (which later became G4).
landing high profile interviews for the little known net she secured an opportunity, despite not having her college degree, to work at the william morris agency. later she went on to produce news and launch the directv 101 network and moved on to marketing and business affairs for fox broadcasting. after working for a high-profile and well-known difficult celebrity for 6 months, wynter finally culled her 10+ years experience and settled in the career she was avoiding, being a writer. she has written for ok! magazine, us weekly, tonic, san francisco magazine, hiphollywood.com, and the san francisco chronicle
she’s the “forest gump” if you will of entertainment jobs: she’s been a radio talk show host, a college radio movie reviewer, and news producer all before legally able to procure alcohol in a public setting. she’s co-produced events such as the San Francisco Mayor’s Conference on Women, the Webby Awards, Tiger Woods Foundation Charity Benefit, the San Francisco International Film Festival, AIDS Dance-a-thon’s and Kezar Stadium’s 1st (and only) Celebrity Charity Basketball Series.
she is currently the director of talent for buzzmedia in los angeles.
she lives modestly in Los Angeles, CA with her Tivo and laptop.