Black Hollywood Live Editorial Staff

Lead Editor in Chief (BHL)

Derrial Christon

Editor in Chief

Keven Undergaro

In the late 90′s, Keven 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 Executive Producer of the Oxygen Reality Show ‘Chasing Maria’. On the digital broadcast front, Keven created the AfterBuzz TV Network based on his obsession with talk radio and TV – particularly ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Jersey Shore.’. Keven is also the Creator and Executive Producer of ‘Conversations with Maria,’ a long form celebrity web interview series that frequently ranks #1 on itunes. As an indy filmmaker, his films have played nearly all the major US festivals. His most recent work, “Adventures of Serial Buddies” is the first serial killer buddy movie and stars the likes of Christopher Lloyd, Beth Behrs and Artie Lange. Keven’s held company with the past three US Presidents but would trade it all in for one good night of drinking with the cast of the Jersey Shore.

Editor in Chief

Phil Svitek

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”.

Managing Editor

Marisa Serafini

Marisa always kept herself busy with extracurriculars such as sports, academics, and theatre. She ran Spotlight for her high school productions and her local community theatre, Stage212. From there she developed her love for the “behind the scenes” action. In college, she obtained an internship at Ki Edit + Design in Chicago, Illinois and helped with filming of a morning live-streaming financial talkshow “TastyTrade.” In December 2011 she graduated with high honors with a BFA in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production from The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg. Marisa moved to Los Angeles to be a part of AfterBuzzTV. She helps by preparing all the multi-cam studios with TriCaster graphics, coordinate with special guests, and assists the hosts during live productions. Afterewards she processes the AfterShows and upload them to YouTube and iTunes. Marisa also helps manage the AfterBuzzTV Website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Having never thought about professional hosting as a career, she soon found herself talking about her favorite television shows from Glee, Once Upon A Time, Hemlock Grove, Penny Dreadful, and Rookie Blue.

Managing Editor

Stephen Lemieux

Stephen Lemieux was born and raised in Cary, North Carolina. He attended high-school at Cary High and attended Real Estate school at HPW. Throughout highschool he struggled with his weight until taking a trip to Egypt and London to discover what life had to offer. After returning, through self-motivation he lost 70 lbs and made the decision to move to Los Angeles and pursue a career in the entertainment Industry. After a one-way ticket, 7 different apartments,several roommates, and multiple jobs; he’s become who he is now. Stephen Lemieux is an Actor signed with CentralArtists, a director and producer for his group “UnknownTalentLA”, as well as having investing in his own Freelance Photography talents through his page at Facebook.com/SRLemieuxPhoto

After a coincidental meeting with Maria Menounos while working at Chili’s as a waiter, he now works as an Associate Producer at AfterbuzzTV.com, as well as having Hosting roles on the official Aftershows for Dexter, American Horror Story: Asylum, Graceland, and Twisted. He aims to train in all aspects of film-making in front of and behind the camera.

Managing Editor (BHL)

Tiona Hobson

Associate Editor

Briana Phipps

Briana is originally from San Francisco California and moved to Los Angeles 5 years ago. She attended California State University with a major in theater arts and dance. She loves broadway (musicals in particular) and her favorite show is Cabaret.

Briana’s career aspiration is to be a producer of live events and ultimately for film, television and theater premieres, but for the time being is working as the editorial manager and guest/event coordinator at AfterBuzz TV. She loves her position and her new ABTV family.

While she never saw herself as a host she is excited to be trying something new and to find people with similar interests as herself to “geek” out with.

Shore.

Editorial Assistant

Jonathan Moulton

Editorial Assistant

Zach Wilson

Zach Wilson is a host at AfterBuzz TV.

Staff Writer

Mark Donica

“Bettering myself through YouTube and as a program of the Resistance in the West. Play On.”
Host at AfterBuzz TV

Staff Writer

Roxy Striar

Roxy moved from Los Angeles to Boston at a very young age. She always knew she wanted to be in the entertainment industry, so when she graduated high school she picked up, moved out west and has never looked back. She went to the University of Southern California where she majored in Theatre and minored in Cinematic Arts. When she wasn’t busy on stage or filming student shorts, Roxy was at AfterBuzz TV where she quickly developed the nickname “Trouble.” AfterBuzz’s very own college party girl co-hosted the first ever ABTV podcast, which covered Jersey Shore. She quickly learned that although she had been acting her entire life, she had a real knack for hosting. Sometimes covering up to 8 shows per season, Roxy considers AfterBuzz her second home. As a recent graduate, Roxy spends her days running around the city of angels rehearsing and auditioning. Known for her ability to strike up a conversation with anyone, Roxy considers socializing and networking one in the same. Her favorite pastime of course- getting “business drinks.” Always on the grind and always having fun..

Staff Writer

Jeff Graham

Jeff is a writer and occasional performer originally from Cleveland, Ohio. In 2014, BAMProduced! out of El Segundo purchased and shot a single-cam comedy pilot he wrote, which won an award of merit from the 2016 Best Film Shorts competition. His feature SHIPLIFE was recently featured as a top script for the month on Franklin Leonard’s well-regarded Blacklist.

At Afterbuzz, Jeff works as the studio’s scheduling coordinator, in addition to hosting Aftershows for niche, cult sitcoms.

In a streak of hackless and daring originality, Jeff also writes and shoots his own comedy rap videos under the name Graham Cracker. Just google it. Or on second thought, maybe don’t.

Staff Writer

John Comerford

A man of many hats, John has been acting, producing, writing and editing with Keven since their days of writing for the Disney Channel. Trained in gymnastics, sword play, stage fighting and classical theater, John’s abilities in physical comedy harken to Chaplin and Keaton. John performed in three different roles on “Serial Buddies” and has served as acting coach to the likes of Maria and Beth Behrs. He is one of the best script doctors in Hollywood, an expert carpenter, ordained minister and humbly referred to by Keven as “….the last of the good guys.”

Staff Writer

Courtney Stewart

Courtney Stewart is an actor, producer and host. She has had the pleasure of working with Maria Menounos & the Omegagirl/Underman team on various projects since 2007. She has most recently been seen producing/starring in the webseries Not Quite Fabulous and is currently developing independent film/tv/new media projects.

Courtney Stewart hosts The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Celebrity Apprentice, and The Game.