I’m excited you’re here. My name is Meagan Kristen Cunningham. I am a live events producer and yoga enthusiast. From startups to networks, graduate studies to award shows, I’ve had an eclectic past few years.
It all started when I attended a weekend-long press event in Hollywood, CA for Paramount Pictures’ Jackass 3D (2010). Not only did I get to hangout with MTV’s funniest stars, I experienced media within the scope of the entertainment first-hand. Interesting Jackass 3D fact– when coming up with pranks and skits, the cast actually didn’t focus on the element of 3D. “We wrote ideas that had to be funny in 2-D first–that was kind of our rule” said notorious MTV prankster Johnny Knoxville. After their photo shoots and LA Weekly interviews, the guys invited me to have a few beers with them before the viewing. The film is hilarious and the event motivated me to pursue a career in news and entertainment.
Within a year of the Jackass 3D press junket, I moved to the Big Apple, enrolled in Seton Hall University, and was offered an internship at CBS Radio. There I produced music news segments, recorded voiceovers for an EDM radio station, and helped manage some pretty cool talent like Corey from Stone Sour, Hugh Laurie and Sheryl Crow.
That same year I also worked for Insomniac Events, and produced two Electric Daisy Carnivals. The 3 day 80,000+ attended music festival in New York and Chicago was indescribably memorable. My title was “experience creator” and “ground manager” for the world’s best DJs. Seriously–pick your favorite musician and imagine setting up their stage and hyping [and managing] their fans–that was my life. Cool right?
However, I’ve always been a book worm. So in November 2017 I jumped at the opportunity to stake my claim as a branding expert and publish research in the field of visual communication. Although, I’ve written for a few news sites, having research my name in a science journal is an accomplishment I’m very proud of. It was hard and I did it.
Nonetheless, entertainment is still my focus. I’ve worked on the Mid-Atlantic Emmys, Nightly News with Lester Holt, Meet The Press with Chuck Todd, SNL, The Who Was? Show on Netflix, The Land of Steady Habits (2018), and TV projects with Broadcasting and Cable and Multichannel News magazine.
I’d like to produce more television, movies, news, and events, and also exercise my super power in brand strategy. The scale of my experiences may throw some folks off but limitations are often self-imposted. Unconventional is the new black. Kendrick Lamar is up for a Pulitzer for a hip-hop album and J.K. Rowling was called turned down by a handful of publishers for believing that people would buy a book about a boy witch. Don’t sleep.
When I’m not hunting down my next big break, I’m gardening, reading like 4 books simultaneously, deepening my practice in yoga, playing with my kitten Luna, blogging, or making vegan recipes. Follow me everywhere and shoot me a message for a follow back!