Kristina Guerrero Ė The Daily 10 and E! News
By Kiko Martinez
San Antonio Current contributing writer
It hasnít been so long since Kristina Guerrero graced the studio of Great Day S.A. on KENS-TV where she hosted the local morning show for nearly three years.
At the end of 2007, Guerrero made a jump to
Howís life in
You know, itís pretty amazing. Iíve been here in
Now, when you left
Yeah, I went to Inside Edition first, which ended up not working out for me. It just wasnít the right fit for me. I needed something a little more young and fun and irreverent and hip. [Inside Edition] just didnít really fit my personality. I was there for about nine months before E! came knocking at my door offering me a position. It just made so much more sense for me to make the switch.
How has it been on the set for you since youíre the newest member of E! News? What did you bring to their team that they didnít have before?
Itís been a great fit for me working with Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana [Rancic] and sharing reporting and correspondent duties with two other fantastic and talented people, Jason Kennedy and Ashlan Gorse. My whole thing Ė especially in
Who have you interviewed recently and how did it go?
Recently, my most exciting and fun and worthwhile interview was with Hugh Jackman, who is the nicest guy ever. He makes you feel like youíve known him for years. I actually interviewed him as a production assistant years and years ago.
How does E! fit into your career goals? Is this another stepping stone or somewhere you can see yourself long-term?
Right now E! is another great place for me to build my talent. Iím on a mission to be great at anything I do. Iíve accomplished a goal. That was to have fun and make a career out of it. What else can I do where I can have fun and make a career out of it? E! is exactly the place I want to be right now. Honestly, Iím just enjoying the moment right now. Anything that comes after this is just bonus.
Is being the first
Itís huge. Iím so proud that I have a story that is unique and that I can bring my background to the network. Itís not just about my last name or how I look, but to bring my culture to the network is just amazing.
What have you learned about the whole idea of celebrity since youíre now so close to it?
The thing about celebrity and celebrity news is that we just donít take it that serious. Itís entertainment. Weíre not saving lives, weíre just entertaining people. When it comes to celebrities theyíre just like us. Theyíre just making movies and doing reality TV. Itís all in good fun.
Iíll be honest. Iíll watch E! News but as soon as another story on The Hills or Spencer Pratt or Heidi Montag comes out, Iím reaching for the remote. Do you ever get to work and ask your producers, ďWhy are we covering this again?Ē
(Laughs) You know, we get it. We totally get it. Even in our scripts itíll say, ďOkay, enough already!Ē So, honestly, weíre like, ďThese guys again?Ē But we wouldnít be covering it if people werenít watching. Itís a guilty pleasure.
Iíve never been a fan of the question ďWho are you wearing?Ē Do you like asking that question? Do you like answering it?
(Laughs) You know, Iíve never been fashion-forward. I have a stylist. If I didnít I would go to work in my cargo pants and flip flops. But, you know, [ďWho are you wearing?Ē] is really just a great opening question to break the ice.