Kim Iversen

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Kim Iversen
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Iversen in 2011
BornMarch 28, 1980 (age 41)
🎓 Alma materUniversity of California, Davis
💼 Occupation
Political Commentator
🌐 Websitehttps://www.kimiversen.com/

Kim Iversen (born March 28, 1980) is an American Independent political commentator.[1] Previously she was a syndicated national radio talk show host, and was best known for a nationally syndicated show, "Your Time with Kim Iversen". At the time, she was one of the first and very few women in national syndication.[2] In January 2019, she left her career in radio to start her own show on YouTube, "The Kim Iversen Show".In June 2021, she began guest co-hosting on The Hill's Rising. [3]

Early life[edit]

Iversen was born on March 28, 1980 in Boise, Idaho. Her mother has Vietnamese roots and her father is the son of a small town farmer. At the age of three, her parents divorced and was raised by her single father in Idaho while her mother moved to Southern California. As a teenager, she enjoyed playing the drums and received multiple music scholarships for college. [1]

After graduating from Capital High School, Kim Iversen studied Philosophy at the University of California, Davis. While in college, she began reporting for the college's radio station KDVS. From there, she moved to New York City and worked for News 12 Network as a freelance news reporter.[4]

Radio and Journalism Career[edit]

Iversen started her radio career in college when she became interested in radio and obtained internships at KDVS and KDND. KWOD in Sacramento.[4] At KWOD, Kim started doing On-Air weekends for "106.5 KWOD Alternative". Iversen moved from Sacramento to New York City in 2006 and freelanced as a news reporter for News 12 Networks and as a VJ for Concert TV.[5]

She worked as a co-host for the morning show "The WAZY Wake-Up Crew with Big Jake and Kim Iversen" at WAZY-FM in Lafayette, Indiana. She then moved to Champaign, Illinois in 2007 to host her own show "Kim Iversen Mornings" at WQQB.[6] Kim left the show in 2008. [7]

In April 2008, Iversen began work on "Your Time with Kim Iverson".[8] The show was heard on FM radio in various markets including Minneapolis, MN, Denver, CO, Portland, OR, Indianapolis, IN, Kansas City, MO, Nashville, TN. Iversen became one of very few female hosts in syndication. [9] The show was interactive and invited listeners to phone in with questions and comments about the various topics. The show also allowed listeners to call in for advice from Iversen about their love lives, though Iversen never described herself as an expert. In addition to taking listener calls, Iversen regularly interviewed celebrities and experts.[9]

Iversen was a semi-finalist and placed in the top 10 of the Live! with Regis and Kelly Women of Radio Co-host Competition in 2010.[1] In January 2013 Iversen was invited to guest co-host Loveline alongside Mike Catherwood & Dr. Drew Pinsky for a week. She then became the co-host of a Premiere Networks syndication, "The Rendezvous with Simon and Kim" which premiered in June 2013 on satellite XM 244, iHeartRadio, America's Talk, and KTMY in Minneapolis, MN. [10] The show was a relationship and sex talk program targeting women.[11] In 2017, she hosted Kim Out Loud.[1]

In 2011, Iversen hosted the Austin Fashion Week awards show. [12] During the show she also walked the runway for Linda Asaf's Collection.[13] Iversen was a semi-finalist in Maxim's 2013 Hometown Hotties Competition and was named by the Austin Monthly magazine as one of Austin's most beautiful women.[1]

On January 11, 2019 she started The Kim Iversen Show on YouTube.[14] Later in 2019 she was one of thirty Serena Shim Award for Uncompromised Integrity in Journalism laureates,[15] and got a silver creator award for more than 100K subscribers.

In June 2021, she began appearing on The Hill's Rising and in July 2021 she began guest cohosting on the show. [16][3]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Bio". Kim Iversen. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  2. "Your Time With Kim Iversen on April 24th". Ask Doctor Love!. 2012-04-23. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Williams, Jordan (2021-06-24). "Kim Iversen discusses implications of 'pro-business' Supreme Court". TheHill. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "10 Questions with ... Kim Iversen". All Access. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  5. "Entercom Debuts Nat'l Hot AC Show 'Your Time With Kim Iverson'". All Access. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  6. "McIntyre Up, Iverson In At WQQB". All Access. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  7. "Kim Iverson Exits Mornings On Q96". All Access. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  8. SecureOnCampus.com. "SecureOnCampus.com Founder To Appear on 'Your Time with Kim Iverson' Syndicated Radio Show To Discuss College Student Self Defense". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Dinges, Gary. "Austin host puts herself on national radio". Austin 360. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  10. "Loveline: Photos - Kim Iversen". www.lovelineshow.com. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  11. Papadatos, Markos (2015-07-29). "Simon Badinter talks syndicated radio show 'The Rendezvous' (Includes interview)". Digital Journal. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  12. www.bizjournals.com https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/creative/2011/08/austin-fashion-week-approaching.html?r=full. Retrieved 2021-10-01. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. "Kim - Austin, TX". Maxim. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  14. "Laureates". Serena Shim Award for Uncompromised Integrity in Journalism. 2019-03-05. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  15. "Pro-Assad Lobby Group Rewards Bloggers On Both The Left And The Right". bellingcat. 2019-09-30. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  16. Kim Iversen LIVE | What Was I Doing On CORPORATE Media?!! And More, retrieved 2021-10-01


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