This week we step outside our comfort zone with entertainment journalist, Courtney Tezeno! From journalism school to the bright lights of LA, Courtney talks about her journey as a journalist, a woman, and most importantly, a nerd from Houston who has carved out a spot for herself as one of the top 5 black female entertainment journalist under 30 in Hollywood according to Buzzfeed.
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01:30 – Introduction to Courtney
04:30 – How Steph and Courtney know each other
06:30 – What makes Courtney the coolest nerd in the room?
08:00 – How pageantry brought out the best in Courtney
11:00 – Thuggin’ it out in journalism school
16:00 – Transitioning into entertainment journalism
23:00 – Courtney’s perspective on technology opening new doors for talent
24:00 – How it feels to have someone skip you in line for an opportunity
27:00 – How Courtney stays rooted
33:00 – The most surprising interviews Courtney has experienced
40:00 – How Courtney keeps her perspective fresh?
44:00 – The Watchmen bandwagon & Youtube rabbit holes
49:00 – Challenges as a black woman in entertainment journalism
1:07:00 – Just keep living…
1:10:00 – The dating struggle
1:18:00 – 2 years of celibacy and a engagement ring later
1:25:00 – Breakthrough through break-up
1:28:00 – Would you propose for a second time?
1:32:00 – The bridge between a man’s logic and a man’s emotions
1:37:00 – How are we going to become cooler nerds this week?
Twitter – @coolestnerdpod
IG – @coolestnerdsintheroom
Email – [email protected]
Steph on Twitter – @StephandSec
Madblkman on Twitter – @Madblkman
Courtney on Twitter – @courtney_tezeno
Intro/Outro produced by @chaisnuclear of the Tin Clock Productions