Wendi Russo 

Above Fellow Host Brian Kessler on New Years Eve 09         

Below : With  former co-Host, Bill Fahey

My dream job: Hostess at Shop NBC Home Shopping Channel

As a hostess with Shop NBC,The third largest home shopping network in the country, you'll find me presenting everything from dishes to diamonds and computers to cosmetics!   Known for my sense of humor, love of fashion and jewelry knowledge, I am seen most often in the middle of the night, keeping you up and shopping!  You can go to  www.ShopNBC.com. to see my schedule.  If you dont get Shop NBC Channel, you can also watch the show online at www.shopnbc.tv.

My job at Shop NBC marries my gift of gab, salesmanship, love of entertaining others, competitive nature, my ability to cope with and thrive on change, my passion for fashion and shopping---knowing what's new and current...and my 15 years of acting experience.  All in all, it's a great fit for my outgoing personality!

In my free time I am studying to become a certified Graduate Gemologist  and I do voice overs professionally in my home studio.  I also volunteer with many charities such as: ACES;  Kinship of Greater MInneapolis (Mentor & Speaker), Glamorama- Children's Cancer Research, Malaria No More, The Dwelling Place Battered Women and Children's Shelter in St. Paul,  International Justice Mission Lobbyist, The National Association of Music Education, The Girl Scouts of MN, and I am also the co-chair of the Eden Prairie Foundation Ball which supports many local charities.


Having fun on the set on New Years Day

Pictured with Kerry McNally and Ann Sutmar, a hoot and beauty!  Yes I would say I'm doing my dream job every day--  Shopping, talking and entertaining all in one!  Going to work doesn't feel like "work".


Wendi & Co Host Bill Fahey on the cover of the Shop NBC Program Guide for the Black Tie event


 Here is a job posting I read recently for a TV show host which accurately embodies my job requirements: 

"Full of energy, have a passion for the shopping experience and passion for Interior Design, Fashion, Beauty, Electronics, Home Cooking, Fitness, Do-It-Yourself, and Jewelry. Comfortably Sophisticated, Fun, Friendly, Smart but not know-it-all, Highly Motivated, Reliable, Flexible, Adaptable, Spontaneous, Naturally Curious, Comedic, Gift of Gab, Conversational. And able to: Relay information naturally, intelligently, and credibly. Strategize, research, prepare and rehearse a well-organized presentation."

My favorite categories are beauty, fashion, purses and jewelry.  We have some beautiful jewelry..my favorite line is the diamond line from Galerie de Bijoux and Carlo Viani's turquoise jewelry!

Fun Facts:
*Recently selected by Cambridge Who's Who Among Executive and Professional Women and Biltmore Who's Who Among Executives and Professional Women in 2007.

*Currently attaining Graduate Gemologist Certification from GIA (Gemology Institute of America)

*Accredited Jewelry Professional, Certified by GIA

*Voice over artist and professional for commercials, TV promos, radio and audio books

*Actress in commercials, Television and Film,Industrials and Infomercials

*Professional Print Model recently featured as cover model and shoe model for "Auditions" Shoe Catalog (See below)

Auditions Shoe Catalog cover shoot above and ad below

I just shot the cover of the new spring "Auditions" catalog!

My newest cover of Auditions below--

To Hear Wendi's Voice Over samples, go to:

http://wendirusso.voice123.com   Just completed voice over for the Girl Scouts, The City of Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce, Best Cleaners here in MN and I am the voice for ADP training modules. 

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