In this interview, Marina Rice Bader gives us a behind-the-scenes…
Producing the latest episode of Gay Ambition Podcast was a nail biter for me – I didn’t know how it was going to turn out until the very last minute. Yesterday, I sat down with Chris Parente at Hamburger Mary’s in Denver and had lunch as we recorded the interview on my iPhone. Chris and I have been connected on Twitter for some time, and this was the first time we met in person. I have always considered asking him to do an interview and what reminded me to finally reach out was the fact that he will be hosting the Power Party in Denver next month.
The Power Party is put on by Out Front, and because the publication has recently picked up the podcast, I thought ‘what a great opportunity to ask Chris more about the event!’
In addition to this event, Chris and I discuss:
- What makes a good interview.
- Britney Spears, the brand new single ‘Work Bitch’, and Chris’ experience interviewing her last year.
- Why gay men are inspired by female entertainers.
- How Chris created his career path and the investments he made in himself.
- Advice about how to be true to yourself and happy in your career and life.
- The importance of learning improv fundamentals, no matter what profession you are in.
Chris has Denver talking, with his hot FOX31 Denver daytime show, “Everyday.” This year, he won an Emmy Award for “Best TV Host,” tune in at 10am and see why.
Each morning at 10am, Chris brings you an hour of new trends, celebrity dish, and great ideas for the home and family. You can also catch Chris every morning on Channel 2’s “Daybreak,” as he delivers the top Entertainment headlines of the day.
Last year, Chris filled in for Regis Philbin, and hosted an hour of national television alongside Kelly Ripa. They loved him so much, Chris was invited back to the show a second time, as feature reporter for their “Ambush Makeovers.”
He has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, actors and politicians, and his live work has been featured nationally on CNN, FOX and MSNBC. Chris has also garnered two Regional Emmy Awards for in-depth reporting.
In addition to his degrees in Journalism and Political Science, Chris was a born performer. He studied theatre at Indiana University, and got his Improvisation training at Chicago’s famed “Second City.” He’s performed with Improv Troupes at countless festivals and shows.