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Micah Jesse

Micah Jesse
Born Micah Jesse Koffler
(1986-07-19) July 19, 1986 (age 28)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality American
Years active 2007–present
Known for Gossip columnist, Glitterati
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Website
www.micahjesse.com

Micah Jesse Koffler (born July 19, 1986), better known as Micah Jesse is an American blogger, television personality and creator of the popular lifestyle and entertainment website, MicahJesse.com.[1]

He has appeared as a guest commentator on television networks such as CNN, FOX TV and VH1.

Biography

Early and personal life

Jesse was born in Atlanta, Georgia to parents from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. His father, Barry A. Koffler, is an orthopedic surgeon, and mother, Marcie Koffler, is an artist.

Micah's preliminary education was spent at The Epstein School, a Jewish day school, in Sandy Springs, Georgia.[2] In 2001, Micah enrolled at North Springs High School, a magnet school, specializing in the arts and sciences.[2]

University

Micah enrolled at Hofstra University in September 2005 and quickly became a recognizable face among the student body. Pulse, the campus magazine, wrote a full-page feature article about Micah titled, “True Life: I’m A Hofstar. A Glimpse Into The Life Of Hofstra’s Own Celebrity Student,” chronicling Micah's superior grades and internship with music mogul Tommy Mottola.[3] On May 17, 2009, he received his BA in public relations from Long Island's Hofstra University.[4] then moved to New York, New York, where he currently resides.

Philanthropy

After posting an It Gets Better video on YouTube, Jesse appeared as a spokesperson for the organization on two radio shows; on December 10, 2010 on Oprah Radio program "The Derrick Ashong Experience" and on December 11, 2010 on LA Talk Radio program "The Alternative with Terry Le Grand."[5][6]

In 2011, Jesse posed as a “Familiar Face” for photographer Adam Bouska’s award-winning NOH8 Campaign, a silent protest photo project against California Proposition 8.[7]

In April 2012, Jesse partnered with The Bully Project to raise funds for the organization, in celebration of his website's five-year anniversary.[8]

In May 2012, Jesse became the entertainment correspondent for the WWE and Creative Coalition's Be A STAR Alliance, which promotes anti-bullying initiatives.[9][10][11]

MicahJesse.com

The lifestyle and entertainment website focuses on celebrities including Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Kim Kardashian, as well as Jesse's own activities. The website's slogan is "The Georgia Peach in the Big Apple," highlighting Jesse's approach to celebrity news. "What attracts me about celebrities is the unknown, or what the media rather, doesn't care to focus on," he said in an interview.[12] The blog has been published via Wordpress since its inception.

Once dubbed "the Perez Hilton of the East Coast" by OK! magazine,[13] Jesse has since created a niche market for himself by focusing on positive celebrity news. MicahJesse.com is listed as one of Page Six Magazine's favorite gossip blogs.[14] In July 2009, Jesse was dubbed a "divo" by Time Out New York.[15] In December 2009, OK! Magazine listed Jesse's New Year's Eve party as a party to watch for celebrities.[16]

“I think beautiful is being happy no matter who you are or whatever stage you are in your life,” Jesse told The New York Observer at Paper Magazine's 2009 "Most Beautiful People Party."[17]

In the August 2010 issue of 944 Magazine, Jesse was dubbed the "Social Butterfly."[18]

Jesse announced on his blog in January 2011 that he was being sponsored by Chevrolet as one of six bloggers chosen to promote the Chevrolet Cruze, the newest car from General Motors. During the "Cruzearati" campaign, Jesse was responsible for covering the Entertainment beat and interviewing celebrities from within the car.[19][20]

In January 2012, Jesse was a judge at the Miss New York USA pageant, helping to select the 2012 representative for the state of New York in the Miss USA pageant.[21]

Television

Music Choice

In June 2009, Micah became a co-host on Music Choice channel on the network's on-demand show "Certified."[22] He signed on for another year at the network in April 2011, where Micah hosted his own red carpet segment called "Plus 1" on the network's show ""Speaking Of....""[2] "Plus 1" featured Micah interviewing celebrities on the red carpet at events such as the Z100 Jingle Ball, Out Magazine OUT100 Awards, and the Tribeca Film Festival. In January 2013, Micah returned to Music Choice to host "U&A Live," a talk show powered by Ustream.[22]

AXS TV

Micah became a correspondent on entertainment and pop culture show AXSLive on AXS TV, the cable network from Mark Cuban and Ryan Seacrest, in September 2012.

Other Appearances

In September 2009, Micah became a weekly entertainment contributor on the WNYW-TV (FOX 5) show "Good Day New York Online" with host Brett Larson.[23]

In 2010, Micah appeared as himself in Matt White's music video, "Falling In Love (With My Best Friend).".[24] He also appeared in a viral web commercial for Def Jam Rapstar with Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola from the MTV reality show Jersey Shore.[25]

Micah regularly appears as a community member on HuffPost Live, the Internet-based video streaming network run by news website The Huffington Post, discussing everything from pop culture to politics.

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Channel 5 (UK TV channel) Himself Guest appearance on "Celebrity Shock List 2009."
2010 Live with Regis and Kelly Himself Credited as Micah Jesse.
2010 Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell Himself Guest appearance to discuss New York nightlife.
2011 E4 (channel) Himself Guest appearance as a showbiz reporter on '50 Greatest Wedding Shockers' special.
2011 VH1 Himself Guest appearance on "Big Morning Buzz Live" discussing celebrity Halloween parties
2012 E4 (channel) Himself Guest appearance as a showbiz reporter on '50 Greatest Body Shockers' special
2012 VH1 Himself Guest appearance on "Big Morning Buzz Live" discussing New York Fashion Week
2012 Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne Himself Guest appearance
2012 The Wendy Williams Show Himself Guest appearance on Hot Talk panel[25]
2013 Anderson Live Himself Guest appearance on Anderson Live as Celebrity Live Blogger of the Day
2013 The Wendy Williams Show Himself Guest appearance on Hot Talk panel[25]
2013 XOX Betsey Johnson Himself Interviewing Steve Madden

Radio

In early 2008, Micah was a guest on Sirius Satellite Radio show OutQ where he talked about his blog. The blogger, who has dubbed himself "the Georgia Peach in the Big Apple," announced his blogs about celebrities would be "sweet" twist.[26]

Micah launched an online radio show, The Micah Jesse Show, on January 20, 2009, which included updates from his blog and interviews with celebrities.[27]

In January 2013, Micah became a weekly entertainment and celebrity gossip contributor on Long Island, New York radio station 106.1 FM WBLI on the "Dana & Jeffrey in the Morning" radio show.

References

External links

  • MicahJesse.com
  • YouTube
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Micah Jesse Official Twitter
  • Micah Jesse Interview
  • Micah Jesse WireImage Photos
  • Micah Jesse Patrick McMullan Photos
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