Jennifer Basa is an award-winning Television Producer and full-time mom to two boys, wife to a television editor, and overall creative director for her family of four in Los Angeles, California.
After growing up in Michigan, Jennifer graduated from the University of Florida and started her career in New York City at the entertainment news show, Extra. Soon after, she moved to Los Angeles and found herself in the middle of the Reality TV craze producing for hit shows like The Amazing Race, Big Brother, Celebrity Rehab, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and many more.
Through her many Hollywood adventures, Jennifer has always remained vocal and transparent about her battle with the chronic illness Lupus, for which she was diagnosed in 2003. Once having children became a legitimate health option for her, she knew that putting her career on hold was the right choice.
Being a stay-at-home mom did not mean that Jennifer stopped creating. Instead of producing TV shows, she began producing everything else in her life: from birthday parties, to sports functions, to large neighborhood gatherings and even larger school events. She never met a theme she didn’t like, or a narrative that couldn’t be constructed. Since friends were always asking for her tips and tricks, she thought a blog would be a perfect place to share all of her discoveries in one spot, and Red Carpets to Runny Noses was born.
After an eight year hiatus from TV to raise her kids, she’s now back to television producing and loving every minute of it! Jennifer is constantly trying to find the balance between creating good content for the blog, surviving the 60-70 hour television work weeks, and being a good mother and wife. Whenever she’s not knee-deep in a TV project, she dedicates herself to sharing ideas on everything from entertaining, healthy recipes, fitness, pop culture, parenthood, and travel adventures… all the while, trying to look affordably fashionable. Welcome to Red Carpets to Runny Noses!