Shira is not sure if she should be writing her bio in 1st or 3rd person. However, like most native New Yorkers, she's somewhat narcissistic and doesn't mind talking about herself, so she's going to go with that.
Shira is a freelance film & TV producer, graphic designer, professional (instagram) photographer, political junkie, music fanatic, part-time cynic, full-time tribe member, iPhone addict, authority challenger, sarcasm guru, validation junkie, and sidewalk crack avoider.
Actually, I suppose you could say she avoids crack in all forms.
Shira was born and raised in Westchester, New York, just outside of NYC. She went to the same elementary, middle and high school as Mark Zuckerberg, and even attended his Bar Mitzvah. She has yet to receive her $36 gift back... with interest. Shira thinks it's the least he can do.
She graduated from Purchase College with a degree in Cinema Studies. She prides herself on her knowledge of film history, random trivia, and the fact that she DVRs Jeopardy. Her life's goal (as of last week) is to apply for MENSA. She thinks if that kid from Modern Family can get in, she can too. If rejected, this section of her bio will disappear and she will pretend it never happened.
She is a current member of The Producers Guild of America, BAFTA, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, New York Women in Film & Television, Film Independent, Cinefemme, and an Associated Press credited photographer, featured in USA Today, Detroit Free Press and The Daily News. She is a former member of the *NSYNC fan club, but she doesn't like to talk about it.
She worked for NBCUniversal from January 2008 until May 2011, when she began a four year stint with Zodiak New York, working on such shows as Building Hawaii (HGTV), Hardcore Pawn (truTV), Smoky Mountain Money (NatGeo) and Risky Listing (Esquire). In January 2016, she completed a nine month run as an Associate Producer on the first season of Discovery Channel's new hit series, Diesel Brothers. Shira wrapped as an Associate Producer for Magilla Entertainment, working on both Beachfront Bargain Hunt, and the spinoff, Lakefront Bargain Hunt, for HGTV, after which she became a Field Producer on Road Hauks for the History Channel. She has produced content for Healing My Skin, a health & wellness web series on YouTube, as well as for The Love Group, a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and inspire the next generation of female leaders.
She served as a Field Producer on the reboot of Deal or No Deal for CNBC, and most recently was an Associate Producer on Weinberger Media’s true crime series, True Conviction for Investigation Discovery.
She also does sit-down comedy - as in, she's hilarious, but mostly from her couch. If she could have dinner with any one person, dead or alive, it would be Bette Midler. She's divine! Shira could go on, but she's finding that writing about herself is far too easy, and that's somewhat embarrassing for her...