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Ceslie Armstrong

CEO, Executive Producer
San Antonio I New York I Los Angeles

About

CEO – FOUNDER – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:
CESLIE LLC, ONCHAIN MEDIA+ENTERTAINMENT, ACES APEX

"Content drives engagement. Content drives decisions. Content drives revenue."

— Ceslie Armstrong

> ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP TO STRATEGICALLY INTERFACE BRANDS AND ORGANIZATIONS INTO POSITIONS OF INCREASED CONSUMER RECOGNITION, VALUE, REVENUE, AND GROWTH

> AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST, WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, PRESENTER, SPEAKER, INTERVIEWER

> PRODUCTIONS FOR MAJOR NETWORKS, AFFILIATES, AND STREAMERS

> PRODUCER OF AWARD-WINNING MUSIC ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, THINKERS, AND GLOBAL LEADERS

> PUBLISHES WORKS ACROSS MAJOR PLATFORMS IN ALL MEDIUMS

> MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT TECH ADVISOR AND ANALYST

> PIONEER IN CONTENT CREATION & BROADCAST DISTRIBUTION UTILIZING COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGIES FOR 20+ YRS FOR MAJOR PLATFORMS

> EXPERT IN WEB3 TECHNOLOGIES (SINCE 2019)

> IMPACT INVESTMENT ADVISOR, PHILANTHROPIST, ADVOCATE FOR EGALITARIAN PUBLIC SPACES, EDUCATION FOR GIRLS

BIO

SAN ANTONIO • NEW YORK CITY • LOS ANGELES

Ceslie Armstrong is an award-winning media and entertainment executive; producer, writer, advisor, art curator, and collaborator. Specializing in live and live-to-drive broadcasting, Armstrong has packaged and produced short- and long-form programming for major networks, digital platforms, major venues and universities featuring celebrities, experts, authors, artists, and icons.

A pioneer in early internet-based compression technologies and streaming, Armstrong produces and packages content across all digital and print platforms including live news and scripted; magazines; fine and performing arts; radio/podcasts; oversees all aspects of production. She has produced Grammy award-winning artists; interviewed world leaders, top celebrities, and influential icons globally. She has produced hundreds of live experiences including culinary, music, fashion, and entertainment-based events ranging from 100 to 1000s of attendees from intimate to large-scale venues. In 2019, she became an early adopter of blockchain and smart contract technologies and subsequently has advised various organizations in “web3.”

As CEO and Executive Producer of OnChain Media+Entertainment LLC, she creates premium IP with a strong digital marketing and distribution backbone to drive revenue for the Company’s and client’s slate of originals and co-productions; and, publishers, organizations, networks using processes that adapt to changing and emerging technologies to connect to audiences and build strong brand relationships. Armstrong has deep experience in subscriber-based recurring revenue business models; audience and content acquisition; and, impact investing advisement.

Media platforms and brands engage her as a thought leadership expert and premium content creator specializing in corporate and entrepreneurial leadership to strategically interface brands and organizations into positions of increased consumer recognition, value, revenue and growth.

Credits include major networks and national publications. She has held the post of editor-in-chief, senior editorial positions, and contributed to titles including Grace Woman, Marie Claire, Glamour, Mode, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, and more. She has been featured and quoted in hundreds of publications including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Financial Times, WWD, Forbes, Fortune, & Entrepreneur. She has appeared as guest, host, and correspondent on Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, The View, Extra, E!, Access Hollywood, Food Network, Entertainment Tonight, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, and many more. She covered and was an official broadcaster for 38 seasons of New York Fashion Week; is the Co-Chair of the Podcast Forum for the prestigious entertainment industry conference Digital Hollywood; and, the recipient of awards including the Ozzie for excellence in digital design. 

Armstrong is a sought-after host, interviewer, and speaker for organizations, media platforms, universities and conferences. Upon relocating to Texas, she was the keynote speaker at the George Bush Presidential Library; received a Texas Press Association award; and, an official proclamation by the State of Texas for her excellence in journalism.

A SAMPLING OF INTERVIEWS

Magazines, tv, radio, podcasts, live, streaming

MUSIC

Tori Amos

Wade Bowen

Michelle Branch

Bebe Buell

Rosanne Cash

John Cale

Terri Clark

Alejandro Escovedo

Jessica Harp

Janet Jackson

Norah Jones

Robert Earl Keen

Los Lonely Boys (Garza brothers)

Lyle Lovett

Madonna

Matisyahu (Matthew Miller)

Ronnie Milsap

Kelly Rowland

George Strait

Steven Tyler

 

CULINARY / ENTERTAINING

 Chef Sunny Anderson

Chef Julieta Ballesteros

Chef Rick Bayless

Chef John Besh

Marcy Blum

Chef Anthony Bourdain

Chef Anne Burrell

Chef Michael Cimarusti

Chef Michael David

Chef John DeLucie

Chef Rocco DiSpirito

Chef Guy Fieri

Chef Amanda Freitag

Stephen Fried

Chef Kerry Heffernan

Katie Lee

Leyla Marchetto

Chef Vincenzo Marianella

Chef Steve McHugh

Chef Rick Moonen

Chef Sara Moulton

Andrea Nguyen

Chef Wolfgang Puck

Doug Quinn

Chef Eric Ripert

Chef Steve Samson

Lee Brian Schrager

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian

Chef Martin Yan

 

CAUSES

 Gloria Feldt

Carol Jenkins

Gloria Steinem

ACTORS / ENTERTAINERS

Olivia d’Abo

Angela Bassett

Nell Campbell

Kristin Chenoweth

George Clooney

Jamie Lee Curtis

Fran Drescher

Tovah Feldshuh

Rachel Griffiths

Mariel Hemingway

Cole Hauser

Eartha Kitt

Queen Latifah (Dana Owens)

Rob Lowe

Mo’Nique

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Victoria Rowell

Gianni Russo

Sherri Shepherd

Tommy Tune

Liv Tyler

Nia Vardalos

 

COMEDY / PERFORMERS / WRITERS / PRODUCERS

Joy Behar

Kim Coles

Barbara Gaines

Carol Leifer

Joan Rivers

Bill Scheft

Alan Zweibel

 

PHOTOGRAPHERS

David Binder

Davis Factor

Jack Guy

Barry Iverson

Patrick McMullan

Billy Name

Mick Rock

Scott Strazzante

 FILM / THEATRE

GiGi Lavengie Grazier

Charlotte St. Martin

HEALTH / WELLNESS

 Joy Bauer

Marco Borges

Dr. Mark Hyman

Dr. Shirley Madhere

Dr. Gail Saltz

Dr. Marie Savard

Dr. Pepper Schwartz

TV PERSONALITIES / POP CULTURE

Anthony Bourdain

Samantha Brown

Andy Cohen

Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Leza Gibbons

Nancy O’Dell

Sharon Osborne

Bill Rancic

Lisa Rinna

Evette Rios

Tara Solomon

Candy Spelling

Martha Stewart

Mia Tyler

Robert Verdi

Wendy Williams

Barry Wine

Paula Zahn

POLITICS

Donna Brazile

Gila Gamliel-Demri

Sam Pitroda

Gov. Anne Richards

Margaret Thatcher

NEWS

Gloria Borger

Tom Brokaw

Betsy Fischer

Susan Lisovicz

Soledad O’Brien

Barbara Walters

BUSINESS

Jeanie Buss

Sue Denison

Reagan Gray

Divya Gugnani

Kay Koplovitz

Patricia Scheller

Martha Stewart

Cynthia Ekberg Tsai

 

FASHION / BEAUTY

Nick Arrojo

Kevyn Aucoin

Max Azria

Dennis Basso

Oscar Blandi

Kithe Brewster

Bobbi Brown

Kelly Cutrone

Custo Dalmau (Custo Barcelona)

Anthony Dickey

Ken Downing

Jenn Falik

Fréderic Fékkai

John Frieda

Cesar Galindo

Fred Gibson

Gary Graham

Rita Hazan

Aline Hebert

Carolina Herrera

Betsey Johnson

Norma Kamali

Donna Karan

Michael Kors

Paul Labrecque

Adrienne Landau

Fern Mallis

Pat McGrath

Todd Oldham

Carré Otis

Zac Posen

Oscar de la Renta

Damone Roberts

Mally Roncal

Rubin Singer

Simon Ungless

Carmen Marc Valvo

Gucci Westman

 

WRITERS / COLUMNISTS

 Cindy Adams

Roger Friedman

Linzi Glass

Thomas Kostigen

Anne Kreamer

Andrea Peyser

Michael Musto

Gloria Steinem

A SAMPLING OF MEDIA CREDITS

Credits include major networks and national publications. She has held the post of editor-in-chief, senior editorial positions, and contributed to titles including Marie Claire, Glamour, Mode, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, and more. She has been featured and quoted in hundreds of publications including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Financial Times, WWD, Forbes, Fortune, & Entrepreneur. She has appeared as guest, host, and correspondent on Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, The View, Extra, E!, Access Hollywood, Food Network, Entertainment Tonight, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, and many more. She covered and was an official broadcaster for 38 seasons of New York Fashion Week.

PRINT PUBLICATIONS: 

Magazines edited and/or featured contributor: 

Marie Claire

Mode

Glamour

Grace Woman 

Cosmopolitan

In-Style

San Antonio Magazine

Limestone

Hill Country Culture

Custom magazine (guest editor-in-chief):

Macy’s HER Magazine–1 million+ circulation 

Featured and/or quoted:

New York Times

Los Angeles Times

Philadelphia Inquire

Seattle Times

Houston Chronicle

Dallas Morning News

Portland Oregonian

San Francisco Chronicle

Phoenix Gazette

Sacramento Bee 

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Pittsburg Press

Denver Post 

Chicago Tribune

Detroit Free Press

Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Arizona Republic

San Antonio Express-News Hartford Courant

San Jose Mercury-News Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Palm Beach Post

Miami Herald

Kansas City Star

Rocky Mountain News Financial Times

Wall Street Journal

Vibe

New York Post

Forbes

Fortune

Entrepreneur

USA Today

Ad Age

New York Magazine

New York Daily News

Associated Press wire

Women’s Wear Daily

 

TELEVISION/STREAMING/VOD:

Select National:

Good Morning America

In The Loop with iVillage

CBS Early Show

The View

Extra! 

The Jane Pauley Show

E! Entertainment News

E! Entertainment Specials 

Access Hollywood

Fox News Channel 

Entertainment Tonight 

Oxygen Network

MTV

VH1

CNN

MSNBC

CNBC

Food Network

Select Local Market Network O&O’s and  Affiliates:

ABC, CBS, CW, NBC, FOX, WB:

Seattle

Portland

San Francisco

Los Angeles

San Diego

Phoenix

San Antonio

Dallas/Ft. Worth

Chicago

Miami

Tampa/St. Petersburg

Atlanta

New York

Austin

Pittsburg

Philadelphia

Detroit

 BRANDS:

Spokesperson / Advisement / Personal Appearances:

Macys 

Bloomingdales

Lord & Taylor 

Liz Claiborne 

Tommy Hilfiger 

L’Oreal Paris

Charming Shoppes 

Home Shopping Network 

JC Penney 

Saks Fifth Avenue 

Burdines 

Proffits 

McCraes 

Talbot’s

Max Mara/Marina Rinaldi 

Lafayette 148 

VF Intimates

Ritani Diamonds

Wacoal, and more.

PODCASTS/RADIO:

Executive Producer and host:

“OnChain Magazine”

“San Antonio Profiles”

“ACES APEX”

“Grapes, Grains & Grub: Agriculture Tastes Good”

Co-producer and host of  “The Ceslie Show” Daily NY based podcast/Apple internet radio show.

“Ceslie’s Texas” on Cox Media’s KKYX-AM 680 and Hill Country Broadcasting’s KFAN-FM 107.9  |  KNAF-FM 105.7  |  KEEP-FM 103.1  |  KNAF-AM  910 and KKYX

Guest on numerous local, network and syndicated terrestrial, satellite, and web radio shows; live, taped, in-studio and remote locations in major and secondary markets. All formats and live.  

Selected markets of in-studio sessions/interviews:  Atlanta,  Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Seattle, Los Angeles New York, Nashville, Charlotte, San Antonio

A SAMPLING OF SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

•George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas

•The Texas Women’s Forum, San Antonio, TX

•The Media Summit, New York, NY (recurring speaker, panelist)

•Digital Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA (recurring moderator, speaker, panelist)

•Food, Tech & Wellness Digital Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA (co-director, moderator)

•The Podcast Forum at Digital Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA (co-chair, moderator, speaker)

•The Women’s Ovarian Cancer Initiative on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

•Academy of Art University, Distinguished Guest, San Francisco, CA

•Macdella Cooper Foundation, New York, NY

•Fashion Group International, New York, NY & San Antonio, TX

•New York Fashion Week, New York, NY (38 seasons)

•CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Women’s conference, San Antonio, TX

•The International Women’s Forum, New York, NY

•Momentum Women, New York, NY

•The United Nations Global Women’s Initiative, New York, NY

•Have addressed thousands of students about women’s health issues and education at many locations

A SAMPLING OF AWARDS, RECOGNITION & organizations

SAMPLING OF AWARDS & RECOGNITION

State of Texas: Commended in a Senate Resolution entered into law and adopted by the State of Texas, 85th Legislature on May 25th, 2017 for the commitment to excellence in journalism and a Resolution was prepared as an expression of esteem.

Texas Press Association: First Place,  June 2017 

Folio Awards: Winner “Best Site Design”  by the folio: Magazine Ozzie Award that honors excellence in outstanding magazine editorial and design. 2002

SAMPLING OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & PHILANTHROPY

Participation on committee and board level include:

New York NY: American Heart Association,  March of Dimes, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Charity Water, New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Gilda’s Club, Dress for Success, White Ribbon Alliance, Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Texas: San Antonio Livestock Exhibition (Stock Show & Rodeo) Wine Committee

MD Anderson / CTRC Cancer Research Council of San Antonio (Board of Trustees, Executive Board) 

The Alejandro Fund for Musicians, Austin (founding Board)

Communications Director, Dallas Military Ball

Executive Producer, Chaparral Music & Heritage for San Antonio Parks Foundation

Event producer (Margaret Thatcher reception), PBS’s “Conversations With…” featuring Margaret Thatcher

Supporter, Hemisfair Conservancy

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 

Women in Film and Television

Society of Professional Journalists

American Society of Magazine Editors

Fashion Group International  New York City Chapter

Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association

Texas Distilled Spirits Association

The Podcast Academy

Friar’s Club

Women’s Media Group (NYC)

Association of Cryptocurrency Journalists and Researchers