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About Kelly

 Kelly Choi is an Emmy Award-winning host and producer with NYC Media, the official network of the City of New York. Kelly created, produces and hosts NYC life's Eat Out New York as well as Very Appetizing with Kelly Choi. She also hosts the Emmy Award-winning Secrets of New York, which reveals and documents little known facts about the City.
Kelly Choi is an Emmy Award-winning host and producer with NYC Media, the official network of the City of New York. Kelly created, produces and hosts NYC life’s Eat Out New York as well as Very Appetizing with Kelly Choi. She also hosts the Emmy Award-winning Secrets of New York, which reveals and documents little known facts about the City.

Having an extensive “homegrown” background with food – she worked in and grew up in her parents’ grocery store and was often in charge of cooking homemade meals – Kelly turned her love for food into a career. This love brought her to hosting Bravo TV’s Top Chef Masters as well as judging Iron Chef America and Master Chef in Puerto Rico and appeared as a guest on Rocco’s Dinner Party on Bravo TV.

Kelly has also hosted the USA finals of Bocuse d’Or, a prestigious culinary competition, held in Lyon, France, every two years, as well as the James Beard Media Awards ceremony with colleague and friend, Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods.

Kelly often spends her time judging local cooking and food events in New York and has appeared in a variety of specials and programs on NYC life. As an acclaimed food journalist, Kelly won a New York Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for On Camera Talent: Program Host/ Moderator.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Kelly is a former model and won the Elite Modeling Agency’s “Look of the Year” contest. She has also been voted as “One of the Sexiest New Yorkers” by the New York Post and OK! Magazines’ “50 Sexy Singles.” Kelly worked as a VJ for MTV Korea as well as an entertainment reporter on the TV Guide Channel and host of Late Night Kung Fu on Fuel TV.

Kelly has a Master of Science degree from Columbia University and regularly supports and hosts events for various charities, including diabetes research as well as City Harvest and Animal Care and Control in New York City.


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