Melissa Musen Gerstein is the co-founder of the multi media company, The MOMS.
Prior to The Moms, she was a founding partner in Moms & The City. Moms & The City launched in 2009 as a column in Metro US Newspapers and later developed into a Blog with The New York Daily News and a national TV Show. Gerstein created, hosted and produced the television show with the NBC family, called Moms & The City and a Dad Named David. The show ran in the top ten markets across the country from 2010-2012.
Prior to The MOMS, Gerstein spent the past ten years working in broadcast television at the networks including, ABC, CBS, MNSBC, CNBC and CNN. She has produced for Anderson Cooper’s Show and most recently The Big Idea at CNBC. She toured the country with President Bush during the 2000 election with MSNBC and also worked on many breaking news stories. During her network news years, Gerstein booked and interviewed everyone from President Bush to Steven Spielberg both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.
Gerstein moved to Toronto for a year to launch and produce Canadian Idol. She traveled the country auditioning competitors and selecting talent for the show. From its debut, Canadian Idol has been the number one rated show in Canadian history.
As Co-Founder of The MOMS, Melissa created the first ever mom-focused town hall series called Mamarazzi, The ever-popular Mamarazzi® events provide influential moms and media with access to celebrity parents in a town-hall discussion while partnering with top consumer brands. Mamarazzi guests have included Sarah Jessica Parker, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Garner, Kevin James, Tina Fey, Hugh Jackman and Pitbull.
Melissa serves as a “Spokes-mom” for many household brands that include Netflix, Target, Serta, Pepsi, Good Housekeeping and Norwegian Cruise Line. Gerstein has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, HLN and many other national programs.
Gerstein attended New York University where she graduated with honors from The Gallatin School. She also interned at MTV Networks, worked for Miramax Films and assisted a Tony Award winning Broadway Producer. Melissa is a former ballerina and choreographer. She has performed in such productions as The Nutcracker and The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Gerstein resides in New York City with her husband Anthony and three children Elias, Lily and Sydney Rose.