KIMBERLYE'S ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN |
In the early 2000s, Kimberlye added “journalist” to her multi-media cap after moving back to the SF Bay Area from her decades living and working in the trenches of LA/NYC/Nashville and meeting San Francisco Herald publisher Gene Mahoney. Kimberlye garnered critical acclaim for her “Almost Famous” entertainment column for Mahoney's local news rag, which won "Best Neighborhood Newspaper" in 2002 in the SF Weekly's "Best Of The Bay" issue. Using her wealth of experience behind the scenes, taking center stage, and as a die-hard fan of all things newsworthy in the entertainment field, Kimberlye instantly developed her wry voice as a writer from all those angles and more. Securing celebrity interviews with music icons like Paul Rodgers (Bad Company) and Fee Waybill (The Tubes) and stand-up comedy/acting legends like Margaret Cho and Richard Lewis, writing concert, record and film reviews juxtaposing her own hilarious "Almost Famous" sad but true crime stories that paralleled her subjects. She was christened "The Carrie Bradshaw of Rock 'n Roll" (from the Sex & The City character played by Sarah Jessica Parker, who wrote a column with another singular voice). Kimberlye parlayed this success into a freelance entertainment journalist career, writing for major publications across the country for over a decade. She attributes meeting legendary rock journalist and now documentary subject superstar Ben Fong-Torres at the 2001 Mill Valley Film Festival as an inspiration and mentor, and aspires to write her memoir someday. The hits just keep on comin'!
“Deep thoughts from a man who tells jokes for a living.”
“She has a newfound sense of respect for her abilities. "I have more excitement and self-confidence about what I do now, about being an artist. It's a coming of age, ultimately, coming into my own power."”