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ABOUT GEENA

Originally from Los Angeles, now residing in San Diego, Geena the Latina has worked in radio for 13 years. Geena is currently the female co-host of the #1 rated “Frankie and Geena” morning radio show KHTS Channel 933 in San Diego. Prior to that she served as the female co-host on the “AJ in the Morning Show” on KMYI Star 94.1 San Diego and before that served as the female co-host on KHTS Channel 933 San Diego’s “AJ’s Playhouse.” Geena has quickly become one of the most well-known, recognized radio personalities in San Diego, recently being named the “Best Radio Personality in San Diego” in 2014 Ranch and Coast Magazine’s Best of San Diego issue.  Her quick-witted, fun-loving personality yet real and brutally honest opinion has quickly made her a fan favorite, with listeners often referring to her as “San Diego’s Best Friend.”

Geena is the go-to girl in San Diego for everything entertainment and pop-culture. She is frequently used by local TV stations as an expert on breaking entertainment stories and everything having to do with celebrity news. On top of her radio duties, Geena delivers weekly TV segments on “Good Morning San Diego” on KUSI news Channel 9.  She has previously delivered weekly guest TV entertainment reports on NBC San Diego (7-8pm newscast) as well as weekly guest TV entertainment reports, what’s going on this weekend segments, and movie reviews for Fox 5 San Diego. Geena has filmed various TV segments for MTVtr3s, NBC LA, CW6, Fox5, NBC San Diego, KUSI, LATV, and SITV. Geena has also hosted live red-carpet U-streams for 102.7 KIIS FM Los Angeles Wango Tango and Jingle Ball concerts and has written columns for magazines such as San Diego Magazine, Pacific Magazine, Rego Magazine, and University Connection magazine. In August of 2010, Geena was a semi-finalist in the “Regis and Kelly” search for a co-host “Women in Radio” contest. In September of 2010 and 2013, Geena was a finalist in San Diego Magazine’s annual “Woman of the Year” Awards where they honor women who are highly active in the San Diego community. Geena was also voted as one of the “50 hottest girls in radio” by the popular website popcrunch.com years 2009- 2013 and placed #4 in 2011. She has also been featured in 944 magazine and Discoversd.com’s “Local Style Spotlight” article.

Before coming to San Diego Geena worked at 102.7 KIIS FM Los Angeles where she served as the red-carpet reporter for “The JoJo on the Radio Show.” At the same time Geena worked for the “Friday Night Party Show” with former Lighter Shade of Brown member ODM. Geena also did “on-site reporting” and “call-ins” for “The Valentine Show” and “The Ryan Seacrest Show.” Geena started her radio career as an intern at 102.7 KIIS FM. She soon got hired on the street team and was eventually discovered by Program Director John Ivey who offered Geena a chance to do on-air content for the station.

Geena has been through more than most in her young life, having had two teenage brothers killed due to gang violence, which is why she has such a strong passion for the inner city youth of her community. She spends her free time visiting local middle schools and high schools inspiring them to become more than what is expected of them. Geena was the first in her family to graduate from a 4 year university and was also the founding president of the first ever Latina-based sorority Sigma Lambda Gamma at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she also received a softball scholarship. She is a member of the National Latina Business Women’s Association, served as an honorary board member for the MANA organization San Diego Chapter and has participated in numerous local charities such as The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Diego, The Live Well Project, The San Diego Teen Latina Empowerment Conference, After School All-Stars, AJ’s Kids, Rady’s Children’s Hospital, City of Hope, HBSA SDSU, Swimming Upstream, Jeans for Justice, SDCHC, Mack’s Miracles, San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation, the Lupus Foundation, and many more. She truly loves life and appreciates everything that she has been blessed with.