XiXi Yang // TV Personality, Entertainment Journalist, Social Media Influencer
XiXi Yang is a television personality, entertainment journalist, and a multimedia producer who has worked with some of the most authoritative media companies in the world. Known for her professionalism, candid interview style, and her “Asian work ethic,” XiXi has established rapport with thousands of celebrities on the red carpet and earned her reputation as one of the most influential TV hosts of the millennial generation.
Currently, you can watch XiXi Yang host “AP Live,” – The Associated Press’ live red carpet show with millions of viewers around the globe. The “AP Live” team has prime locations at all the major award shows like The Oscars, Grammy Awards, Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and more. Kicking off 2015, XiXi stopped red carpet traffic at the Grammy Awards to chat with pop culture icons Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, she congratulated Academy Awards newcomer Eddie Redmayne on his career-defining moment at the Oscars, and picked Oprah’s brain about the lack of diversity in film and television at the Governor’s Ball.
Since 2010, XiXi Yang has been the Host and Executive Producer of “PopStop TV,” a weekly pop culture program where she delivers the latest celebrity gossip and social trends from all over the world by getting up-close-and-personal with young Hollywood’s Hottest stars. XiXi has interviewed some of the biggest stars like Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Justin Bieber, Meryl Streep, Usher, Shakira, Michael Buble, Jackie Chan, and more. XiXi’s interviews have made headlines on TMZ, KTLA, Sky TV, HLN, and are regularly featured on MTV, BET, Vh1, Complex, E!, OK!, and Us Weekly. She can be seen as a guest host for E! News Now, MTV News, etc.
XiXi was born in Nanjing, China and raised in both China and Japan. When XiXi came to the States at the age of 9, she discovered her passion for pop culture on a global scale. Growing up in three different countries, XiXi experienced cultural shock and was incredibly fascinated by the fusion of Asian and Western media trends.
XiXi went to New York University to study Mass Media communications and journalism, where she started working with MTV and MTVu. What began as an internship quickly turned into an on-camera opportunity when Viacom network producers discovered XiXi’s natural affinity to connect with people from all walks of life. During her 4-year-venture in New York City, XiXi hosted and produced segments for mtvU’s “College Dean’s Countdown,” DMTV (Channel 18 NY/NJ), Blender Mag, and more.
After XiXi moved to Los Angeles, she started covering red carpets and producing for AETV, Microsoft’s MSN TV, Facebook News TV, and more. In 2010, it was her passion for tracking pop culture trends globally and bridging the gap between the millennial generation and traditional media that led her to launch and co-find PopStop TV. What started out as an entertainment blog quickly skyrocketed in popularity, due to the PopStop TV team’s decision to cover entertainment news all over the world, interview stars that are on the verge of exploding in the mainstream, and providing the millennial generation a much more candid, authentic voice.
In her spare time, XiXi enjoys running and traveling as a motivational speaker! She has spoken at Yale University and Verizon’s Visionaries Conference, inspiring the millennial generation of entrepreneurs to use social media to break into entertainment.
XiXi Yang currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.