Renowned for her humour, quick wit, and authenticity, Jessi Cruickshank has been the host of some of television’s most popular programs, including MTV Canada’s The Hills After Show, CBC’s The Goods, and Canada’s Smartest Person. As a seasoned presenter, Cruickshank is an in-demand host, emcee, moderator, and on-stage interviewer for corporate conferences, glamorous galas, fireside chats, and more.
Cruickshank became a household name as the popular host of MTV Canada’s The Hills After Show — an international smash hit that was syndicated in 10 countries, generated record-breaking ratings in both Canada and the US, and secured her two Gemini Awards. She went on to host, produce, and write her own spin-off pop culture series, The After Show, and was an Etalk correspondent for six seasons. Cruickshank also enjoyed national fame as the co-host of CBC’s The Goods and Canada’s Smartest Person.
In 2018, Cruickshank launched the online platform, New Mom, Who Dis?, which has grown into a global community and national brand. It is a go-to destination for candid, honest, and always funny takes on motherhood. In 2022, Jessi hit the road with her first live, cross-Canada tour, “Up Close and Too Personal”, which visited seven Canadian cities. She is also now the host of the weekly podcast series, Phone a Friend, where she explores trending topics with everyday people in her signature irreverent, funny, and relatable way.
As the former host of a national talk show, Cruickshank knows how to work a room, both in-person and virtually. Ahead of each event, she works closely with clients to ensure content is tailored for each audience. On the day of the event, she deftly handles introductions, interviews, and between-segment banter to keep the event running on-time and the audience’s attention glued to the stage. Past clients have included Canada Goose, Royal Bank of Canada, the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards, the CBC, and many more.