Jessi Cruickshank

Jessi Cruickshank

Television Personality

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 became a correspondent for Etalk. 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. She produces engaging digital videos, social media content, articles, newsletters, and more that explore parenthood. Cruickshank went on the road in 2022 with her first live, cross-Canada tour — “Up Close and Too Personal”. She visited seven Canadian cities, with each show providing behind-the-scenes celebrity stories, fresh takes on motherhood, reflections on success, and more.

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.


Host and Emcee

With her signature warmth and wit, Jessi Cruickshank has emceed and hosted charity fundraisers, private parties, red carpets, award shows, store openings, and corporate events across Canada and the USA. As the former host of a national talk show, Cruickshank knows how to work a room, both in-person and virtually.

Prior to each event, Cruickshank connects with event organizers to tailor her jokes and references to their audience. On the day, she uses her quick-witted sensibility to keep things fresh and moving along while working in interactive moments with the audience. Deftly handling introductions, interviews, and between-segment banter, she’s the perfect choice if you want your audience to have a rollicking good time.

The Funny Thing About “Success”…

Jessi Cruickshank is one of Canada’s most beloved television stars, social media personalities, and new mom who has been called “the funniest woman on TV today, period” by The Province. But does that mean she’s “successful”? In this hilarious, and thought-provoking keynote, Cruickshank challenges audiences to redefine what “success” means to them.

Through engaging, revealing, and entertaining personal anecdotes of her own successes, failures, struggles, and triumphs, Cruickshank talks candidly about navigating a world where, quite often, success is measured by what you have not what you have to give. She will empower audiences to give back, re-think what happiness means to them, and discover that success is not about what you have in your life, but what you chose to do with it.

From A&W to the CBC

Jessi Cruickshank was born in an A&W restaurant in Calgary, Alberta. She is now one of Canada’s most beloved television stars and social media personalities who has been called “the funniest woman on TV today, period” by The Province. How on earth did she get there?

In this candid, interactive, and raucously funny speech, Cruickshank talks about the choices she’s made (the good ones and the not so good ones) that got her where she is today.

The secrets of success are the same no matter what field you are in.

Celebrity Services

Jessi Cruickshank is represented by The Spotlight Agency for sponsorships, endorsements, public relations and media spokesperson campaigns, product launches, voiceovers, celebrity appearances, and more.  Please visit The Spotlight Agency for more details.