Teri Johnson is the creator, host, and executive producer of Travelista TV, an online video network with a focus on travel, culture, lifestyle and entertainment. Known for her spontaneity, jovial personality and her ability to present travel and lifestyle advice and experiences to all demographics, she is recognized as a global travel expert.
Her passion for adventure, storytelling and her multi-lingual talents has taken her to nearly 60 countries where she has hunted with the Kuku-Yalanji aborigines in Australia and trekked through the mystical Dogon country in Mali.
Teri’s commercial appeal has landed her in national advertisements, web series, and online campaigns with Ford, Honda, and Choice International Hotels. In October 2013, she was hand picked to host a five episode series entitled “Travels Best – Fall Foliage” by the Travel Channel which will launch summer 2014.
Teri has also been hired by Hampton Hotels as their spokesperson where she encourages consumers to “embrace their weekend selves”. Additionally, Teri has been featured in projects for various tourism boards including South Africa Tourism, Antigua & Barbuda Tourism, British Virgin Islands Tourism, and Royal Caribbean cruise line.
Teri can be seen as a guest on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” Travel Channel’s “Stuff Rich People Like,” and Fine Living’s “All Girls Getaway.” As a host, journalist and media personality, Teri interviews celebrities on the red carpet for movie premiers and award shows for BET, TVOne, and more. She is a travel blogger for the Huffington Post, the TravelChannel.com, and appears in and contributes to several magazines including Cosmopolitan, Uptown Magazine, Four Seasons Magazine, and Ebony Magazine.
Teri earned an MBA from Florida A&M University, studied at the Universitè de Paris- Sorbonne, and the New York Film Academy in New York City. She is proficient in French and Spanish and speaks limited Italian.
In her spare time, she volunteers with two non-for profit organizations focused on Haiti and has traveled there twice since the 2009 earthquake to help document the rebuilding efforts and help assess the needs of the country.
When she is not traveling, the Texas native resides in New York City.
For brand ambassador opportunities, interviews, television appearances, and hosted press events please contact her here.
Wall Street Journal – June 2014 Featured as a Travel Expert with Hampton Hotels and Buzzfeed
Cosmopolitan Magazine – June 2013 Sexy vs. Skanky on Airport Travel Fashion
NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice – April 2013
Dave’s Travel Corner – interviews Teri on her contribution to the travel, entertainment and lifestyle industry, June 2012
Uptown Magazine The Trip of a Lifetime, Seven tastemakers share their top travel adventures.