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Joumana Kidd is an unconventional figure with a creative passion which has already established her as a renowned sports journalist making frequent media appearances. Born in Foster City, CA, Joumana is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications and a minor in Cultural Communication. Ms. Kidd launched her career as a model while a student at SFSU. Within a short time Joumana landed a role as a “spokes model,” in which she appeared as a “Bud girl”. Upon completion of her college studies, Joumana accepted an offer from Anheuser-Busch and joined the company as a marketing representative. This opportunity paved the way or her entry into the field of broadcasting and Joumana’s career began to flourish. Kidd’s broadcast resume includes the role of national news correspondent for both the entertainment TV news program Extra and NBA Entertainment. She has covered the red carpet for Extra at the Grammy Awards, The Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductions and the Daytime Emmys. In addition to interviewing many to athletes, Joumana has held court with top celebrities from Robert DeNiro, Penelope Cruz, Colin Farrel and Tom Cruise to Jewel, P-Diddy, Jay-Z, Sheryl Crow and Sharon Osbourne. She also has appeared on NBC’s hit drama Third Watch. Early in her career Kidd was the co-host of a weekly sports show, Suns Jam Session, with KPNX-12, the NBC affiliate in Phoenix. Additionally, she co-hosted “Talking Sports”, a weekly radio show that focused on the positive side of sports. Joumana also appeared in the movie, “Whiplash,” which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001. With tantalizing good looks, Ms. Kidd was named the official spokesmodel for Tereme de Salsomaggiore Skin Care in 2000. Joumana’s recent projects include hosting the ESPN Cold Hard Fan Awards, as well as a major role in the upcoming independent short film “Peephole”. She is also currently working on two independent films. One which is titled “Getting Even” in which she plays the principle role of Phillippian Owens, California’s former top advertising executive whose proposal to the love of her life has gone sour. She will also have a role in the upcoming Indy film “ReVamped” with James Van Der Beek. Joumana has also recently made her mark in reality TV before millions as a cast member of the show, “Let’s Talk About Pep” on VH1, starring Pep of Salt n’ Pepa. Throughout her career, Joumana has consistently been active in many not-for-profit organizations such as the International Children’s Foundation, which raises money to help children with medical needs in impoverished countries. She was also a founding partner of the Jason Kidd Foundation, which focuses on improving the welfare of youth in the community; she is the national spokesperson for the North Shore Animal League. She is currently active on several boards including the Yogi Berra Museum, the Nets/Devils Foundation and the Arizona Heart Ball and Crisis Nursery. Joumana remains an actively devoted mother to her three children; son TJ, and twin girls Miah and Jazelle. Ms. Kidd has been able to find a healthy balance in her life between family, career and personal well-being and looks forward to new opportunities in the world of entertainment journalism and acting.
Posted: Friday March 15, 2013, 11:46 AM
MarbleJam Kids held its 'The Voice of Autism' 4th Annual Fundraiser at The Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale last night.
Joumana Kidd | Sarah Melone | Anna Villa-Bager | Katherine Cousineau | Michelle Roglieri | Daniela Gorenstein
| Joanne Parlamis | Irina Blancato | Rosa Bruno | Gioia Bruno | Cassandra DeLorenzo | Allison Kooij | Kirsten Corio | Johan Bager | Tamara Zachery | Lynda Baldini | Sheilagh Cirillo | Benji Meyerson | Danielle Felter | Cindy Schwarz | Missy Maryott | Kimberly Boyle | Debbie Chinnici | John Roglieri | Elaina Tallides | Melma Milionis | Alexander Parlamis | Suzanne Zwerl | Talina Toscano | Jean Marri | Deirdre Ward | Michelle DiPiazza | Tom DiPiazza | Srini Dhulipala | Steve Baldini | Paul Melone | Marc Celli | Jim McGinty | Eugene Kwon | Al Willis | Karina Willis | Roseann Todd | Eric Todd | Gregg Paster | Risa Paster | Garret Cousineau | Manny Alvarez | Renee Arp | Christopher Arp | Colleen Cooper | Paul Gavel | Nancy Gavel | Liz Clingham | Anthony Bosco | Chip Clingham | Heidi Reichert | Brianna DiGioia | Krista Celli | Danielle Murphy | Kristen Ribnicky | Barbara Van Norden | Stacey Bestafka | Jerry Michota | Mavell Blanco | Jessica Villaronga | Melany Garcia | Deborah Viola | Ted Preusch | Isabelle Lettrere | Annette Adams | Joe Ferrara | Elayne Marks | Peter Demoleas | Charlie Adams | Estate at Florentine Gardens | MarbleJam | River Vale | Tenafly
Posted: Thursday February 21, 2013, 2:50 PM
Fashions of Caroline Manzo, Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, Melissa Gorga, Kathy Wakile, Dina Manzo, Joumana Kidd, Tracy DiMarco, Brooke Villone and Katarina Kneer.
Caroline Manzo | Teresa Giudice | Jacqueline Laurita | Melissa Gorga | Kathy Wakile | Dina Manzo | Joumana Kidd
Posted: Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:17 AM
The #ForNico charity held a benefit dinner for Nico Santoli at Seasons in Washington Township last night.
Seasons | Dominic Santoli | Joumana Kidd | Christina Santoli | Lauren Cordaro | Victoria Lamendola | Bijan Rythmik Williams
| Jean Dawson | Anna Dawson | Tommy Murro | Kim Granatell | Howard Rolnick | Kim Hiza | Marissa Knudsen | Joel Valverde | Renee Appelle | Jane Gurrieri | Jennifer Harmande | Janean Lynch | Jodi Feriod | Mike Guadango | Margret Senor | Jean Smith | Roger Francis | Pia Francis | Christine Mitchell | Jacob Santoli | Nick DiMora | Medi DeMora | Liz Pierro | Ashley Riggitano | Victoria Van Thunen | Jaime Galorenzo | Kristen Lotz | Christian Estrellado | Ana Devillegas | Steve Estrellado | Maria Jannicelli | Andrea Lamendola | Eve Galinski | Marion Lorenzo | Nico Kourgelis | TJ Kourgelis | Brian Lucas | Dave Bell | Al Lotz | Chris Sywetz | Amanda Brown | Carli LaForgia | Justin LaForgia | Juliana Martin | Bob Biamonte | BettyAnn Niece | Joe Niece | Dave Morano | Fran Morano | Cassidy Trause | Joe Trause | Mary Ellen Vitti | Meghan Vitti | Jeannine Barry | Chris Barry | Erlin Donate | Lisa Galorenzo | Marilyn Lotz | Flo Hult | Gary Senor | Mary Senor | Andre DiMino | Jenny DiMino | Bergen Catholic High School | Gotham City Cheerleaders | Washington Township
Posted: Friday October 5, 2012, 3:15 PM
The Colleen Giblin Foundation presented its “Young Artists Benefit” this past Thursday at The Sheraton Mahwah Hotel to benefit children’s neurological and cancer research conducted at its laboratories in Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.
Joumana Kidd | Sheraton Mahwah Hotel | Lindsey McDevitt | Eleyne Marks | Anne Smith | Tracy Flaherty | Meg Minassian
| Barbara Moniscalco | Catherine Devaney | Nicole Martinez | Cindy Schwarz | Linda Aramanda | Maria Carfelllo | Max Sabino | Sophia Sabino | Ashley Acaster | Sharon Acaster | Ann Donohue | Michelle Oates | Angelina Schviavone | John Pergolizzi | Lisa Pergolizzi | Maria Carfello | Scott Smith | JoAnn Glock | Linda Aramand | Carol Rasovic | Maria Cartello | Mahwah High School | Ramsey High School | Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center | Mahwah | Ramsey
Posted: Friday March 16, 2012, 2:58 PM
MarbleJam Kids held its third annual fundraiser "Dancing with the Stars for Autism" at The Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale last night.
Sheilagh Cirillo | Anna Villa-Bager | Joumana Kidd | Malaak Compton-Rock | Lenora Klein | Sarah Melone | Jeanette Avallone
| Lisette Duffy | Maryann Guerriero | Deborah Vitale | Toni Chianetta | Anne Hausmann | Lynda Baldini | Tamara Zachery | Nina Pineda | Gioia Bruno | Maria Del Mar | Debra Peaskie | Sheila Primann | Olga Ofguhi | Susan Kotlyarsky | Robyn Rosen | Cliff Robinson | Heather Robinson | Giselle Vaccarino | Deirdre Ward | Heidi Reichert | Debbie Chinnier | Kim McGann | Rose Zara | Michelle Maryott | Joanne Parlamis | Meghan Reicherz | Tasha Pannuzzo | Risa Paster | Nancy Gavel | Cindy Benjamin | Stephanie Redding | Sam Mancuso | Dan Mancuso | Mary Beth | Gavin O'Connor | Troy Tarr | Sue Vallese | Alisa Maria | Maria Cucciniello | Brianna DiGioia | Katherine Cousineau | Garret Cousineau | Alex Parlamis | Brian Pannuzzo | Ivette Torres | Annie Amadore | Marc Celli | Paul Melone | Carrie Putelo | Roopam Jain | Nancy Dhulipala | Jackie Chu | Gina Napolitano | Jennifer Miano | Mario Lagana | Therese Lagana | Clori Osso | Sharon Birke | Helen Severino | MarbleJam Kids | The Estate at Florentine Gardens | River Vale
Posted: Wednesday October 19, 2011, 5:32 PM
The Food Allergy Initiative held their first Fashion Reception at Neiman Marcus in Westfield Garden State Plaza today.
Desiree Cimotti | Sarah Hansson | Julie Lapinson | Rebecca Nazar | Timi Hecker | Lana Platin | Stacey Garson
| Allison Hechler | Shari Moss | Cathy Pierorazio | Abbey Braverman | Kelly Sacks | Angela Gaines | Lina Zaritsky | Irina Lufer | Wendy Federman | Dori Friedrich | Lenora Klein | Sheilagh Cirillo | Audrey Zona | Joumana Kidd | Sheri Iannaci | Alicia Gasthalter | Karen Frankel | Allison DiStaulo | Maral Jebejian | Sonia Monetti-Sengos | Demi Katradis | Catherine Glaser | Heather Zwain | Lindsey Altier | Yolonda Marshall | Kelly Spitzley | Ken Downing | Food Allergy Initiative | Westfield Garden State Plaza | Neiman Marcus | Paramus
Posted: Friday October 7, 2011, 5:54 PM
Glitz & Glam of the week for 10/07/11
Joumana Kidd | Jennifer Gofman | Kathy Wakile | Susan Stein | Gina Stampone | Antoneta Kusijanovic | Maria Panico
Posted: Wednesday October 5, 2011, 2:52 AM
The 2011 Fashion & Beauty Week, founded by Jack Panico of Panico Salon in Ridgewood, concluded last night at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange.
Joe Piscopo | Joumana Kidd | Briana MacDonald | Jacqueline Madden | Gina Stampone | Judy Goss | Inez Gioffrey | LIz Aquilar
Posted: Tuesday October 4, 2011, 2:22 AM
2011 Fashion & Beauty Week: The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jerseylicious and other celebs show up for Day 1
The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jerseylicious and other celebs show up for day one of the 2011 Fashion & Beauty Week.
Melissa Gorga | Jacqueline Laurita | Caroline Manzo | Lauren Manzo | Heather Zwain | Christy Giacomo | Tracy DiMarco
| Gayle Giacomo | Victoria Wakile | Kathy Wakile | Joseph Wakile | Richard Wakile | Joe Gorga | Jonathan Cheban | Joumana Kidd | Anthony Lombardi | Cathleen Studdiford | Catherine Zalewski | Claire Pavlimnec | Lindsey Inserra | Alyssa Porro | Lorenzo Gangala | Inna Shamis | Tanya Tambruin | Alisa Maria | Ania Basak | Saverino Romano | Joe Mastalia | Maria Cucciniello | Kristen Robertiello | Jody Torre | Stephen Marinaro | Franklin Lakes | Ridgewood
Posted: Sunday August 28, 2011, 12:53 PM
Social Scene: Joumana Kidd, Allan Houston, David Tyree and Dina Manzo host charity event for Xperience Outreach Foundation
Joumana Kidd, along with the HIP Event, hosted a charity event at her home in Saddle River Friday night with the help of Allan Houston, former New York Knicks guard, and David Tyree, former New York Giants receiver to benefit the Xperience Outreach Foundation.
Joumana Kidd | Dina Manzo | Alan Houston | David Tyree | Rich Mahler | Tim Carter | Rita Mahler | Robert Mahler
| Christine Mahler | MIchael Gross | William Song | Stephanie Song | Michael Calleja | Danielle Ambrosio | Drew Adelman | Kelly Ann Virona | Sharina Sharpe | Paricia Robinson | Lauren Buncek | Felicia Verna | Kobie Blair Morgan | Tamara Zachery | Sandra Bishop | Pat Maresca | Shannon Bruno | Elayne Marks | Lindsey McDevitt | Patricia Durbie | Ray Ashe | Shon Dixon | Carolyn Layton | Deidre Simms | Rand Gross | Leilah Tyree | Xperience Outreach Foundation | Saddle River
Posted: Friday July 1, 2011, 3:40 PM
Franklin Lakes' Clifford and Heather Robinson put together a celebrity golf event this past Monday benefiting the Trent Tucker All 4 Kids Foundation.
John Franco | Samuel Dalembert | Kenny Lofton | Kris Humphries | Howard Cross | Darrell Walker | Joumana Kidd
| Clifford Robinson | Trent Tucker | Jason Celaya | Heather Robinson | Ian Behar | Maurice DuBois | John McCarthy | Brendan O'Neil | Robert Saltarelli | Michael Needleman | Chris Conover | Frank Cole | Erik Lui | Alec Des Roches | Christy Hoyo | Danny Leopold | Steve Boxer | Alysse Brennan | Jen Zaleski | Alisa Maria | Franklin Lakes
Posted: Tuesday May 24, 2011, 3:58 AM
Project Ladybug and the Manzos take things to new heights this year with wine, food, fashion and more fun than ever before!
Dina Manzo | Caroline Manzo | Lauren Manzo | Cookie Rooney | Joumana Kidd | Sheri Iannaci | Janine Madonna | Lisa Stoecker
| Alexis DePasquale | Michele DePasquale | Diana Kelly | Renee Chirico | Diana Ross | Nicole Ross | Laura Lutakewych | Tina Lombardo | Jackie Milora | Danielle Hayden | Kristen Stanczak | Cheryl Stanczak | Andrea Schurr | Tina Hassam | Dawn Hicks | Loia MxAuliffe | Amanda Virela | Kelley Ann Vivona | Tiffani Bowman | Tamara Rinaldi | Alejandro Flores | Melisa Trppeano Latour | Antje Lennon | Grace Pazak | Olivia Perconti | Project Ladybug | Brownstone
Posted: Thursday April 14, 2011, 3:35 PM
Maria Cucciniello of the Hip Event organized a private party last night in collaboration with Paul Miller Bentley Parsippany and XO Jet unveiling the new 2012 Bentley Continental GT.
Maria Cucciniello | P Diddy | Joumana Kidd | Teterboro Airport | Paul Miller Bentley Parsippany | Social Scene
Posted: Friday March 25, 2011, 3:39 PM
Patrons danced the night away to '80's hit group Expose while supporting MarbleJam Kids.
Joumana Kidd | Dina Manzo | Maria Cucciniello | Sheri Iannaci | Annette Adams | Toni Chianetta | MarbleJam Kids | Seasons
Posted: Thursday December 16, 2010
Social Scene: Neiman Marcus hosted a benefit for MarbleJam Kids at The Rotunda in the Garden State Plaza
Julie Gaynor | Anna Villa-Bager | Tamara Zachery | Joumana Kidd | Sarah Melone | Lynne Vreeland | Julius Schwarz
Posted: Monday November 1, 2010
Posted: Friday September 24, 2010
Host Heather Zwain with this week's news, trivia and birthdays from (201) Magazine
Video | Heather Zwain | bergenPAC | Pet ResQ | Players Guild of Leonia | Robert Ludlum | Playhouse on the Mall | Joumana Kidd