Kortlynn Jenae’ Johnson is a true multi-hyphenate. She is a host, model, producer, and comedian currently based in New York City.
In search for a stage as big as her personality, Kortlynn relocated to New York City in March 2019. She has since then began her plus-size modeling career, signing with Dorothy Combs Models in July 2020 and previously modeling with Ashley Stewart, Cosmo's "The Braid Up" on Snapchat, and other brands. She has also kickstarted her comedy career. She debuted in her first comedy show in November 2019 and continues to perform stand up (socially distanced, of course). Kortlynn currently serves as the Video Production Coordinator at Hearst Digital Media and freelances as a host, recently interviewing talent in collaboration with BET and Hearst Black Culture.
Before moving to New York City at 26, Kortlynn worked passionately as a podcaster and radio personality in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. She helped to create the “Clearly Misunderstood Podcast,” which has more than 100 published episodes. Along with her two co-hosts of the show, she headlined the 1st Annual "A Pod Connection" Podcast Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2018. Kortlynn began her career in radio as a board operator but was soon promoted to a weekend radio personality on New Orleans’s leading station for classic R&B, Hot 92.9. In her very own #BlackGirlMagic way, she balanced her media roles while working full-time as a human resources specialist for four years.
Kortlynn is no stranger to making firsts in her field. During her undergraduate career at Louisiana State University, she helped to launch the first all African-American hosted news show, “The Hot Spot,” on LSU’s student media network. There, she led a team of four reporters and also served as a main anchor and producer. “The Hot Spot” went on to be the most viewed show on Tiger TV in its last year on-air. In addition, she established herself as the “go-to” female emcee at LSU by hosting several campus events, including talent shows, pageants, and the 1st “LSU Black Girls Rock” award show