Director, Publicity, Lifetime Television A+E Networks
Based in Los Angeles, Kristine Tiongco is a Director of Publicity for Lifetime Television and has been with the company for over 11 years. In her current role, she wears many hats including promoting and publicizing movies and unscripted shows, putting together red carpet and premiere events and managing the publicity, public affairs and social media budgets.
Kristine’s first foray in publicity began with a brief stint at Disney before eventually joining the Lifetime team. She began as a coordinator, learning and gaining knowledge from her peers about the intricacies of generating publicity and working with various talent. In addition, she learned about writing press releases, pitching story ideas, organizing press junkets and wrangling talent on red carpets. Some of the projects she is most proud to have worked on include the Emmy nominated movie, Flint, shining a light on the water crisis in Michigan and the long-running series, Project Runway.
Prior to her career in the entertainment industry, Kristine began as a bank teller at Washington Mutual and during her tenure there, advanced to a loan officer, assisting consumers with their accounts and facilitated home equity loans.
Immigrating from the Philippines to Houston, Texas at a young age, she grew up with two brothers and received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.
When not at work, Kristine enjoys traveling and loves to try out new recipes – cooking and baking for friends, family and her co-workers.