Kris Crenwelge

Kris Crenwelge, a staff writer on True Lies (20th TV for CBS), was previously staffed on the multiple Annie award-nominated series Spirit Rangers (Netflix), wrote for O, the Oprah Magazine, and worked with more than 20 professional and college sports teams. Kris landed her dream PR job straight out of college with a travel company in Mexico and the Caribbean. Shortly after, her boss quit, she narrowly escaped decapitation-by-ceiling-fan during a Category 5 hurricane, and a disgruntled coworker put a curse on her because she wanted her job. Quickly pivoting, Kris earned her master’s degree in Sports Administration from Ohio University and worked for ABC Sports, NFL Europe, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets. Upon moving to L.A., Kris launched her own sports-related firm, which produced branded content for clients in the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB and NCAA. Kris multitasked as communications director for two entertainment-industry associations and served on the board of directors for the Junior League of Los Angeles. She was also a mentor for the 2022 NAMA Native American Writers Seminar. A fellow in the Disney Writing Program, the Native American TV Writers Lab, and the Women in Film Mentoring Program, Kris’ original pilots have placed in more than 15 competitions. Her book, Growing Up With Granny: A Survivor’s Guide, won Roadmap’s Write Start Manuscript Competition. Kris is a performing storyteller and speaker. She began her comedy career at The Groundlings and was a mainstage company member at Acme Comedy Theater, writing for the multicam late-night show Acme Saturday Night. These days, Kris lives curse-free in WeHo with her husband and their much-loved rescue pup, Linus.