Melissa Rivers in all of her splendorous glamour on the red carpet, is also an Ivy League graduate, an accomplished equestrian and the mother of a young son. Rivers is also an executive producer and has ample experience behind the camera as well as in front of it. The University of Pennsylvania graduate joined her mother, Joan Rivers, on the red carpet at E! Entertainment where they started the red carpet phenomenon. The acerbic, dynamic duo even celebrated their 1,000th interview on the Emmys red carpet -- a huge milestone indeed.
During her time at E!, Rivers produced and hosted a number of specials -- two of which were the channel's highest rated -- "Oh Baby! Melissa's Guide to Pregnancy" and "Oh, Toddler! Surviving the Early Years." When the Rivers women took their red carpet programming over to the TV Guide Channel a few years ago, the ratings soared. Rivers has produced and hosted a number of specials and series including "TV Candy," a weekly series that highlights TV fashion, the annual Mother's Day special, The Stylist Special, the series "Stars First Jobs" (all produced with Steven Jensen) that features celebrities hilariously going back to their first jobs. Rivers and her production company also produce all of the red carpet programs. Rivers will be playing for the charity, Lili Claire Foundation.
Melissa's charity is the Lili Claire Foundation
PERSONAL CONNECTION: Melissa cares deeply about the Lili Claire Foundation, which helps children living with neurogenetic conditions, while providing hope and resources to their families. Every year more than 20,000 children are born with neurogenetic conditions such as Williams syndrome, Down syndrome and autism. The Lili Claire Foundation assists children with these and similar conditions to live successfully, and supports their families with valuable resources to educate and manage the challenges they encounter