Television Host // News Personality // Producer // Model // Foodie // Fashion Junkie // Traveler
Writer // Editor // Culture Enthusiast// Indonesian-American // Mom to a Border Collie Rescue [Kira]
Born in Cairo, Egypt to an American father and an Indonesian mother, Crystle spent most of her childhood in Indonesia, and came to Kansas City in 2000 when her family relocated. She has worked in various areas of the entertainment industry over the years, appearing internationally in ad campaigns, TV commercials, runway, and print jobs.
Crystle began modeling at the age of 14 and gradually built up an international modeling career. Her American/Indonesian ethnicity opened doors for her to work in Asia as a model, which she pursued full time after finishing school. She studied Film and Media and Communication at the University of Kansas where she graduated with honors in 2009. Her passion for travel and culture led her to work in countries like Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, South Africa, and Australia.
In addition to her modeling career, Crystle also found herself in a rewarding position as a preschool teacher at a private school in Sydney, Australia.
Upon her return to Kansas City in 2011, Crystle won the role of 38 the Spot Host beating out more than 250 contenders who auditioned for the position. She records entertainment news segments that air every weekday evening on KMCI-TV, and she offers coverage of local events, like the Big 12 Basketball tournaments, Major League Soccer games and various music festivals.
Crystle fills in as the host of Kansas City Live, a live lifestyle morning news program on Channel 41 (KSHB-TV)-- the local NBC affiliate. She also became a sideline reporter for Sporting Kansas City-- the MLS-cup winning soccer team-- during their 2013-2014 season.
― Ansel Adams
Currently, Crystle continues to hone her on-camera skills to fulfill her ever-expanding role as a host and reporter across both Channel 41 and Channel 38. She is on the 7am live morning newscast every weekday, and continues to record entertainment news segments every weeknight. She discusses trending topics, local events, viral videos, sports, entertainment news, and travel. Crystle continues to work closely with Sporting Kansas City, producing weekly soccer player profiles that include exclusive and intimate interviews. She also produces her own beauty segment called “Crystle’s Beauty Corner.” Every week, her kitchen skills are put to the test with her Aldi-sponsored cooking segment, “Cooking with Crystle.”
Crystle regularly writes, produces, and edits news packages and other short-form special projects while continuing to report live in-studio or on-site when necessary. Additionally, she is a columnist for Eleven magazine, the official magazine of Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer.
In her spare time, Crystle enjoys spending time with family and friends, eating Indonesian food, reading, and playing the piano.