A self-described bargain hunter, Kristina Matisic loves scouting out the best deal. "There's definitely the thrill of victory when you find a product somewhere for less," she says. "It can take some leg work, but it's worth it!"
Kristina's journey to become part of North America's premier shopping duo began with an undergraduate arts degree from the University of British Columbia and a master's degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California. Kristina spent six years with Global TV BC, first as an overnight news anchor and then as the anchor and producer of the 11:30 p.m. newscast. In 1997, the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters recognized her work when she was voted Broadcaster of Tomorrow.
In 1999, Kristina joined forces with fellow reporter and shopping enthusiast Anna Wallner to create The Shopping Bags. Together they entertained viewers as they tested products and shared their shopping expertise. Now owners of the successful production company Worldwide Bag Media, the duo went on to co-executive producer and host two more hit series, Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag and Anna & Kristina's Beauty Call.
Their widely successful shows have won the shopping gurus eight LEO Awards, five LEO Award nominations, four Gemini Award nominations and a devoted following. In 2005, the TV twosome branched out into the literary world with the publication of their first book, Tips, Tricks & Inside Information to Make You a Savvy Shopper.