Altschul, Serena 1970–

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Altschul, Serena 1970–


Born October 7, 1970, in New York, NY; daughter of Arthur Altschul, Jr. (an executive and investment banker). Education: Attended Scripps College.

Addresses: Office—c/o CBS News, 51 West 52nd St., New York, NY 10019.

Career: Broadcast journalist, television personality, producer, and director. Channel One News (television network for high school students), host, 1990; MTV (cable television network), contributor to " Choose or Lose" political awareness campaign, 1996.


Television Appearances; Series:

Correspondent, MTV News, MTV, 1996-2000.

Host and reporter, True Life (also known as MTV's True Life), MTV, multiple episodes, beginning 1998.

Total Request Live (also known as Total Request with Carson Daly and TRL), MTV, between 1998 and 2000.

Correspondent, NewsNight with Aaron Brown, Cable News Network, 2002-2003.

Reporter, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, CBS, 2003.

Reporter, CBS News Up to the Minute, CBS, 2003.

Reporter for MTV News: The Week in Rock, MTV.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Reporter, Race and the Race, MTV, 1996.

Host, Warning Signs, MTV, 1999.

Narrator, 9 Days that Rocked the 90's, MTV, 1999.

Host, MTV Uncensored, MTV, 1999.

Host, MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act, MTV, 1999, 2000.

2000 MTV Video Music Awards Post Show, MTV, 2000.

When Lyrics Attack, MTV, 2000.

Host, MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal, MTV, 2001.

Host, Breaking It Down with Serena, MTV, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Herself, 2gether (also known as 2GE+hER), MTV, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Host, "Year in Rock '99," Ultra Sound, MTV, 1999.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2002.

CBS News Sunday Morning (also known as Sunday Morning), CBS, 2008.

Television Work; Specials:

Creator, producer, and director, Breaking It Down with Serena, MTV, 2001.

Television Work; Series:

Coproducer, True Life (also known as MTV's True Life), MTV, 1998, 2000.

Film Appearances:

Herself, Light It Up, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

Herself, Josie and the Pussycats, Universal, 2001.

Herself, Queen of the Damned (also known as Anne Rice's "Queen of the Damned"), Warner Bros.,2002.

Film Work:

Associate producer, The Last Party (documentary), Triton Pictures/Live Entertainment, 1993.



CBS News Online,, September 10, 2008.