Cheslie Kryst is a correspondent for nationally broadcast entertainment news show, Extra. She regularly interviews the world’s biggest names, from Tom Hanks to Oprah Winfrey. Before beginning her work with Extra, Cheslie was a complex civil litigation attorney licensed to practice law in North and South Carolina.
Passionate about criminal justice reform, she has worked pro bono for clients serving excessive time for low-level drug offenses. She also serves as a Global Impact Ambassador for Dress for Success and sits on the National Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Cheslie was crowned Miss USA in May 2019 and represented the United States at the 2019 Miss Universe Competition, placing in the top ten of ninety countries. She earned both a law degree and MBA from Wake Forest University and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina.