Taylor Strecker was discovered in a New York City bar only a few months after graduating from Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications. When the programming director of Sirius Satellite Radio’s brand new “hush, hush” channel for Cosmo Magazine overheard this raspy-voiced Boston native, she knew she had found her radio show personality.
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Since launching the groundbreaking “for women, by women” radio station in March 2006, Taylor, the host of Cosmo’s Wake Up! With Taylor, currently on SiriusXM Stars 109, has been coined a “lil’ shot of espresso.” Weekdays from 6am to 9am EST, Strecker throws a daily brunch with her “friends” (listeners, celebrities, and co-host Kenny) full of smarts, sass, and of course — silliness.
We sat down with Taylor to find out her top 9 things about life in New York City.
1.Best thing about living in NYC?
I moved to NYC in my early 20s, and have loved the fact that this city is unlike any other. Everyone is free to be who they are.
2. Favorite NYC restaurant?
3. Favorite neighborhood?
I spent 10 years living in NYC, and never stepped in FiDi…it’s the best-kept secret here.
4. The best part of my job is…
Free therapy between me and the listeners. It is mutually beneficial, for sure!
5. A visit to New York isn’t complete until…
You’ve sang your show tunes’ heart out at Marie’s Crisis.
6. Subways or cabs?
Subways – they are so much faster, cheaper, and convenient.
7. Best advice you’ve ever received?
To always be able to laugh at myself.
8. Must-have beauty item?
Kiehl’s Crème de Corp — it makes your skin feel like a baby’s!
9. What’s your definition of beauty?