The multitalented Tonya Mezrich takes on the small screen.
Given the right venue, Tonya Mezrich could fill your cavity, design you a necklace and dress, and interview you. Sound random? Maybe, but when Mezrich puts her mind to accomplishing something, she gets it done—and then some. When she started making jewelry (“It uses the same hand skills as in dentistry,” the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine graduate says), she sold it at Newbury Street’s high-end boutique Serenella. When she decided she wanted to create a women’s clothing collection, she co-designed it with Boston fashion designer Michael DePaulo, calling it Mike&Ton. She co-wrote Charlie Numbers and the Man in the Moon with her husband, best-selling author Ben Mezrich (of The Social Network fame), and partnered with Vertex Corporation to provide 10,000 free copies to all Boston Public Schools kids.
Her latest venture hosting her own TV show, Boston’s Red Carpet with Tonya Mezrich on NESN. “The program blends fashion and philanthropy,” she says. “The city’s most glamorous events are always for a great cause, so we explore the charity as well as cover what folks are wearing at the fundraiser.” Co-produced by Dirty Water Media and Eric Jausseran, the inaugural show covered Party in the Park, which raises money for the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. Next on her radar are Children’s Museum’s Wonder Ball November 17. “We want to draw attention to the great work people are doing and highlight the fashion,” she says. “We’re doing amazing things while also having fun and looking great.” That goes for Mezrich too. Check NESN listings for time and date.