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Krista Anne Errickson (born May 8, 1964[1]) is an American actress, journalist, and documentary writer/producer who appeared in films and television productions in the 1980s and 1990s. As a teen actress, she is most recognized for her role as teen antagonist Cinder in the 1980 movie Little Darlings and the TV series Hello Larry. As an adult, she is best known for her work as an Italian news journalist with RAI (RadioTelevisioneItaliana).

Early life and education

Krista Errickson was born in Abington, Pennsylvania. She is the granddaughter of Broadway set designer, Jo Mielziner, considered one of the most influential theatre designers of the 20th century, designing the scenery and often the lighting for more than 200 productions, many of which became American classics. Errickson is also a goddaughter of director, writer, and producer Elia Kazan, who is also co-founder of the Actors Studio in New York City.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science. She received her master's degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Wales at Lampeter in 2008.

Professional life

She began acting in 1978 and is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio. As a teenager, Errickson began appearing in television and film projects. She replaced Donna Wilkes in the role of Diane Alder on the TV series Diff'rent Strokes (guest appearances) and its spin-off series, Hello, Larry.

Errickson’s journalism career began at RAI's Channel 1 in Rome before becoming host for the first Italian private radio station, followed by the first private Italian television, RAI International and RAISAT. She became senior producer and journalist reporting on current events and international politics, with a focus on Middle East relations. Some her more well-known programs were The Yellowcake Uranium Scandal, RAWA’s Meena: The Story of a Revolutionary, and In the Name of God, about Iran’s Islamic fundamentalism. She was the first female journalist to interview Sheikh Nasrallah (for her documentary, Inside the Hezbollah, which later became the subject of a book she co-authored). For CBS and Discovery Channel, she was co-executive producer for The Mysterious Man of The Shroud; The Genetic Revolution, a four-part series which in part exposed secret genetic experiments that were conduced by Monsanto Corporation; The Science of Human Cloning, and the controversial program, Inside The Vatican.

Errickson was a contributing development director for GRB Productions, GA & A Productions, Capmar Productions, and DocLab Productions, creating numerous nonfiction programs for major American cable channels. She was a segment/field producer for Sundance Channel, The Learning Channel, Discovery Channel, and the CBC.

In 2007, she was part of a team sent to Pakistan and Afghanistan, successfully negotiating the release of a kidnapped Italian journalist from the Taliban. In 2008, she successfully aided a political prisoner, 86-year-old Yaghoub Khezri, escape a Teheran jail and certain death to return to the United States.[2] and is currently in development on the subject.

Errickson is the president of Free Verse Productions which develops and produces documentaries and news programs, specializing in political, human interest and human rights issues. She is a contributing writer to Italy’s La Repubblica.

She is a member of the International Press Association, Foreign Press Association, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the Daniel Pearl Foundation.

Personal life

Errickson was married to the journalist and Deputy Director of RAI International Piero Di Pasquale from 1990-2004. They completed 12 documentaries together, before they split in 2003.

Filmography

Awards

References

External links

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