Susie Meister was born and raised in Pittsburgh, but after high school joined MTV’s Road Rules: Australia for the ride of her life. She has since done Road Rules: Viewers Revenge and six Real World Road Rules Challenges (but don’t judge her!). She has been an on-air contributor for PBS/WQED’s “OnQ,” editor of Maniac Magazine, and featured in local and national advertising campaigns.
Susie grew up in a conservative Christian home, but now prefers to study religion instead of practicing it. Susie has a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on media and religion, and her dissertation is called “Presents of God: The Marketing of the American Prosperity Gospel.” She also produced the documentary, The Revolving Door Faith Club.
Despite Susie’s academic interests, she just can’t shake her love for media, and now hosts The Meister Piece podcast. The show features irreverent and candid interviews with celebrities and newsmakers. She has interviewed everyone from Carrot Top to Alex Borstein. The show is available at play.it and on iTunes. She hopes one day to be best friends with Marcia Brady, but in the meantime, will settle for interviews with movers, shakers, and seventies icons.
Susie is working on a book for RothCo Press called Being Jesus and an autobiography about her time on reality television called Reality Writes: Tales from Reality Television. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Adam, and their son Lincoln. Even though life is pretty great, the best day of her life is and will always be when she sang “Surfin’ USA” on stage with the Beach Boys. You can connect with Susie on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter