TV, Awards, Event Host
Artist Development & Staging
Karla Gordy Bristol is CEO of Bristol Entertainment. She’s the co-host and co-producer of the weekly Facebook Live talk show “Karla & Rainelle Show”, having previously hosted a weekly live show on public access television. She’s completed projects for The Trumpet Awards, 100 Black Men of America, Ray Parker, Jr.’s Hollywood Star Reception, Miss Sacramento County USA Pageant, Hollywood award shows, and more. Karla’s interviewed numerous celebrities and highly acclaimed individuals, produced concerts, produced and appeared on TV shows and executive produced short films for television. Karla's the co-founder of Friends of Fuller B. Gordy, where she’s co-producing their 10th annual Friends of Fuller Strikefest, which supports youth charities. Her music publishing catalog includes many top classic songs that play daily around the world.
In her early years, Karla was an American Bandstand dancer, a choreographer, a professional dancer in many shows and music videos, including two of Smokey Robinson’s, Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long”, and Jefferson Starship. She was also a Motown Records employee. A talented actress, as well over the years, Miss Gordy Bristol has had roles in television, film and DVD released projects.
Karla sits on the Ava’s Heart Foundation board, and Motown Museum Board’s Advisory Committee. She enjoys helping and engaging with young performers, her speaking engagements, which include Morehouse College and The Wharton School, and making a positive difference in the lives of others. Karla’s received several recognitions by state congressional leaders, city councils, and organizations, including, the "Woman of The Year” award, for her professional and charitable work.
Karla has been a multi-million dollar real estate agent, and she maintains her license with a Beverly Hills firm. Her career includes transactions for many entertainment clients, including New Edition’s Johnny Gill, Comedian Sinbad and former NBA star, Dikembe Mutombo.
Her entertainment talent is natural and it came honestly. Karla’s the proud daughter of Iris Gordy, a former Motown Records vice president, and the late Johnny Bristol, Grammy nominated songwriter, producer, and singer; and the great-niece of Motown founder Berry Gordy.