TV, Awards, Event Host
Artist Development & Staging
Karla Gordy Bristol is CEO of Bristol Entertainment. Karla's a talk show host on "Beverly Hills View", which airs on Beverly Hills Television and co-hosts the Facebook Live talk show "Karla Dawn LIVE". She previously hosted a weekly live show on public access television and the "Karla & Rainelle Show". 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 hundreds of celebrities and highly acclaimed individuals, produced concerts, produced and appeared on television 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 12th annual Friends of Fuller Strikefest, which supports non-profit organizations. Her music publishing catalog includes many top classic songs that play daily around the world.
In her early years, Karla was a Dick Clark Productions 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 for two years. A talented actress, as well, Miss Gordy Bristol has had roles in television, film and DVD released projects. In one role, she played a television news reporter.
Karla sits on the Ava’s Heart Foundation board, and Motown Museum Board’s Advisory Committee. She enjoys helping and engaging with young performers, 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 is also acclaimed with a long time successful real estate career, receiving many awards for her annual multi-million dollar sales. She maintains her license with a Beverly Hills firm and her associate assists with her clients. 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.