Janifer I Cheng

Writer, singer, and podcaster in Kissimmee, Florida

Janifer I Cheng

Writer, singer, and podcaster in Kissimmee, Florida

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I have a diverse background in both entertainment and music, with experience both in front of and behind the camera.

I am currently partnered with NY Times Senior Staff Editor Pedro Rafael Rosado on "The Mass Invasion", a digital magazine that helps you "Up Your Pop Culture Game". Originally conceived in 2012, TMI officially launched in 2014 with the podcast going full swing in 2015. We will be launching season 2 of the podcast with a new co-host in Fall 2016.

Here's a short list of my non-operations background:

2004-present - Independent casino entertainment dealer, specializing in Texas Holdem, Blackjack, Roulette, and 3 Card Poker. I have dealt WPT (World Poker Tour) and Caesars' events, and was a licensed New Jersey class A dealer.

2001 - Judge, 1st major Dance Dance Revolution Tournament in the North East.

1994-1999 - Tournament Judge and Demonstrationalist - Wild Card Tactics.

I was one of the first female tournament judges for Magic: The Gathering, later officially sanctioned by Wizards of the Coast. I also taught and judged for Shadowfist and Marvel's OverPower.

Music: I'm a multi award winning, lifelong singer. Short list of my honors below:

2014 - New York Comic Con Super Week Karaoke Champion

2011 - NY State Women's Karaoke Champion, awarded by the World Karaoke Championships, ABC television, Karaoke Battle USA (2011).

2010 - Internet Week NY Karaoke Live Band Challenge Champion

2004 - Best vocals R&B/Hip Hop (7 weeks) - Garageband.com

Some of the companies and groups I've work for in the music field: Soundmen on Wax, Love Zoo Records, Crazy Baby Records, HeistLife Entertainment, Wish Upon a Star Promotions, Queens and Manhattan Pride, Donathan, The Red States, Kelso Band, New York Rocks TV, Flutterbucket, Bee Phonic Music Group.

Specialties: project development, social media, games, research and development, analytics, business development

  • Work
    • BET Networks
    • Actors InC
    • Sony Music Entertainment
    • Universal Music Group
    • VEVO
    • Red Distribution
  • Education
    • City University of New York at Brooklyn College