Texas-born Brooke Chavez Taylor has graced many a small screen in her 33 years. From national ad campaigns for McDonald’s and Volvo to hosting red carpets and after-shows for The Real Housewives franchises, the driven Harvard University graduate and single mother has made a lasting impact in her many endeavors.
Born and raised in Lubbock, Chavez Taylor headed to Harvard in 2000 to study political science. During her time in Cambridge, Chavez Taylor first began exploring her interest in acting and modeling, appearing on Harvard Undergraduate Television’s long-running soap opera, Ivory Tower, which dramatized the daily lives of Harvard students. The years between 2005 and 2009 were a constant change for Chavez. In this time, she taught English in South Korea and worked as a cardiovascular healthcare representative for Pfizer in Los Angeles. She also made the transition into media, working as an assistant at CBS2/KCAL9 in L.A. and then as an on-air general assignment reporter for an ABC affiliate in Lubbock.
In 2009, Chavez Taylor first made the move to Dallas, where she spent the next year co-hosting Inside DFW, a weekly entertainment show covering local news and events on the ION Network. In 2012, AMC Theatres lured Chavez Taylor back to L.A., where she worked as an on-camera news host and entertainment correspondent. She also hosted after-shows and red carpets for programs like The Real Housewives of Miami and The Real Housewives New Jersey. Last year Chavez Taylor relocated to the Bay Area and began doing media relations and public relations for a Silicon Valley startup.
The busy Chavez Taylor splits her time coordinating with her Silicon Valley clients and working as a lifestyle blogger, professional model and actress in Dallas, L.A., and San Francisco. In her spare time, Chavez Taylor works on BrookeAndIsabella.com, the blog she created with her 4-year-old daughter. “It’s really about the adventures of being a modern momma,” Chavez Taylor says. “But it’s also meant to inspire other single moms out there.” The mother-daughter duo often travel for work, but Chavez Taylor loves setting up staycations in their home base of Dallas. “My mom will come in from Lubbock to join us,” Chavez Taylor says. “We’ll go swimming and eat dessert in [The Ritz Carlton’s] restaurant. Isabella loves it.”