Krista Anne Errickson is an American actress, journalist, and documentary writer/producer who appeared in films and television productions in the 1980s and 1990s. As a teen actress, she is most recognized for her role as teen antagonist Cinder in the 1980 movie Little Darlings and the TV series Hello Larry. As an adult, she is best known for her work as an journalist with RAI(RadioTelevisioneItaliana).

Early life and education[edit]Edit

Krista Errickson was born in AbingtonPennsylvania. She is the granddaughter of Broadway set designer Jo Mielziner. Errickson is a goddaughter of director, writer, and producer Elia Kazan.[citation needed]

Professional life[edit]Edit

She began acting in 1978 and is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio. As a teenager, Errickson began appearing in television and film projects. She replaced Donna Wilkes in the role of Diane Alder on the TV series Diff'rent Strokes(guest appearances) and its spin-off series, Hello, Larry.

Errickson’s journalism career began at RAI's Channel 1 in Rome before becoming a host for RAI International and RAISAT. She became senior producer and journalist reporting on current events and international politics, with a focus on Middle East relations. Some of her more well-known programs were The Yellowcake Uranium ScandalRAWA’s Meena: The Story of a Revolutionary, and In the Name of God, about Iran’s Islamic fundamentalism. She was the first female journalist to interview Sheikh Nasrallah (for her documentary, Inside the Hezbollah, which later became the subject of a book she co-authored). For CBS and the Discovery Channel, she was co-executive producer for The Mysterious Man of The ShroudThe Genetic Revolution, a four-part series which in part exposed secret genetic experiments that were conduced by Monsanto CorporationThe Science of Human Cloning, and the program, Inside The Vatican.

In 2007, she was part of a team sent to Pakistan and Afghanistan, successfully negotiating the release of a kidnapped Italian journalist from the Taliban. In 2008, she successfully aided a recently released political prisoner leave Iran and return to the United States.[1]


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