Staness Jonekos, author of Eat Like a Woman, is an award-winning television writer, producer, and director, as well as an author and writer on women’s health issues.
She was one of the original executive producers who launched the television network Oxygen Media, co-founded by Oprah Winfrey. Following her commitment to health, Staness co-executive produced the premiere season of VH1′s Celebrity Fit Club, and post produced Lifetime’s Speaking of Women’s Health. She is the President and founder of Krystal Productions, a film and video production company based in Los Angeles.
Her first book, The Menopause Makeover, was a pioneering work in the field of menopause, a highly visual and inspiring survival guide that challenged the conventional, old-style approach to managing menopause.
In addition to her extensive work experience behind-the-camera, Staness is a tireless advocate for women’s health, wellness and empowerment. She has appeared on The Today Show, contributes to The Huffington Post, Dr. Oz's Sharecare.com and has been featured in a variety of publications ranging from The Houston Chronicle to More.com.
After college, Staness appeared on The Love Boat, Falcon’s Crest, and The Young & Restless, as well as co-hosting Shop Television Network.
Staness holds a Bachelor’s degree in theater from UCLA and is an active member of the Producers Guild of America, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the International Documentary Association, The North American Menopause Society, Academy of Women’s Health, and the International Menopause Society.