Nerdist News Host Jessica Chobot to Emcee 17th SXSW Interactive Awards Ceremony on March 11

Written by Andrew McNeill | Monday, Jan 27, 2014

Jessica Chobot will host the SXSW Interactive Awards on Tuesday evening, March 11

We are thrilled to announce that Jessica Chobot will emcee the 17th Annual SXSW Interactive Awards Ceremony presented by INNOCEAN on Tuesday evening, March 11.

Chobot currently serves as host for Nerdist News over at, as well as a freelance host for both TV and web. She spent the first half of her career at IGN Entertainment where she hosted the popular web shows IGN Strategize and The Daily Fix. From there it was only natural for her to jump into television where she hosted G4TV's Proving Ground and as a field correspondent for G4's Attack of the Show and X-Play. She also hosted the 2-part special, Sand Wars, on the Travel Channel.

Her seven year career has focused on in-studio productions and event coverage, including the highly successful Nerdist News show, Gamespot's Player vs. Gamer and live event and e-sports coverage for Microsoft.

In addition to her work in front of the lens, Chobot is currently the lead writer for Zombie Studios' video game, DAYLIGHT, to be released on the PlayStation 4 in 2014.

The SXSW Interactive Awards Ceremony presented by INNOCEAN takes place on Tuesday evening, March 11 in the Austin Grand Ballroom on the sixth floor of the Hilton Austin Downtown. In addition to the winners of the SXSW Interactive Awards, this ceremony features the SXSW Hall of Fame Induction festivities, the Breakout Trend of the Event prize and the Speaker of the Event prize.

To attend the SXSW Interactive Awards Ceremony, you need a SXSW Interactive, Gold or Platinum badge. What are you waiting for? Register today!

Jessica Chobot photo by Andrew Bowser.