Writers Guild Award-Winning Writer, Producer & Director

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Daryn Strauss is a WRITERS GUILD AWARD winning writer, producer, director, and digital media pioneer who has won numerous awards on projects that have garnered over 250 million views for NBCUniversal, Sony Music, AOL, PBS, Digitas, and more in partnership with many of the major digital media brands including Funny Or Die, Twitter, Cheddar, Bloomberg, Federated Media, 4A’s, Studio71, and AOL/ Oath. Strauss’s work includes her WRITERS GUILD AWARD winning comedy Weight, her pioneering WRITERS GUILD AWARD nominated web series Downsized and #DAYOFF for Former MTV Chief Judy McGrath’s Astronauts Wanted & Sony Music featuring digital stars Cameron Dallas, Nash Grier, and Lauren Giraldo. She served as the programming director for AOL’s EMMY nominated program MAKERS: Women Who Make America which aired on PBS with a companion experience on MAKERS.com, leading the biggest social media activation in AOL history. She was also part of the writing team of the EMMY-winning series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. On the live events side, she served as the producer for the digital companion experience to NBCUniversal's 2017 Upfront campaign and livestream from Radio City Music Hall and several star-studded NewFronts featuring Heidi Klum, Meredith Vieira, Rashida Jones, Andy Cohen, and Gloria Steinem and live performances from Timbaland and Betty Who.

She has multiple projects in development.

The Latest


Daryn Wins a Writers Guild Award

Daryn took home a Writers Guild Award for her comedy Weight

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The Girl You Love To Hate

My house was never really a home. It was a TV set. Read Daryn’s modern retelling of Great Expectations from Estella’s POV, set in the world of social influencers, available for preview only on Wattpad.

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31 Blind Dates Anthology

Excited to participate in the 31 Blind Dates Anthology on Wattpad, hosted by RS Kovach and featuring stories by 31 Wattpad Stars, Watty Award Winners, and published authors. My story “Plus One” is Date 11.

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Award-Winning Content

Daryn has created, written or produced content for multiple platforms that have won many awards including Emmys, Writers Guild Awards, and more, for streaming/ TV series, social series and video platforms.


Live Events

From NewFronts to Upfronts to red carpet premieres, Daryn has put together an array of live programs that have featured Heidi Klum, Meredith Vieira, Rashida Jones, Andy Cohen, Timbaland, Nancy Dubuc, Bob Pittman, and other c-executives from The New York Times, VICE, BuzzFeed, Twitter, CVS, and more.

Plus much more…