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How Are We Coping With Self Isolation: Insight From Around the Country And The World With Krystin Goodwin

How Are We Coping With Self Isolation: Insight From Around the Country And The World With Krystin Goodwin

Krystin Goodwin’s work as an on-air personality can be viewed on USA Today, MSN, The Huffington Post, and Yahoo. She co-stared on TNT’s “Franklin and Bash,” where she played a TV News Reporter. Other co-starring credits include Netflix’s “The Politician”,”Orange is The New Black,” NBC’s “The Blacklist,” FOX’s “The Following,” NBC’s “American Odyssey.” She’s has had recurring roles on CBS’ “Tommy” and the network’s legal drama “Bull.” Her first film role was in Paramount’s “Transformers” spin-off “Bumblebee.”

Krystin Goodwin at the Emmy’s

Krystin continues to study sketch comedy, theater and dance. She’s training for her private pilots license.

Krystin Goodwin

While attending college, Krystin worked as a reporter for FOX Sports Florida. after school she became a reporter for the CBS affiliate in Tallahassee, Florida WCTV Eyewitness News. She also anchored an entertainment show called “Weekend Happenings”.

Krystin Goodwin at the Emmy’s

Krystin attended the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, and the Inaugural Youth Ball with a friend who worked for the Inauguration Committee.

Krystin Goodwin at The Oscars

In early 2009, Krystin moved to New York City, where she was selected as the Red Carpet Reporter for the prestigious theater award program, The Drama Desk Awards. She covered the event for three consecutive years.

T2C: How are you dealing with home containment in LA?

Krystin Goodwin: I’m very grateful that my family and friends are healthy and I’m thinking about all those on the frontlines working so hard to keep everyone safe.  

Krystin Goodwin

T2C: What would you say is the difference of being in self lockdown between NY and LA?

Krystin Goodwin: I’ve spent a lot of time in both cities and I love them both for very different reasons, but I think it’s a lot easier to self isolate in Los Angeles.  One could argue during normal circumstances the majority of Angelenos are already social distancing.  We spend so much time alone commuting in our cars, or using ride hailing apps.  New York City on the other hand has such an incredible transit system.  It’s hard not to take advantage of it.  So many New Yorkers walk (which I truly miss) and take the train. There’s a vibe in NYC that doesn’t exist anywhere else. I love it, but in these environments I feel it’s hard to avoid others. 

T2C: What have you been able to accomplish in this time?

Krystin Goodwin: I definitely feel more rested. I’m a bit of a tech nerd and I write daily. The extra time has allowed me to write and create more of my own content and plan/brainstorm more often with my longtime manager Bob Blume. I’m also cooking a lot. I should say, I am not very good haha…but I enjoy it. I’ve been attempting to recreate old family recipes while video chatting and catching up with loved ones. 

T2C: What has this time stopped you from accomplishing?

Krystin Goodwin: I had a lot of trips planned for the year. A family friend’s wedding in Virginia, a trip to see my cousin, and plans for my parents to come visit Los Angeles. All of that is on hold. I was also slated to begin a project earlier this year, but production shut down before I could film. I was also taking flying lessons and had to stop because of lockdown. 

T2C: What kind of emotions does this time bringing out of you?

Krystin Goodwin: If there were a silver lining to a pandemic I think it’s valuable to see people being more vulnerable online and opening up.  Instead of folks trying to post about their latest achievements or showing how good they look etc., it seems people are focusing on what really matters.  I’m seeing an uptick of people sharing tributes to healthcare workers, posting about who they care about the most, and over sharing in a wonderful way. I think it’s the best type of virtual hug we could ask for amid all this uncertainty. A reminder that we are all human and we are all in this together. 

T2C: If you were to equate this time to a song or song cycle what would it be? 

Krystin Goodwin: I’m thinking David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” 

Krystin Goodwin in Orange is the New Black

T2C: What message would you like to give the world right now?

Krystin Goodwin: Hang in there and thank a medical worker whenever you can. They are real superheroes. 

Krystin Goodwin

T2C: What is the first thing you will do when we are no longer self quarantined? 

Krystin Goodwin: I want to go dancing with my buddies. Dancing remotely over Zoom or Google Hangouts is just not the same. 

Krystin Goodwin in The Blacklist

T2C: What are the things that are getting you through this time?

Krystin Goodwin: My husband, our families, our pup and virtual happy hours.

Krystin Goodwin with Daniel Radcliffe at The Drama Desk Awards

T2C: What haven’t we asked you that you would like to say?

Krystin Goodwin: I’m enjoying getting reacquainted with myself. While I miss going out and spending time with loved ones; the last three years have gone by so quickly. I’ve been traveling a lot. It’s nice to have the time to play catch up. 


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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