via press release:


NEW YORK – October 15, 2009 – You may have heard some chatter…there are new faces on the block this season in the big apple.  Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” will feature two new women, Sonja Morgan and Jennifer Gilbert, recurring in season three, as they navigate the wonderful world of jam-packed social calendars, careers, children and city life. “The Real Housewives of New York City” are Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Bethenny Frankel, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Alex McCord, Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin.  Let’s meet the new faces…

o     Sonja Morgan – Morgan is a fixture of New York City society, running in social circles that include European royalty and top-notch designers. Having jet-setted around the world and modeled in Paris and Milan, Morgan worked for multiple restaurants across the city as a consultant and manager and often brought in her famous friends to spice up these locales.  A single mother of a nine-year-old daughter, Morgan loves art, decorating, gardening, skiing and visiting France every chance she gets – be it for her charity work or just for pleasure.

o     Jennifer Gilbert – Gilbert is a busy career woman – she owns and runs Save the Date®, a corporate and social event planning company, and serves as the co-owner of Portamee, a baby carrier company.  Named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young when she was 29, Gilbert is a graduate of the “Birthing of Giants” Program at MIT University.  Married for seven years with three children, Gilbert and her husband love to entertain and have dinner parties every Saturday night.  Her motto, “Why cook when you can cater?” enables her to spend time setting a beautiful table and inviting new and old friends to her soirees.

As previously announced, “The Real Housewives of New York City” has begun production on the third season of the jaw-dropping drama to air in 2010. The series follows the busy lives of a group of driven and ambitious Manhattan women as they juggle their demanding careers, schedules and motherhood

“The Real Housewives of New York City” is produced by Shed Media U.S. Jennifer O’Connell, Matt Anderson and Nick Emmerson serve as executive producers.

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