Kentucky Girl Kristin Klingshirn Says Yes


Kristin Klingshirn is the co-host of the Bert Show, a graduate of the University of Kentucky, and was born and raised in Lexington. Kristin says she is "southern in my roots and I appreciate good hospitality and a perfect glass of sweet tea. "

Kristin announced her surprise engagement to her long-term boyfriend, Bart, on the show and it's adorable! Read the story and view the gorgeous engagement photos (by Rustic White Photography) below!

Story provided by and courtesy of the Bert Show.

The Bert Show Co-Host Kristin Klingshirn Announces Engagement to Longtime Boyfriend Nationally Syndicated Morning Radio Show Co-Host Shares Details of Her Surprise Engagement on the Show

Teasing listeners that one Bert Show member’s life had changed forever over the weekend, host Bert Weiss went around the studio Monday morning asking each Bert Show cast member who was responsible for the on-air excitement. As the entire show recounted the events of their weekend co-host Kristin Klingshirn completely surprised the cast and listeners with the news she and her boyfriend of nine and a half years, Bart Mattingly, were engaged.  He proposed Saturday afternoon at their home in Atlanta.

“The way he proposed, it could not have been any more perfectly us…and I’m just beside myself,” Kristin says. Kristin and Bart are renovating their home and he popped the question in their unfinished master closet. He lured her in with a lie, saying he needed her approval on the hardwood floors, which happen to be made from barn wood that was salvaged from his parent's farm in Kentucky.  She described the moment the proposal happened saying, “He pulled a rope to unveil a hardwood plank that had 'Will You Marry Me?' painted on it. As I turned around, he was on bended knee with a ring box in his hand. I can't remember a word he said but after staring at the ring, we embraced and I of course said yes.”

As much as Kristin wanted to tell her Bert Show family, she knew how important the element of surprise was for delivering that special moment on air. Her poker face helped keep the big announcement a secret for the first half of the show. The entire cast was floored when she broke the news on-air and pulled the stunning engagement ring from her pocket. The Bert Show cast members and listeners have embraced the big news with love and excitement.

To read more about Kristin's engagement, visit the Bert Show.


One really fun unique aspect about Kristin and Bart’s engagement is that they are donating their entire wedding registry to Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. Over 3,500 packages have been purchased off of their registry. Every year, Bert’s Big Adventure families are surprised with huge bins filled with toys and activities at the end of their 5 day trip to Walt Disney World that the kids can enjoy all year-round, and this year, those toys will come from Kristin and Bart’s registry.

Photography: Rustic White Photography

About The Bert Show

The Bert Show offers a blend of lifestyle advice, national entertainment news, celebrity interviews, humor and on-air community to listeners for 14+ years. The program’s success lies in its lack of formula and the openness of the cast members to share the most intimate and vulnerable details of their lives. Since its inception, The Bert Show has grown considerably recently expanding to encompass 18 markets. An estimated one million people tune in each week from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST. In addition, the show gives back to the community through numerous charitable events and programs, including Bert’s Big Adventure, founded by Bert and Stacey Weiss.

The Bert Show is syndicated by YEA Networks which creates and produces some of the most popular radio and online content in the American entertainment industry.  For syndication information, please contact Greg Jake Gibbins at 972-432-0379 or

Katelyn Daugherty