About


Hello! I am Lori Harfenist, and I am a person who gets paid to make videos and write things for different people. I have a great life, and I work very hard!

In the early 2000s, I started “The Resident” as a weekly half-hour public access show on NYC’s Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). It aired every Monday night from 10pm to 10:30pm. It featured short segments of me messing with people on the street, doing one-on-one interviews, and ranting to the camera. It was legit.

In 2003, I moved my public access TV show over to this very site, where I continued to release new videos every Tuesday and Friday.

In 2006, I moved it once more to YouTube. They immediately started featuring my videos. They invited me to their offices for input a lot. I was one of their first 75 revenue-sharing partners. That’s when “The Resident” became the job.

News outlets decided they needed some of that coooool, user-generated content, so they started contacting me through YouTube. NBC News, CNN, FOX, Discovery Channel, DIRECTV, Gawker, The NYPost, Turner Media — I made content for them all. They were all very nice. Currently, most people know me for my social and political commentary videos for RT, an international TV news network that lets me say whatever I want. On TV! How lucky am I?

In 2016, I also put out my book, “I, Human.” If you are a human who reads books, you should check it out!