About AC


Meet Ashley Christine Trybula, or more personally known as AC.

AC is a media personality that can be seen contributing on TMZ Live. Outside of her on the scene endeavors, AC currently leads digital programming for iHeartMedia Chicago super-serving over a quarter billion consumers every month.

With high-level expertise in programming, product, video, social media, mobile, analytics and business development, AC works closely with local sales and programming teams to build campaigns for our brands as well as our clients’ brands to grow audience and create new revenue streams.

Previous to iHeartRadio, AC served as a Regional Online Editor for Radio One overseeing digital operations in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Raleigh, Richmond, St. Louis with stints in Indianapolis and Cincinnati. AC also served as a personality, producer and on location reporter for various local and national packages for Radio One.

Accolades in this position include:
• Company Leadership Award
• Company Innovation Award
• 2x Winner of Most Innovative Campaigns by Frequency Magazine
• ‘Most Original Database/Digital Marketing Radio Campaign’ by Radio Ink Magazine
• Best Video Contest by Second Street Awards

Outside of her directorial duties, as a multimedia personality AC enjoys taking her audience to the industry’s biggest events, concerts, and award shows around the nation as well as leading various community focused movements that call for change in today’s injustices.

AC’s personal social platforms have accumulated a reach of over 24 million people. (Reports available upon request.)

In her spare time, she teaches digital media to students majoring in Radio and Television at Illinois Media School.

Outside of work, you can find AC in the kitchen testing out her latest recipes with her two daughters.

AC’s work has been featured in People Magazine, US Weekly, Hip Hop Weekly, Ok! Magazine, XXL, Essence Magazine, RadarOnline, Billboard, Complex Mag and The New York Daily News.

As a freelance producer, AC’s video work has been featured on Viceland, TMZ, ESPN, FOX, CBS, ABC and NBC.

With a tact for owning the press, many sought after AC as a brand manager. In 2011, AC led Kimberly “Paigion” Walker and Jordan “Shorty da Prince” Johnson into the national spotlight as the new faces of BET’s 106&Park with a phenomenal campaign in under six months. Establishing her passion for brand management, she launched her public relations firm, ACPR.

Accolades of ACPR include contributions that led artists signings to Atlantic Records, Columbia Records, Warner Bros. Records and more.

Currently, ACPR only provides consulting services as her main focus is to expand her brand into new formats as well as television and video production.

Other notable achievements include creating a community activist campaign that led to the foundation of Detroit 300.

AC is also an active member of the Recording Academy, National Association of Professional Women and the NAACP.