Lorri Bernson



Consultant on “In the Dark”



Lorri Bernson is a consultant on The CW’s hit drama “In The Dark.”


Bernson was born and raised in Southern California. She was a tennis teacher and competitive player throughout high school and college. In 1984, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge.


Her professional career began in the apparel industry, representing Osh-Kosh B’Gosh and Gerber products, with Walmart being her main account for almost 15 years.


Following that, she worked at Paramount Pictures for over eight years as director of licensing, negotiating contracts between the studio and manufacturers of consumer products. At her desk one day, within seconds, most of her vision was suddenly gone due to complications from diabetes.


In 2002, she received the most life-changing gift she could ever receive – her first guide dog Nigel from Guide Dogs of America. Soon after, she began working at the school as a spokesperson and a media and community liaison. Bernson has now been at the organization for 18 years and is on their board of directors. In 2010, she received her second guide dog, Carter, who was by her side for nine years. It was with Carter that Bernson became the first blind person to throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium. Along with her fourth guide dog, Captain, they continue the amazing path that her guide dogs have led her on.


For the last several years, Bernson has been involved in consulting on projects where blindness is the subject, while also coaching actors who are portraying someone who is visually impaired, most recently Diane Keaton. She enjoys public speaking and consulting projects, always with the hope to inspire and to be a positive influence on others.


Bernson lives in Encino with her guide dog Captain.













March 2020