Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Podcast Takes an Up Close at the Murder of Ronni Chasen
Kelly Hyman, former child actor and current trial lawyer and TV pundit, has extended her multi-hyphenate standing to now include
Kelly Hyman, former child actor and current trial lawyer and TV pundit, has extended her multi-hyphenate standing to now include podcaster. Her podcast Once Upon a Crime in Hollywood debuted earlier this year.
She released a six-part season that covered the 2010 murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen, who was the victim of an apparent drive-by shooting.
Each episode covers the details of the investigation, the intrigue surrounding the murder, and the actual night Ronni Chasen was murdered.
The podcast takes the listener back to media reports which affected the narrative around the case and unveils a shocking turn of events regarding 43-year-old Harold Smith, who was considered a “person of interest” in the investigation.
Hyman uses her legal insight and storytelling background to weave a suspenseful telling of what happened to Ronni Chasen and the release of over 200 pages of semi-redacted documents relating to the investigation.
These include conflicting information and evidence implicating Smith, and poses questions about police department statements and handling of the case.
When asked why she chose this particular Hollywood case, Hyman said, “The case is compelling, particularly due to the previously unsealed documents being released years after the murder. In true crime, people want to know the truth, and the truth can be tricky to uncover.”
Hyman interviewed those involved in the Ronni Chasen case, including a forensics expert, police investigator, and journalist. Though Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is her debut as a podcaster, her experience with criminal cases goes all the way back to her time in law school, where she served as a certified legal intern at the Public Defender’s Office. While there, she worked on criminal cases.
Adding to her experience, Hyman is an active TV commentator, serving as a legal and political expert on BBC, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox News.
No stranger to covering complex stories, Hyman has appeared on NBC News NOW to discuss Mar-a-Lago and MSNBC to cover the Trump indictment with Al Sharpton. She has also appeared on Law & Crime and regularly appears on Court TV to provide her legal expertise and opinions.
Once Upon A Crime In Hollywood is available on iHeart, Apple, Spotify, and Hyman’s website.