I wanted to be a journalist ever since I first saw Norma Quarles on television. I was around 8-years-old at the time. There weren’t many Black women on television then. There were even fewer Black news anchors. I was naturally fascinated and hoped to one day get a chance to work in the broadcasting industry too.
I studied broadcast journalism at Michigan State University and completed vocational training at the Center for the Media Arts in New York. I landed my first radio gig in Staunton, Virginia as the afternoon news anchor for WTON. I loved my job and eventually landed another position in radio news at WRBN/WREJ Radio in Richmond.
I lot of time has passed since those early days. My career has spanned radio, print and television news broadcasting.
Here’s a link to one of my latest digital news stories: