I am the owner and editor-in-chief of NewsWithAttitude.com, a lifestyle blog bringing you best wrap-ups of national, local and entertainment news, in addition to focus on community events, fashion, fitness, relationship madness and travel adventures. I launched “N.W.A” in 2011 as a way to bring readers a “softer side” of today’s headlines, but with a snappy twist.
During my “day job,” I am the Digital Executive Producer and Content Manager at CW39.com News Fix. In basic terms, I manage the web department at KIAH-TV. It is a position I am very proud of. I am the first African American woman to manage a web department at a Houston television news station. Previously, I was the senior web producer for Click2Houston.com, the website for KPRC Channel 2 News, and before that, I was the senior producer of digital media for KHOU.com/ KHOU 11 News. I have navigated myself around the best of the best in the biz as I worked my way up in position. I know this city, I know news and I refer to myself as a "Web Goddess."
Those 9 to 5 gigs helped me add one Emmy, two Edward R. Murrow, three Associated Press and two Lone Star Press awards (won with the KHOU.com team) and another AP award for Best Website (won with the Click2 team) on my mantle and forever listed as bullet points on my resume.
When I’m not pounding on my keyboard at the station, I am running around covering the HOTTEST events in Houston. Other times, I am flying the friendly skies on my #BlackGirlBucketList travel adventures blogging and sharing tips on what to do, where to go and how to make the most out of those much-needed vacations.
I currently serve as the vice president of multimedia for the Houston Association of Black Journalists (HABJ), the local chapter of NABJ. In addition, I am on the board of directors of the Houston Greeters, a welcoming wagon for everything the Bayou City has to offer!
If there is a charity cause, I am all over it! I took home top honors as Lady Dance Champion for the 2014 Urban Souls “Dancing with the Houston Stars.” My winning routine was a mix-up of Beyonce and Missy Elliott, but you didn’t ask me all that!
I have also emceed various charity events and have been a part of national activations including:
I’ve also served as a speaker on more than a dozen social and digital media panels, in addition leading a workshop on Going Digital: Reinventing Your Career at the prestigious Rice University for the Houston Media Conference. I’ve also been featured on numerous national and local sites, including BlackDoctor, the Houston Chronicle and KHOU.
I graduated magna cum laude from Texas Southern University with a BA Journalism, and spend a great deal of time mentoring students from my alma mater and other universities.
After realizing how many students need help with breaking into the biz, and just everyday life woes, I wanted to form an organization catered toward helping college girls.
In 2015, I co-founded Sister 2 Sistah- Houston with Rebecca Briscoe, and the two of us have been on a non-stop mission to change lives, one young woman at a time.
I am a true Texas woman who love my heels high, my hair big and my food spicy! But despite everything I have done thus far and what I hope to accomplish in the future, nothing compares to my biggest and best productions to date. I am the proud “Mama” of a boy and girl, who are the driving forces behind everything I do.
Thanks for listening/ reading and let me know if I can be of assistance to you. I am available to serve as emcee and hostess for events, media coordination, consulting, publicity and promotions, brand ambassador, etc.