Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Newest Million DJ March Speaker: Jeannie Jones

Radio/TV Personality and Media Executive, Jeannie Jones began her evolving career in entertainment at an early age charming audiences in theater and dance. Her announcing debut began at WKYS-FM in Washington, D.C. By the time she completed her studies in Journalism at the University of Maryland, she knew broadcasting would be her career choice. Jones' professional career took off after college when she was dubbed "The Mary Hart of the Airwaves" as part of the #1 rated Supreme Team Morning Show at WOWI-FM in Norfolk, VA. She also made entertainment update appearances on several networks including WVEC-TV (ABC) and WAVY-TV (NBC).

Jeannie returned to her hometown, Washington, D.C. to create I'm Outta Here Entertainment, Inc. which is responsible for publishing and producing her syndicated entertainment report, "Jeannie's Juice", Kitty Cat Lounge Radio/Events, and the PBS documentary, "Our Children Are In Pain. “IOH Entertainment in association with Jeannie Jones Meow Media specializes in: Publicity, Radio/TV/Film/Theater Productions, Casting, Management and Publishing (Meow Music Mix-ASCAP). Next, Jeannie joined the Radio One Network as a talk show host. While at Radio One, she also became part of the Russ Parr Morning Show. She then moved on to host the #1 rated night show on WPGC 95.5 (CBS Radio) and guest star on the Donnie Simpson Morning Show as co-host and news reporter. Jeannie's talents also extend to voiceovers for the WNBA and spokeswoman for several corporate clients including IPOD, Coca Cola, Smirnoff, Gillette, Anheuseur-Busch and L'OREAL Paris. She is also a featured music critic (WTTG-FOX 5 TV, Washington Post, XM Satellite, BET), a motivational speaker as well as community activist through the Jeannie Jones Speak Out Series.

She has received numerous awards including the NAACP Leadership Award for donating her time and resources to such organizations as the American Lung Association, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Children's National Medical Center, Miss USA Pageant, The Sports & Entertainment Law Students Association at Howard University, Urban Journalism Workshop/National Public Radio, Bring Wellness and Healthcare to Communities for Education and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, The Jeannie Jones Beltway Fitness Tour and she is a member of the National Association for Female Executives. Jeannie vows to "always encourage youth to be the best they can be" and "elevate tomorrow's leaders today" through her mentoring program and Grant My Wish Foundation.

Affectionately known as the "Kitty of the City", with her sultry trademark "meow" sound, The Jeannie Jones Show is currently heard weekdays 10AM-2PM on 93.9 KISS FM.

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