Emmy Award WinningCareer Broadcast Journalist ✧

Monique Braxton

DOCUMENTARIAN | NEWS MANAGER | TALENT | CONTENT CREATOR | ON AIR COACH | MEDIA RELATIONS CONSULTANT | SPEAKER | MC/MODERATOR | LIVE INTERVIEWS | PROJECT MANAGER

About Monique

Monique Braxton is a multiple Emmy Award winning Storyteller and Content Producer, 2020 Corporate Communication Leader - Cornell University, 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Strategist - Cornell University, 2016 Broadcast Pioneer Hall of Fame inductee, PABJ’s 2013 Journalist of the Year.While serving as News Managing Editor (interim) for CBS3, Monique was a proven newsroom leader, motivating reporters, producers, writers and the news assignment desk to deliver their ‘A’ game for the audience. Their coverage won a 2020 Spot News Emmy for the Philadelphia Police Shootout in August of 2019.As a Journalist / Contributor on Investigation Discovery’s Homocide City: Germantown Tragedy, Monique shared the gruesome details of the murder of West Chester University Co-Ed Asia Adams. She followed the story from the scene to the arrest and imprisonments of the 2 men responsible for Adams’ murder.For 16 1/2 years at NBC10, Monique Braxton anchored NBC10's Weekday Morning and Weekend Evening Newscasts, reported lead stories and was fill-in Evening Anchor. Her exclusive interviews and compelling coverage of breaking news have made her one of Philadelphia's most respected journalists. Prior to joining NBC10, Braxton was an anchor and correspondent with MSNBC, anchored Sunrise on NBC, and was a contributing correspondent for Nightly News Weekend.

Making History

Video Reels

Community Service

APPEARANCES - KEYNOTE SPEAKER / MC / MODERATOR:
- AIM Academy Gala
- African American Children’s Book Fair
- American Liver Foundation Flavors Fundraiser
- American Lung Association
- American Diabetes Association Gala
- Career Wardrobe: Hope’s Night In fundraiser & Inside the Wardrobe video series
- Career Wardrobe Fashion Show : Hope’s Night Out
- Child Advocacy / Victim’s Services Center of Montgomery County
- Conference of Minority Transportation Officials Scholarship Luncheon
- Courageous Conversations book launch by Dr. Argie Allen Wilson, PhD
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Domestic Violence Center of Chester County Gala
- Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation
- Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church graduation service
- Fellowship Farm Tribute for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
- Franklin Institute Black History Month program
- Frontiers International
- Girl Scouts of Central and South Jersey Cookie Sales Kickoff
- Girard College Gala
- Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association Scholarship Luncheon
- Haverford Township Democrats’ Police Reform Forum
- International Women’s Day celebration at Philadelphia City Hall
- Jack and Jill Rights of Passage
- JEVS Human Services Graduation
- #VoteThatJawn Campaign for new voters

- Kappa Alpha Psi, Burlington County, NJ
- MainLine Chamber of Commerce’s Society of Professional Women Trademark Event: Accessing Gender Equality in the Workplace
- MainLine MLK, Jr Association
- Montford Point Marine’s Association
- Mothers In Charge-Violence Prevention, Education and Intervention
- All Military Ball
- Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
- North Hills Health Center
- OIC 50th Anniversary Gala
- Ole Philadelphia Club Gala
- Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr Association for NonViolence, Inc.
- Pioneering Black Families in Prince William County, VA Guest Speaker
- Seventh Day Adventist Church Graduation Service
- Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Fundraiser Brunch / Gala / Walk-Run
- The Philadelphia Tribune’s Women of Achievement awards program
- The Rotary Club of Ardmore / Lower Merion
- Thurgood Marshall Scholarship & Community Honors program
- UNCF GALA
- UNCF First Lady’s Tea
- Unveiling statue of Jennie Dean, a former slave who started school for black children in Northern VA
- Urban League Gala
- Urban League Guild Luncheon
- Women’s Business Enterprise Center Honors event
- Women’s Way

Awards & Affiliations

AWARDS:
- Philadelphia City Council Citation for International Women’s Day Host/Co-Program Planner
- Phenomenal Woman, Kelly Wright Show, BNC
- Special President’s Award - Montford Point Marines
- Women of Substance and Style by Joan Shepp Boutique
- Bebashi’s Public Service Award for Excellence
- Philadelphia’s Club of the Frontiers International Journalism Community Service Award
- Leon Sullivan Hope Award for inspiring stories of hope and humanity
- Philadelphia City Council Resolution for African American Children’s Book Fair
- Tuskegee Alumni Association Excellence in Journalism Award
- First Philadelphia School for Literacy Friend Award
- Delta Sigma Theta Sisterhood Service Award
- NAACP’s 100 Influential Women of Philadelphia
- Ida B. Wells Award, Willingboro High School
- The Urban Education Fund Gimper Award for Outstanding Service
- St. Mary’s Medical Center’s Stroke Awareness Ambassador
- American Women’s Heritage Society Mover and Shaker
- Dawn Staley Foundation Community Award for Vision, Passion and Commitment
- Minority Women in Business Outstanding Professional Award
- US Women’s Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Women

AFFILIATIONS:
- American Association of University Women
- The Career Wardrobe / The Wardrobe - Board member April 2019-present
- Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
- The Forum of Executive Women - Member, May 2021 - present
- Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School — Board member March 2021 - present
- Jack and Jill - Montgomery County, PA chapter - Executive Board 2012-2016, Host / Moderator of National Convention July 2012 and signature chapter events 2007-2019 including short historic documentary and Nominating committee offering a slate of candidates for office in 2019.
- The Links, Incorporated -Ways and Means (fundraising committee) Co-chair, MC / Host of signature fundraising events, publicity committee
- National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
- National Association of Black Journalists
- National Coalition of 100 Black Women - Board member 2006-2008, Mistress of Ceremony for annual fundraising luncheon , 17 years
- Radio Television News Directors Association
- SAG-AFTRA

Professional Experience

EMMY AWARD WINNING CAREER BROADCAST JOURNALIST / STORYTELLER / MEDIA CONSULTANT
Documentarian / News Manager / Talent / Content Creator / Media Coach / Speaker / MC / Moderator / Live Interviews
January 2017 – Present
Greater Philadelphia Area
Innovative American Journalist/Storyteller, Experienced News/Media Relations Program Manager, Certified Diversity and Inclusion Strategist/Trainer, Compassionate Motivational Speaker with Impeccable Work Ethic and Strong Leadership Skills as both a Listener and Learner to empower others while serving as keynote/host/program planner and partnering with elected officials and community leaders including:- Honorable Philadelphia Councilperson David Oh’s first annual International Women’s Day Celebration with emphasis on embracing Ukrainian and other remarkable women- Honorable US Senator Bob Casey’s Black History Month program on Capitol Hill- “Ain’t I A Woman?” Program for Montgomery County Judicial campaign- Haverford Township,Delaware County Democrats’ Police Reform Forum- Black News Channel’s Kelly Wright Show (first renaming of a confederate named school in the country to Unity Braxton honoring her parents, post-election reaction/counting in Philadelphia, Atty./Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s attempts to overthrow the election, Pearls for VP Kamala Harris Campaign, women in the Great resignation, COVID-19 vaccines, Capitol Hill Insurrection, military changing hairstyle regulations, International Day of Women)- #VOTETHATJAWN youth group on National Voter Day, sharing the story of Delta Sigma Theta sorority’s participation in the Suffragist Movement- Women of Achievement, Philadelphia Tribune- Ardmore/Lower Merion Rotary ‘Reckoning with Racism: My Personal Experience- MainLine Chamber of Commerce Women’s Signature Event ‘Equality in the Workplace’- Career Wardrobe’s ‘Hope’s Night In’ and ‘Inside the Wardrobe’- ‘An Evening of Wit & Wisdom’ on The Impostor Syndrome with the women of Fox Rothschild Law firm- Joan Shepp’s ‘Women of Style and Substance’, a 30+ year annual program established by the iconic Philadelphia business owner- The Urban League Guild’s Annual fundraising Luncheon- The Madam CJ Walker Fundraiser for the PA Chapter of the Coalition of 100 Black Women

BRAXTON’S BEST, LIVE INTERVIEWS
Monique Braxton Media, LLC
December 2019 – Present
Greater Philadelphia Area
Dynamic and engaging interviews with authors before a live audience featuring stories about others or themselves. Trains authors, CEOs and spokespersons for live interviews and presentations.

BRAND AMBASSADOR
LAGOS
January 2019 – Present
Greater Philadelphia Area

NEWS MANAGING EDITOR (INTERIM) CBS 3 / MEDIA CONSULTANT
CBS News
July 2019 – January 2020
Greater Philadelphia Area
Proven broadcast manager who led team to win 2nd place in the 11 PM newscast in the November 2019 sweeps, garner a NATAS 2020 Emmy for Spot News for the Police Shootout in August of 2019, plus 5 Emmy Nominations - Evening Newscasts, Spot News, Environmental/Science series and Investigative Report. Motivated everyone to bring their A game daily, nurture reliable news sources and fulfill the CBS3 brand: BOOM-BEING BOLD, ORIGINAL,OPTIMISTIC & MEANINGFUL.

BROADCAST JOURNALIST & CONTRIBUTOR
Investigation Discovery
March 2019 – May 2019
Greater Philadelphia Area
On Homicide City:Germantown Tragedy, Season 2, Episode 7, I share the gruesome details of the murder of West Chester University student, William Penn Charter grad Asia Adams in the Germantown community.

ANCHOR / LEAD REPORTER NBC 10 WCAU-TV
NBC News
July 2000 – January 2017
Bala Cynwyd, PA (Philadelphia Market)
Anchored NBC10's Weekday and Weekend Evening Newscasts and Covered breaking news.
As Lead Reporter, I received tips from news sources, produced and wrote stories, then presented compelling coverage during live shots. I handled Breaking News effectively and with authority. I have vast experience in social networking and securing valuable relationships with government and community leaders.
Notable stories include Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia, the Sexual Assault Case against Bill Cosby, and the case against PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane. From the moment a West Philadelphia schoolgirl was hit and killed while walking home from school, I followed the investigation from the discovery of the car to the capture of the killer. Other significant coverage includes the 2016 presidential election, the campaign for DNC 2016 in Philadelphia , the NY/NJ bomber, the Attack of a Gay Couple that led to changes in Philadelphia's Hate Crime Law, the deadly accident that killed the friend of Comedian Tracy Morgan, the carjacking of Chester, PA's First Lady, the unprecedented Ice Storm Power Outages in Chester County, NJ Governor Christie and the George Washington Bridge lane shutdown (Bridgegate) investigation, Philadelphia School Budget Crisis and Closures, Federal Investigation of Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, the 2013 Deadly Salvation Army Store Collapse, Abduction of Philadelphia Elementary Schoolgirl, Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, Funerals of Whitney Houston and Teddy Pendergrass, Political Campaigns of Presidents Bush and Obama, including stops by Laura Bush, President Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama, Rutgers Spycam Trial, the untimely Deaths of several Philadelphia Police and Firefighters, also DE firefighters and the Transit and Municipal Workers' Strikes. Braxton has also covered the Eagles, 76ers and the Phillies.Featured in IVERSON, on The Steve Harvey Show and in REWIND on PBS

ANCHOR / CORRESPONDENT
MSNBC
May 1998 – June 2000
Secaucus, NJ
Anchor and correspondent with MSNBC. Anchored Sunrise on NBC, and was a contributing correspondent for Nightly News Weekend. Covered the Clinton Scandal and Impeachment, the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr., the Kosovo crisis from Aviano Airbase, Italy and the EgyptAir crash from Newport, Rhode Island. I was also featured in a Black History Month series. Covered storm preparations prior to Hurricane Floyd crashing ashore then followed the catastrophic flooding left in Princeville, NC.

REPORTER
WBAL-TV11, Inc.
December 1997 – April 1998
Baltimore, MD
Freelance Reporter covering breaking news and lead stories in Baltimore and Howard counties and from the state capital of Annapolis,MD. I interviewed parents who lost their daughter in the bombing of Pam Am Flight 103, over Lockerbie, Scotland regarding the announcement of suspects. I also covered the marriage of Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, as well as school issues and the drug trade.

MORNING NEWS ANCHOR
NewsChannel 8
March 1995 – July 1997
Washington, DC
Was nominated for an Emmy while anchoring the Morning Rush Hour Report on weekdays. As the daughter of a Montford Point Marine, I proudly produced and anchored the documentary, “Who We Are Military”, that captured real life experiences of families separated when mothers or fathers are deployed to protect the liberties of Americans. I also interviewed national, state and local politicians as well as leaders regarding laws and issues in and outside the beltway.

ANCHOR / BUREAU CHIEF / REPORTER
WAVY-TV 10
July 1989 – March 1995
Hampton Roads, VA
Inaugurated the Peninsula bureau. Broke stories and anchored clear and concise reports, including the trial and incarceration of basketball great Allen Iverson and the untimely murders of Hampton Roads police officers. Covered numerous deployments of the Navy, Air Force and Army for the Persian Gulf Crisis and operations in Somalia. Travelled to Turkey for coverage of the planned refurbishment of the luxury liner SS United States. Provided live shots from Miami, Florida following Hurricane Andrew, from St. Louis, Missouri following massive flooding of the Mississippi River, and from Manassas, Virginia on the trial of Lorena Bobbitt.

REPORTER / ANCHOR
WRVA 1140 AM
August 1985 – July 1989
Richmond, VA
Covered state and local events such as the historic inauguration of Governor Douglas Wilder, arrest and incarceration of DC Mayor Marion Barry, and the capture of John List who murdered his family in NJ. I also covered the evolution of state laws and city ordinances.

BROADCAST JOURNALISM INSTRUCTOR
Virginia State University
1986 – 1989
Petersburg, VA

BROADCAST JOURNALISM INSTRUCTOR
Virginia Union University
1984 – 1985
Richmond, VA

PUBLIC ACCESS COORDINATOR & MANAGER
Continental Cablevision
August 1981 – August 1982
Richmond, VA
Designed the Public Access Program for Continental Cablevision in Richmond, Virginia. Wrote a professional manual for citizens interested in creating their own television shows. Controlled the budget while building a studio. Launched the public access channel, then taught people how to produce, videotape, write, edit and host their own programs. Supervised the progress of volunteers.

Education

CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Certification - Director of Communications
Certification - Diversity and Inclusion
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POYNTER INSTITUTE FOR MEDIA STUDIES
Classes & Certifications
- Digital Leadership
- Digital Storytelling Certificate
- Social Engagement
- Social Media Certificate

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
Bachelor's Degree - Broadcast Journalism
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VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
Master's Degree - Media Management
Activities and Societies: Kappa Tau Alpha honor society inducteeBraxton was awarded a graduate assistantship toward her Master of Science degree in Media Management. I also taught a broadcasting class while completing a curriculum that included research, audience profiles, advertising as well as business administration. Upon graducation, I was inducted into the Kappa Tau Alpha honor society.

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