Emmy Award WinningCareer Broadcast Journalist ✧

Monique Braxton

News Manager | Talent / Voiceover Artist | Speaker / Moderator | Media Consultant| Sportsmom

About Monique

Monique Braxton is a multiple Emmy Award winner, 2016 Broadcast Pioneer Hall of Fame inductee, PABJ’s 2013 Journalist of the Year and a News Managing Editor (Interim) for CBS3.

Journalist / Contributor on Investigation Discovery: Homicide City: Germantown Tragedy and an effective newsroom team leader for multi-level content platforms, Monique truly has a talent for motivating reporters, news desk, producers, and writers to deliver their "A" game for the audience.

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.

Video Reels

Community Service

APPEARANCES - KEYNOTE SPEAKER / MC / MODERATOR:
AIM Academy GalaAfrican American Children’s Book FairAmerican Liver Foundation Flavors FundraiserAmerican Lung AssociationAmerican Diabetes Association GalaCareer Wardrobe Fashion Show : Hope’s Night OutChild Advocacy / Victim’s Services Center of Montgomery CountyDomestic Violence Center of Chester County GalaEdward Taylor Coombs FoundationEnon Tabernacle Baptist Church graduation serviceFellowship Farm Tribute for Martin Luther King, Jr. HolidayFranklin Institute Black History Month programFrontiers InternationalGirl Scouts of Central and South Jersey Cookie Sales KickoffGirard College GalaGreater Philadelphia Hotel Association Scholarship LuncheonJack and Jill Rights of PassageJEVS Human Services Graduation

Kappa Alpha Psi, Burlington County, NJMainLine MLK, Jr AssociationMontford Point Marine’s Association - All Military BallMultiple Myeloma Research FoundationNorth Hills Health CenterOIC 50th Anniversary GalaOle Philadelphia Club GalaPhiladelphia Martin Luther King, Jr Association for NonViolence, Inc.Seventh Day Adventist Church Graduation ServiceSickle Cell Disease Association of America Fundraiser Brunch / Gala / Walk-RunThurgood Marshall Scholarship & Community Honors programUNCF GALAUNCF First Lady’s TeaUrban League GalaUrban League Guild LuncheonWomen’s Business Enterprise Center Honors eventWomen’s Way

Awards & Affiliations

AWARDS:
Special President’s Award - Montford Point MarinesWomen of Substance and Style by Joan Shepp BoutiqueBebashi’s Public Service Award for ExcellencePhiladelphia’s Club of the Frontiers International Journalism Community Service AwardLeon Sullivan Hope Award for inspiring stories of hope and humanityPhiladelphia City Council Resolution for African American Children’s Book FairTuskegee Alumni Association Excellence in Journalism AwardFirst Philadelphia School for Literacy Friend AwardDelta Sigma Theta Sisterhood Service AwardNAACP’s 100 Influential Women of PhiladelphiaThe Urban Education Fund Gimper Award for Outstanding ServiceSt. Mary’s Medical Center’s Stroke Awareness Ambassador American Women’s Heritage Society Mover and ShakerDawn Staley Foundation Community Award for Vision, Passion and CommitmentMinority Women in Business Outstanding Professional AwardUS Women’s Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Women

AFFILIATIONS:
The Career Wardrobe - Board member April 2019-presentAmerican Association of University WomenDelta Sigma ThetaJack and Jill - Montgomery County, PA chapter - Executive Board 2012-2016, Host / Moderator of National Convention July 2012 and signature chapter events 2007-2019Links International -Ways and Means (fundraising committee) Co-chair, MC / Host of signature fundraising eventsNational Academy of Television Arts and SciencesNational Association of Black JournalistsNational Coalition of 100 Black Women - Board member 2006-2008, Mistress of Ceremony for annual fundraising luncheon , 17 yearsRadio Television News Directors AssociationSAG-AFTRA

Professional Experience

CAREER EMMY AWARD WINNING BROADCAST JOURNALIST
News Manager, Talent / Voiceover Artist, Speaker / Moderator, Media Consultant, Sportsmom

January 2017 – Present
Greater Philadelphia Area

Innovative American Journalist,Experienced News Consultant, Freelance Talent, Skilled News Writer, and Compassionate Motivational Speaker. Has Strong Leadership Skills as both a Listener and Learner with Strong Work Ethic. Operates Incredibly Well Under Time Pressure and when Tackling Challenges. Featured Moderator for Career Wardrobe’s Zoomcasts ‘Inside the Wardrobe’, and speaker for ‘An Evening of Wit & Wisdom’ on The Impositor Syndrome with the women of Fox Rothschild Law firm, Hosted Senator Bob Casey’s Black History Month Program, Joan Shepp’s ‘Women of Style and Substance’, the Urban League Guild’s Annual Luncheon and 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.

LIVE MODEL
LAGOS

January 2019 – Present
Greater Philadelphia Area

NEWS MANAGING EDITOR (INTERIM) CBS 3 / MEDIA CONSULTANT
CBS News

July 2019 – January 2020
Greater Philadelphia Area

Managed editorial content of reporters on the front-line of breaking news and lead stories in a competitive fast-paced newsroom. Proven broadcast leader who motivated reporters to write accurate and compelling stories that were engaging to viewers on all platforms. Built a team with incredible news sources to 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 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.

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 Pickett 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

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
Master's Degree - Media Management

Activities and Societies: Kappa Tau Alpha honor society inductee

Braxton 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.

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
Bachelor's Degree - Broadcast Journalism
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POYNTER INSTITUTE FOR MEDIA STUDIES
Classes & Certifications

Digital LeadershipDigital Storytelling CertificateSocial EngagementSocial Media Certificate

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