Newspaper Columnist Mansfield News Journal ? July 2008- present
Develop and write an invigorating perspective through a weekly newspaper editorial: “Be Inspired with Raquel”. An opinionated column that promotes an uplifting spin on various issues. Enthusiastically engage readers in powerful living tips.
Rising Media LLC, Cleveland OH
Speaker, Trainer & Communications Expert ? 2009-present
Create and produce resources that enrich people’s lives. An effective trainer/speaker in corporate settings, conference centers and classrooms. Headline topics include communication, women issues, media and empowerment. An award winning speaker and merited facilitator. Successfully manages social media sites, blogs and power calls.
WPMI NBC-15, Clear Channel Communications, Mobile, AL
Television News Anchor ? 2007
Co-Anchor 5, 6 &10pm live newscasts while producing specialty stories. Closely collaborated with producers on show content. Expertly led field anchoring/reporting on special events such as President George W. Bush visit. Professionally executed live radio interviews, breaking news cut-ins and numerous personal appearances.
KTVT 11, CBS Corporation, Dallas, TX
Television Reporter/Anchor ? 2005-2007
Researched and presented news stories for several newscasts including sister station KTXA. Produced and packaged stories from the field with live shots. Developed compelling stories with human interest. An intricate player in Hurricane Katrina. Led various newscasts from the anchor desk. Utilized and interviewed celebrities/star athletes to build viewership and stations image. Facilitated panel discussion and symposiums. Keynote speaker for various causes.
WDTN NBC- 2, LIN Television Corporation, Dayton, OH
Television News Reporter/Anchor ? 2003-2005
Gathered, pitched, researched and executed three news stories daily fronted with live shots. Led crew from the field. Energetic morning fill-in anchor. Developed relationships with law officials and city leaders while serving as Bureau Chief Reporter of Clark County.
Cleveland Television Network, Cleveland, OH
Television Host/Producer ? 2001-2003
Produced and hosted news magazine programs with spotlight on the cities coming attractions. Interviewed celebrities & entrepreneurs on topics such as leadership, economic development, charity and personal accountability.
EDUCATION / TRAINING
Cleveland State University (Dean’s List)– Journalism
University of Akron- Mass Communications
B-Brown Coaching Company
Business Training Forums
Woman of Power Seminar Leader
Efficient Instructor and Trainer
Creative Writer and Passionate Story Teller
Team Building Management
Produce Workbooks to Accompany Seminars
Social Media Marketing
Mac & Windows
Former Miss Ohio
VNA community service award