The new Face of FOX43
Hometown: Greensboro NC (well for the first three years of my existence)
Hampton Roads Hometown: Virginia Beach
Alma Mater (location if not in HR): Green Run High and Howard Univ. Washington DC
Height: 5’1& 1/2
Star Sign: Cancer (benign)
In a relationship? I married this fine old man with gold teeth on May 21 2011, in the words from Shug Avery of The Color Purple, “I’s married now”!
Have kids/want kids? I have a soon to be 9 year old girl: Morgan, and a 7 year old boy J-Shon. We want a set of twins next!
What would we find in your closet? A two size too small wardrobe that motivates me to lose weight, a Celtics jersey and an afro wig!
Do you have siblings? Ma&Pa Kettle were CEO’s of the baby-making business! I have three older brothers, one younger brother and a drop dead gorgeous identical to the eye but fraternal according to our doctor, twin sister!!
Other Jobs you hold/have held that would be good for a potential FOF: I am a comedian who brings comedy to everyday situations and personal experiences without profanity or vulgarity. I volunteer at many community events. I have hosted community events. Also my first job was at Busch Gardens in the games department on the “Guess your age or weight” game that required the talent of entertainment and persuasion.
Role Model: God’s first and only boy: Jesus Christ, the incomparable Debbie Allen and the best TV Mom in the world Clair Huxtable. (Not the actress who played her Phlyshia Rashad, but the fictious character she played)
Hidden Talent: I can make the Grinch Face.
Dream Interview: Alveta Ewell so that I can inform her that when I was in the fourth grade for Christmas of 1991, I received a Cabbage Patch doll, that I named after her! Also I would love to interview Oprah Winfrey and the deceased Whitney Houston.
Dream Job: I would love to have a job as an entertainment news anchor and the star of a highly successful syndicated long running sitcom loosely based on my life.
Pets: I only have pet peeves! Which are people with entitlement issues, people who do not take initiative and to excessively repeat myself.
Hobbies: People watching is a hobby of mine, not for perverted reasons but for new material in my stand up comedy act. Reading cookbooks and dream house gazing are a few of my other hobbies.
Favorite TV Show: A Different World, The Cosby Show, Martin, Roseanne, 7th Heaven, Reed Between The Lines and Law&Order SVU
Favorite good causes: Relay For Life and education.
Favorite thing about Hampton Roads: The diversity is my favorite thing about Hampton Roads. Growing up it was normal to have fried chicken, lumpia and pancit!
Favorite HR hangout and where? As loud as I am and as much as I enjoy masses of people, I love to go to the Noland Trail in Newport News. It is an amazing tranquil nature trail with a back drop of the James River and a soundtrack of ducklings squawking at one another followed by the rustling of the squirrels hopping from trees. It is such a great place to appreciate God.
Favorite HR restaurant and where? Angel Food: a soul food café on Holland Road in the Timberlake Shopping center in Virginia Beach, they have the best smothered pork chop that will make you smack your momma and stomp on your daddy! It is everything that is right in the world!
Favorite Food: Almost anything with cheese as a main ingredient. I keep about five stashes of Beano so I can really enjoy my cheesy dishes!
Favorite Sports Team: Boston Celtics
Favorite Musician: Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, &Diana Ross
Favorite Author: Eric Jerome Dickey and Gary Chapman
Favorite Movie star: Julia Roberts and Sanaa Lathan
Favorite Destination: I have not gone to this place yet, but I already know it’s my favorite, and that destination is Sandals Antigua Resort! I can smell the fresh crisp blue translucent water!
Favorite Song: Upside Down by Diana Ross and River Deep, Mountain High by Tina Turner
Favorite quote: “Man’s rejection is God’s protection”- Tia&Tamera Mowry and "I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for, perfection is God's business." -Michael J. Fox
Favorite color: Yellow
Favorite movie(s): The Color Purple, Harlem Nights, Coming to America, A League of Their Own, The Stepmom, Steel Magnolias, The Other Sister, The Toy, Love&Basketball and Love Jones
Favorite book(s): Where the Red fern Grows, Matilda, Milk in my Coffee, The Bible, The Five Languages of Love and A Purpose Driven Life.
Best Brush with Greatness Story: Picture it, the year was 1990, and our country was at war: Operation Desert Storm! The troops were gone longer than anticipated and Valentine’s Day was approaching. One of the local news stations sponsored a post card drawing competition to encourage the troops. Well there I was a small humble fourth grader with the desire to help out my country! My post card of a troop standing on a grassy mound with hearts floating in the air, won 2nd place city wide! My elementary School applauded me for entire week, I was even featured on television at the live ceremony at Lynnhaven Mall! However the greatest part of the story happened about two months later when a soldier from New Jersey sent me a post card to my elementary school, Plaza Elementary, telling me how his daughter had sent him my postcard and she was my age and he expressed how proud of me he was and declared that he would salute me if he ever met me! That was my best brush with greatness!
If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money? I would tithe(give 10%) to my church, financially support Alzheimer’s research, secure all of my children’s career/college funds, build my dream house(something within $450,000) , buy my husband his dream car; 1999-2007 Chevy Tahoe and save whatever is left over.
Something People would be surprised to know about you: I loved “Jerry Springer Movie”
Why do you think you should be the next Face of FOX43? I know I should be the next Face of FOX43 because I have been blessed with the gift to relate to all types of people, no matter age, race, sexual preference or religion. I am a great listener. I am able to discern the needs of the audience in which I serve. I am very personable, I have standards, and I have lived all over the FOX 43 market. I also know that I should be the next FACE because it is my desire to use all of my God given talents, abilities and gifts to inspire, encourage, and influence all that I come in contact with; hoping that at least one thing I say or do can make someone have a better day and motivate them to be their best.