Early Life and Education
Brenda Blackmon was born on 20th August 1952 in Columbus, Georgia, United States.
Brenda is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BA and also an MPA. She has also been honored with doctorates from Cadwell College as well as Fairleigh Dickinson University. Currently, she is one of the members of Fairleigh Dickinson University Board of Trustees.
Brenda Blackmon currently serves as an anchor of the PIX11 News along with Kaity Tong. As an anchor, she joined the station in the year 2016. In the New York at WWOR-TV, at first, she had co-anchored along with Rolland Smith followed by Sean Mooney. After that, she co-anchored with Ernie Anastos and then finally with Harry Martin.
Prior to moving to New York, Brenda Blackmon has worked in many cities like Tennessee, Georgia, Nashville, and Columbus. There she was the first black woman as an anchor. Before pursuing the career as an anchor, she worked as a plus size model.
Brenda Blackmon is very active in community involvement. For some special events, she volunteers at SHARE. In the year 2010 by the Queens Courier News, she has been selected as Women of the Year. To find a cure for a disease called lupus in the national campaign, she is an active participant. Through the Alliance of her foundation as well as for Lupus Research Brenda found the Kelly Fund for Lupus, Inc.
On December 8, 2015, it was announced by WPIX that Brenda was hired as a co-anchor. On 11th January 2016, she started co-anchoring the show but on 9th September due to the cancellation of the show she left the station.
Awards and Honors
Till now Brenda Blackmon has won four Emmy Awards and has also been nominated for 15 times.She has even received a broadcasting award in the year 2010 from McDonald. In honor of her career, WWOR presented a special salute to her. More than a dozen Associate Press Awards has been added to her award collection. In addition to that for the Broadcast Excellence, she has also won two Edward R. Murrow Awards. Also, Brenda has received the Shirley Chisholm Award for her service to the public.
Brenda currently resides in New York. It seems like this 64 years’ old gorgeous lady does not want to share her personal life to the media. However, she has a daughter named Kelly. Her daughter was a patient of Lupus but has been cured at present.
Brenda Blackmon's then husband first discovered their daughter unconscious in 2007. He rushed her to the hospital and found out the problem of their daughter. Brenda even had to suffer domestic violence from her husband. It has already been 2 decades of her separation with her husband and is currently living with her daughter.
by Bchrome, 2017-02-20 10:37:15