Videos and Media

The written word is my passion, but I also appreciate video. On this page are highlights of agency videos that I’ve co-produced and narrated (and even appeared in); live celebrity interviews that I’ve coordinated and hosted; informational videos that I’ve developed; and TV news appearances. Please also feel free to visit my YouTube channel. 

VIDEOS (AGENCY)

7 Tips for Using Contact Lenses Safely

Contacts can help correct your vision but are not risk-free. Here are 7 tips to help you use them properly, and avoid serious infection or even blindness.

5 Ways to Safely Use Nail Drying and Curing Lamps

If you’ve used gel nail polish, or have acrylic or gel nails, you’ve probably used ultraviolet (UV) nail curing lamps. These lamps are used to dry or “cure” acrylic or gel nails and gel nail polish, and they feature lamps or LEDs that emit UV radiation. Learn five ways to help reduce your UV exposure.

 

The FDA Warns Against Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring and Enhancement

Injectable dermal fillers are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But no injectable filler is FDA-approved for large-scale body contouring or body enhancement. Learn why injectable silicone and other unapproved products (also called “butt fillers,” breast fillers, or products to fill spaces between muscles) are dangerous and should be avoided.

Do Not Use Infant Sleep Positioners Due to the Risk of Suffocation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reminding parents and caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioners. These products—sometimes also called “nests” or “anti-roll” products—can cause suffocation (a struggle to breathe) that can lead to death. Learn how to put a baby safely to sleep.

HOSTING AND CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS

Sisters From AARP Live Event With Pastor Shirley Caesar
I interview Pastor Shirley Ann Caesar Williams about how we can have gratitude during turbulent times. As a 12-time Grammy-winning gospel music singer, songwriter, recording artist, author, and pastor whose career has spanned six decades—six!—she also discusses her incredible legacy and why she continues to make music and share messages of hope.


Sisters From AARP Live Event: Finding Our Potential w/ Loni Love
I interview Loni Love, the Emmy- and two-time NAACP Image Award-winning TV host, comedienne, actress, and author. Topics include how we can embrace our flaws and find our full potential even now, along with a discussion of Love’s memoir I Tried to Change So You Don’t Have To. 

Sisters From AARP Live Event With Bevy Smith
I host and interview Bevy Smith, TV and radio personality and former advertising executive, to discuss her new book—Bevelations: Lessons from a Mutha, Auntie, Bestie—and her journey to change careers. Join us for a chat on how we can entertain bold dreams even now, embrace our true selves, and remain open to love and connection.

YOUTUBE 

Wealth Mindset: Tips for Self-Care

If you’re striving to have a wealth mindset and a life of abundance, taking care of yourself is key. Watch this video to learn 3 ways that simple self-care activities can help you meet your goals—and how to integrate these practices into your life.

My Secret Way to Save Money

If we’re lucky enough to be working, and to be able to save some extra money, this mind and money trick can be a way to save for debt reduction, an emergency fund, investing, a “freedom fund,” and more.

5 Writing Myths: The Truth

Here, I present five myths about professional writing—and share the truth about each one. If you want to get paid to write for a career or even for a side hustle, this video is for you.

How to Stay Calm About the Stock Market

When the stock market is up and down, it can be hard to watch for some people. But if we can keep emotions out of investing, it can help us in that arena.

7 Ways to Fight Loneliness

Feeling lonely can affect your health. Here, I report on the difference between being alone and feeling lonely. And seven ways to grow your relationships and feel more connected—right now.

TV NEWS APPEARANCES

Worlds Collide: White House Correspondents Dinner

I discuss the White House Correspondents dinner with Fox News Channel’s Uma Pemmaraju—including expected celebrities, controversy, and what the dinner really means for journalism.

Star-Studded Inauguration

I discuss the second inauguration of President Barack Obama on Fox 5 WTTG news in Washington, DC—including details on fashion, celebrity appearances, and what the inauguration meant for the capital city.

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