Markette Sheppard is a marketing executive, EMMY award-winning TV Host and author of the No. 1 Amazon bestselling children's book, What Is Light? and the award-winning My Rainy Day Rocket Ship (Simon & Schuster). She is also the creator of Alphabet in a Flash, an multi-cultural literacy tool for alphabet learning.


Markette has worked as an anchor and reporter at local CBS, FOX and NPR stations and as a freelance writer at Essence magazine for more than a decade before leaving media to serve as Vice President of Marketing and Digital in the non-profit sector. She is also founder & CEO of The GLOW Brands, LLC, a streaming media company aimed at illuminating perspectives around the world.


Markette is a 2021 Vital Voices Fellow and is currently participating in a 12-month business program that coaches female executives on every aspect of running and growing a profitable enterprise, from strategic planning and financial management to marketing  & sales, and leadership development.


Markette earned an M.A. in interactive journalism from American University in Washington, DC and a B.A. from California State University at Dominguez Hills in California.