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Markette Sheppard is an EMMY-award winning journalist and author of the inspirational children's book, What Is Light? and the forthcoming picture book My Rainy Day Rocket Ship (Simon & Schuster).

 

Markette recently won an EMMY award for her role as host and moderator of a morning show on the CBS affiliate in Washington, DC. She was nominated for back-to-back EMMY awards in 2018 & 2019.

 

On the national stage, Markette has been featured on top-rated national morning shows as a lifestyle expert, including NBC's TODAY Show, VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live and ABC’s Live! with Kelly. 

 

Markette is also founder of The GLOW Brands, LLC, a digital marketing & consulting company aimed at illuminating brands around the world. 

 

She earned her M.A. degree in interactive journalism from American University in Washington, DC and a B.A. in communications & French from California State University Dominguez Hills.

 

Follow Markette on Instagram: @markettesheppard


Awards: 

  • EMMY award for TV host & moderator
  • TELLY award for the feature story Go Baby Go
  • CableFAX award for best talk show host
  • THE LOS ANGELES TIMES award for excellence in student journalism.

 

Published Author:

 

  • "What Is Light?" (Agate Publishing/Denene Millner Books)
  • "My Rainy Day Rocket Ship" (Simon & Schuster/Denene Millner Books)

 

Education:

  • American University (MA)
  • California State University Dominguez Hills (BA)  

 

Languages:

  • Spanish (Intermediate)
  • French (Intermediate)
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Markette (center) with Kelly Ripa on "Live! with Kelly."

Markette Sheppard Emmy Award

Recent Accomplishments: 

 

  • Hosted and produced more than 1,000 episodes of Great Day Washington. 

  • Conducted more than 3,000 live TV interviews with high-profile guests over last four years.

  • Recruited, carefully hand-selected and booked more than 500 high-profile talk show guests; including prominent elected officials, A-list celebrities, fortune 500 CEOs, history makers and taste makers.
  • Produced a telethon style episode that resulted in $1 million in sales leads for a credit union client during a single 60-minute programming block.
  • Recognized by media industry with an Emmy nomination in June 2019 for my work in hosting and moderating a TV talk program.
  • Emmy award winner in June 2018 for program host/moderator.
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  • National Telly award winner in 2017 for producing story on toys for children with disabilities.
  • Created more than 3,000 social media posts consisting of highly engaging and targeted digital content on an ongoing basis that reaches thousands of social media users within 24-hours based on trending stories of
  • Increased Great Day Washington’s social media followers from zero (0) at launch to more than 17,000 Facebook followers.
  • Responsible for utilizing the Great Day Washington program to market local and national companies and non-profit organizations, and to educate and inspire the audience to achieve an improved quality of life.
  • Strategically recruit and select high profile, highly sought-after guests that excite and inform the audience and build awareness about current business initiatives, issues and events.
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  • Increased Great Day Washington’s viewership from zero (0) at launch to hundreds of thousands of viewers.
  • Increased sponsorship revenue from zero before launch to a multi-million dollar revenue stream.
  • Conducted more than 150 public speaking and mistress of ceremonies engagements in the Washington, DC region to strategically promote Great Day Washington and to support local community organizations and their initiatives.
  • Moderated an interview-style medical segment that lead to 106 calls from potential customers after a single 4-minute interview aired.