EGYPT SHERROD has won over countless listeners with her dynamic delivery and magnetic mix of sass and class. But at the same time, her strong faith and solid family values has made her one of the most grounded and approachable multi-media talents to come along in a while. It’s no wonder that the HGTV host and Atlanta radio personality, is destined for greatness. Egypt’s positive outlook on life and compassion for others has set her on a path to uplift the various communities she serves.
Masterful at balancing family life and an exciting and full career, she can be heard weekdays hosting her “On Air With Egypt” on Atlanta’s top rated V103, where every day her primary goal is to entertain and inspire. Whether it’s giving advice based on her personal journey, or encouraging listeners to live life to the fullest, Egypt is thankful to have the opportunity to touch so many folks. “I feel extremely blessed to talk to millions of people a day. God put me in this position for a reason,” she says. “It’s a privilege to be a conduit for positive change.”
In addition to her buoyant radio career, Egypt is the host of HGTV’s highly rated “Property Virgins,” makes several guest tv appearances as a pop-culture expert on CNN & HLN, and runs a successful entertainment news & lifestyle blog EgyptSaidSo.com. Viewers also recognize Egypt as the co-host of “Home Delivery” now airing in syndication on the Ion Network, and as the special correspondent for NBC Universal’s top rated “The Maury Show.”
This award-winning broadcast talent is also known as former host of the Power 105.1 morning show in the #1 ranked media market in the country, New York City. Egypt has been a staple on radio stations in other major cities like 100.3 The Beat in Philadelphia and 92Q in Baltimore. “When people ask me if I’m a radio “jock,” my answer is no, I’m just me, but I happen to be on the radio or on TV,” says Egypt. “I promised myself that I didn’t want to be another talking head. I’m really just having a conversation throughout the day with my listeners. A heart-to-heart talk like we’re old friends or first cousins.”
People often remark that Egypt is like family to them. That’s because she exudes an undeniable warmth balanced with a rare sincerity and candor that naturally connects her to both listeners and celebrities. She regularly interviews a-listers such as the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Prince, Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Russell Crowe, Will Smith, Diane Keaton, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kelly Ripa, John Travolta, Mariah Carey, Tyler Perry, P. Diddy, Janet Jackson and Jamie Foxx.
Egypt has been featured in Essence, Rolling Stone, The New York Daily News, Time Out New York, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Source Magazine, VIBE Magazine, Rolling Out, Today’s Black Woman, Today’s Black Man, and various other publications. She has been the recipient of several career achievement awards including being named at the top of R&R Magazine’s “Power Players On The Rise” Top 10 list. She also received the “Executive to Watch” Award from NABFEME (National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment) as well as the Mission Award from WEEN (Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network).
While her plate may sound full, that doesn’t stop Egypt from making time to fulfill one of her deepest passions—giving back. She’s a committed philanthropist with a huge heart, ready to tackle serious issues in underserved communities and make a substantial difference in the lives of others. Her namesake, the “Egypt Cares Family Foundation,” was founded to aid in bridging the socio-economic gaps within the urban family structure on several different levels. “There are basic needs every family has that are fundamental to ensuring generational prosperity and long term stability,” she explains. “My goal is to give the community resources to make families healthier, happier and stronger.” Egypt’s foundation will be hosting financial seminars and clinics to educate families on retirement planning, investing & home ownership, as well as forums on health issues like diabetes and cholesterol.
Each year, she sponsors the “Egypt’s Give Back Tour,” a successful coat and toy drive. Last year, the foundation managed to put coats on over 1,000 residents, and deliver truckloads of toys to less fortunate families during the holiday season. For Egypt, the gratifying feeling of making such a powerful impact on the lives of these families has been priceless. “Sometimes we think we can’t make a difference, but we can. If you contribute and your neighbor contributes and we all do something collectively, then we can truly make a difference. We need to start asking ourselves, ‘How can I serve? How can I contribute? What imprint can I leave on this world for my sisters and brothers?’ For me, where I am in my life, I know that God is working through me.”
Devoted mother, loving wife, respected business entrepreneur and focused community advocate—Egypt is seamlessly using the power of the microphone, television and internet to help others, all the while living her own life to the fullest.
Born and raised in New York, Kristen Cooper has set foot on her journey to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a successful contributor within the media industry. She is the Assistant Editor of EgyptSaidSo.com and Personal Assistant to Egypt Sherrod. A graduate from Sacred Heart University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies, Kristen landed her first industry related position with MTV. She now lives in Atlanta and is working alongside Egypt daily in her radio and television career. Kristen understands the hard work and dedication necessary to be successful in the industry and she wastes no time when it comes to rising to the top! “All dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
J’Nell is a Videographer born, raised and based out of Brooklyn, New York. Even though J’NELL graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Mathematics, her Minor in Video Production encompassed her true passion in life; Film. Whether it’s behind or in front of the camera, J’NELL uses her knowledge of Film to bring short and concise videos of familiar faces like Gwen Stefani, Omarion, and Ryan Leslie to video websites for millions to view. With bigger markets readily available to work with J’NELL, being a familiar household name is well within reach. See more of her work at www.BklynJnell.com.
This proud Howard University grad and Brooklynite has an infectious and undeniable passion that will definitely draw you in. Whether it’s covering the latest in entertainment news, interviewing her favorite celebrities or writing bios and press releases, Danielle Pointdujour always brings her A game and her zeal for writing and life are infused in every word she puts on paper. Danielle’s drive, humor and audacious personality are just a few of the reasons why this rockstar is quickly becoming a priceless member of the EgyptSaidSo.com team.
Tech kid by nature would be an understatement when describing computer-savvy engineer Dwayne Crawford. With over 12 years of experience in radio, Crawford is the go-to guy handling the structure and tedious technicalities behind the production of Big Tigger’s nationally syndicated radio show, Live in The Den and now Egypt’s podcast.
Known to have a way with words, Kira Riley seeks to draw her readers in; whether it is to inspire, inform or entertain, she wants you to enjoy reading every word. She currently writes as the Norfolk Healthy Living Examiner where she is consistently one of the most read Examiners for her edition. As a freelancer, she works with several media industry professionals and publications on a variety of projects. Having a heart to give back and touch the lives of others, as Mrs. Hampton Roads International 2011-12, she uses her platform to mentor and encourage girls through her program Project Princess to combat low self-esteem, bullying and poor character development. Through her continued tireless work ethic, this aspiring multi-media diva, model, author and motivational speaker is one to watch in the years to come.
Born and raised in Yonkers, N.Y., the drive and ambition this young woman encompasses is limitless. From high school Valedictorian to Golden Key International Honour Society scholar, her scholastic track record proves her dedication to hard work. A Stony Brook University graduate, Kenya Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Political Science. She has interned for numerous prominent companies including RDF Media, aiding in the production of ABC’s hit television show Wife Swap, as well as interning for one of the world’s largest parent record labels; Warner Music.
Sandra Joseph also known as Sandra Jay, is a graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She is a fluent speaker in Creole, French and conversational Spanish. With her passion for the entertainment world, she has decided to continue a career in Radio and Television Broadcasting. Sandra currently holds a career position as a promotions assistant with 95.5 WPLJ in New York City. With a Bachelor of Arts & Humanities degree she plans on achieving her goals in becoming the best in the broadcasting world. Sandra’s support system of family and friends makes her dreams and goals all seem to be closer.
“Regret no mistakes because a mistake is a lesson learned, and a lesson learned is just another step closer to success.”
Jaleesa Myers is currently a senior dual major in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications marketing and public relations programs, respectively. Originally from New York City, Myers currently resides in Atlanta. In 2008 she was inducted into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars for her academic achievements and is an Emma L. Bowen Foundation Scholar. Myers previously interned for 3BG Marketing Solutions and served as a brand ambassador for Target Brands, Inc. at Syracuse University. In addition to her awards, Myers likes to volunteer and mentor girls within Syracuse, NY. She served as a volunteer for The Boys and Girls Club of Syracuse, Cannon Street Community Center and The Image Initiative, Inc. Myers currently serves as a student representative for the public relations department at Newhouse and is an assistant accounts supervisor for Hill Communications, the student-run public relations agency at Syracuse University.
Alan Ekpenyong’s love for photography started at a young age when he was always that friend in the group taking photos or documenting outings. Years later he was able to grow his photography hobby into a successful business in the Houston area. Alan photographs events, weddings, sports and portraits . Working in both color and black & white, his photojournalistic style is modern and distinctive with a timeless, classical edge. When he’s not behind the lens, he enjoys time with his wife and watching sports. You can see more of his work at www.alstekphotos.com.