How lucky am!?!? Roxane Battle, award winning author, veteran television journalist, author and mom sat down with me to enjoy some bubbly as we chatted about the difference between being 'Happy' and 'Choosing Joy'.
Listen in as Roxane gives a sneak peak into the television industry. How stories get on TV. How a reporter earns their keep. The challenge of approaching new stories. The interview process for a broadcasting position. Newsroom politics. The benefit of always asking 'Why?'
Roxane shares with us her most memorable news story - - and most embarrassing moment on-screen! Roxane's book 'Pockets of Joy, Deciding to Be Happy, Choosing to Be Free' will inspire you to find Joy in your life, no matter what you are facing.
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More About Roxane:
Roxane Battle is a veteran television journalist, author and mom. Her award-winning memoir, Pockets of Joy: Deciding to Be Happy, Choosing to Be Free (Whitaker House 2017), became an Amazon best-seller in multiple categories.
Following her successful television news career as an anchor and reporter at the Minneapolis NBC affiliate KARE-TV, Roxane now works as a creative consultant and contributing host on The Jason Show on FOX9-TV. She is a nationally sought-after speaker, frequently delivering keynotes on the topics of finding joy, navigating life transitions and work-life merge. As a contributing writer, Roxane was named an Architect of Change on mariashriver.com, has been featured on the cover of Working Mother and profiled in Ebony magazines, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press.
A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, in 2015 the Girl Scouts of River Valleys, named Roxane an Honorary Lifetime Girl Scout. She is a member of the business networking group TeamWomen and serves on The Sanneh Foundation Board of Directors and the Park Square Theatre Community Advisory Board.
Roxane is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she studied journalism and theater arts. She completed her master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia. As a Minnesota State Arts Board grantee, Roxane was recently tapped as an Assistant Director for a Dowling Studio production at the world-renowned Guthrie Theater.
She enjoys cycling around the Minneapolis chain of lakes and has completed 4 consecutive Iron Girl duathalons. Roxane now runs 5Ks for fun, and enjoys feeding homemade mac and cheese to her family and friends. Her books are available at major booksellers nationwide.
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