Brenda Blackmon Biography
Brenda Blackmon is an Award-winning journalist working as the co-anchor of The 10 O’clock News on My9 TV. She received her fourth Emmy Award for Best Single Newscast in 2010 and has been nominated for another 15 times. The Edward R. Murrow Award for Broadcast Excellence was also given to Blackmon. She’s also the recipient of over a dozen Associated Press Awards.
How old is Brenda Blackmon?- Age
She is 68 years old as of 20 August 2020. She was born in 1952 in Columbus, Georgia, United States.
Who is Brenda Blackmon Married to? – Family
Sheis divorced. She has a daughter Kelly Dawn Kelly. She is extremely protective of her daughter and has not revealed anything about Kelly’s father.
Brenda Blackmon Education
Blackmon earned a magna cum laude degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and two honorary doctorates of humane letters from Caldwell College and Fairleigh Dickinson University. In June 2010, Fairleigh Dickinson University will present her with the college’s highest distinction: The Pinnacle Award, which honors the university’s most outstanding and accomplished alumni.
Brenda Blackmon Net Worth
Blackmon has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Brenda Blackmon Career
The McDonalds Corporation honored Blackmon in 2010 with the “Inspiration via a Legendary Lifetime in Broadcasting” award. WWOR paid her a special tribute for her achievements, which began in her hometown of Columbus, Georgia, where she was named “One of the Century’s Most Influential.”
She has covered Ku Klux Klan rallies, Presidential inaugurations, Pope John Paul II’s burial, and 9-11 during her broadcast career. In her only local New York area interview, Blackmon has offered exclusive interviews with Jack Kevorkian and a highly wanted one-on-one interview with former vice presidential contender Sarah Palin.
Blackmon has reported on politics and personal tragedies, as well as breaking news and current events.Her commitment in the community stretches back to her early television days, when she was a part of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon and the Lou Rawls Telethon. She continues to volunteer with SHARE (Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer) and the Bergen Volunteers for special events nowadays. In 2010, she was named Woman of the Year by the Queens Courier News. In 2010, she was also awarded the Shirley Chisholm Award in Public Service by New Jersey’s Speaker of the House in the General Assembly. She is a member of the Alliance for Lupus Research, a national push to discover a cure for the disease. Through the Alliance for Lupus Research and The Kelly Fund for Lupus, Inc., she is an active participant in the national drive to find a cure for Lupus.