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Storyteller and Public Relations Leader

Rodneya Ross is a talented, driven publicist and former TV news reporter with a bright personality.

Born and raised in Michigan, Rodneya knew from a young age that she wanted to be a journalist. In pursuit of her dreams, Rodneya attended Michigan State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She then continued her studies, receiving a diploma in Broadcast Media Arts from Specs Howard School of Media Arts. Rodneya got her start in TV interning at WDIV Local 4 News right in her hometown. She started as an intern on the assignment desk and shortly after the internship ended she secured a position as an associate producer. But being on-air was her calling. Rodneya spent her free time shadowing reporters and putting together stories to make a reel in pursuit of her dreams. A few short months later, she landed her first on-air job in Zanesville, Ohio. 

Rodneya worked hard and soon began anchoring and producing on the weekend followed by fill-in anchoring during the week. As she continued to develop her skills she set her sights on progressing her career in a bigger market. After nine months in Zanesville, Rodneya received an opportunity to work as a multimedia journalist in Huntsville, Alabama. She packed up her bags and moved 12 hours from her family for her dream job. Rodneya primarily worked as a morning live reporter at WAAY-TV where she honed her live shot skills and love for breaking news. In Huntsville, she covered the Elkmont Shootings where a 14-year-old boy killed his whole family, a mass shooting in Morgan County, Alabama that claimed the lives of 7 adults, NASA testing the Orion Motor in preparation for Artemis, First-Daughter Ivanka Trump's visit to Tanner, Alabama, and the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary. While in Huntsville, Rodneya returned back to school earning a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication.

Two years later, Rodneya was once again ready for a jump. She landed a job as a Multimedia Journalist for Spectrum News in Cleveland, Ohio. Some stories Rodneya covered in Cleveland include Vice-President Kamal Harris' visit to Cleveland during the election, the first 2020 Presidential Debate in Cleveland, the shooting deaths of two officers, the 2021 NFL Draft, and the 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rodneya has also covered an array of shootings, fires, severe weather, and other breaking news stories.

In 2022, Rodneya decided it was time to step away from the news and try something new. She transitioned to public relations as a Senior Account Executive at Gregory FCA servicing financial services clients. Since her start with the firm, she has secured coverage for her clients in the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Forbes, Barron's, Kiplinger, and RIAIntel. Some of the press releases she has written have over 4,000 views and 150 online postings. Rodneya has also put her journalist background to good use providing media training to clients to prepare them for broadcast interviews.

Rodneya is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated where she serves on the Publicity Committee and as a mentor for the AKATeens. She also mentors with the Midnight Golf Program and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Society of Professional Journalists.

In her spare time, Rodneya enjoys cuddling with her dog Oscar, reading, Netflix binging, experimenting with makeup, shopping, brunching, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys traveling and hopes to get to Greece and Bali sometime soon.

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