Acknowledged by the late Maya Angelou for “Having a Voice That Can Change A Nation,”Bria Janelle is an individual who can bond with every audience she come across. Known for her unique spirit and organic charisma, Janelle has worked with many Fortune 500 companies like Mountain Dew, Nike, Kroger, NBA, and the list goes on. Janelle is truly a natural entertainer that does best with a microphone in her hand.
In 2011, Bria moved back to Atlanta to develop her image through hosting various concerts events around the city to create a bigger name for herself. In 2012, all her hard work paid off when she became the first female in the country to host an NBA sanctioned all male summer basketball league known as the AEBL or Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League. The AEBL is a team that consists of current and former NBA players, Overseas, players and some of the nation's elite NCAA basketball players.) This multi-media personality and the in-game host has significantly contributed to making some of Atlanta’s hottest events successful.
According to the 2012 American Society of News Editors (ASNE) Newsroom Census, only 36 percent of newsroom staffs make up women employees. Specifically, in sports journalism, women only make up a mere 10 percent of the industry. With such a small percentage of women in this particular industry, it is great to see female entertainers in 2016 such as Bria Janelle succeed in this business by pursuing their passion.
Make sure to catch Bria Janelle at this year’s A3C Hip-Hop Festival & Conference as she shares her thoughts on the relationship between sports and Hip-Hop Culture.
Sports Intimate Connection with Hip-Hop Culture
Friday, October 7th @ 11:00 AM
Room One (Loudermilk Center)