Howard University alumna Sidnee Michelle has had an impressive career in media — from being the first Black woman to report on camera for Forbes Magazine, to serving as the lead anchor for Complex’s finance, culture, and business channel, to being the Deputy Editor for Travel Noire, the largest Black travel outlet in the world.
Now as the Senior Digital Editor at Black Enterprise, she is launching her new interview talk show series with Black Enterprise, titled “Lights, Camera, Business with Sidnee Michelle.”
“As the senior digital editor at Black Enterprise and host of my new show “Lights, Camera, Business” I sit down with today’s biggest figures to talk about the intersection of business and entertainment. I also edit, write, and manage a team of writers, making sure our online content is up to par,” Michelle said of her duties at Black Enterprise.
“Lights, Camera, Business with Sidnee Michelle” is set to premiere on Wednesday, November 1 on all Black Enterprise socials with Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Rico Love as the first guest.
As a celebrity journalist, Michelle has had the opportunity to interview some of today’s most noted figures in entertainment, sports, and politics including Eddie Murphy, Salma Hayek, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tracy Ellis Ross, Samuel L. Jackson, Michelle Obama, Cardi B, Oprah Winfrey and more.
Michelle said her career blossomed at her alma mater, Howard University where she reported for many of the media outlets and newspapers on campus.
“Attending my HBCU really brought me out of my shell,” Michelle said about her experience at Howard. “When I got on campus the amount of confidence and encouragement that I received from my Howard community really allowed me to blossom not only immediate, but personally.”
The Los Angeles-based journalist continues her passion for mentorship and giving back, as one of the youngest Howard University’s Entertainment Group’s Industry Mentors, an initiative backed and funded by Amazon Studios as well as serving as a speaker, moderator, and mentor for many events surrounding Black lifestyle, business and culture.
As for what’s next for Michelle, she plans to continue building her media empire, traveling the world, and storytelling with amazing people.