Award-winning journalist Danielle Knox returns to her South Florida roots as host of The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television. Knox, a Berkeley, California native, had called South Florida home for many years before being offered a news anchor job in Atlanta.
"South Florida is home to me, Knox says. "Atlanta was a great experience, but I'm a beach and palm trees girl at heart. When the opportunity came to return to South Florida to become a full-time host of The Balancing Act, I absolutely couldn't resist."
South Florida is especially near and dear to Knox's heart because it's where she met her husband and where all three of her children were born. In addition, as one of the original hosts of The Balancing Act, this opportunity felt like coming home in more ways than one. "I'm a wife and working mother trying to balance it all," Knox says. The Balancing Act speaks to me and what's happening in my life right now. It's a perfect fit."
Danielle has a vast range of experience anchoring and reporting for TV stations throughout the country. She co-anchored the morning newscast for the CBS affiliate WFOR-TV in Miami, FL., and its sister station, UPN 33 Morning News and UPN 33 News at 10. She also anchored and reported for WTVJ-TV, WB39 and WDZL-TV in Miami. Prior to moving to South Florida, she anchored and reported for WVIT-TV in Hartford, CT., and KTVE-TV in Monroe, LA. The Berkeley, California native graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Mass Communications and received her Master's degree in Radio and Television from San Francisco State University.
Danielle also owns her own skin and hair care company called Play Pretty Beauty. She is married with 3 beautiful little boys who inspire her every day.
A native of Virginia, Kenneth received his B.S. from Kean University in Union, New Jersey and a MBA from St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens
He joined Northwestern Mutual as a financial representative in 2003. Since joining the company, he has received numerous awards for production and leadership. He is proud to have positively impacted the financial lives of hundreds of individuals and families. Prior to his career at Northwestern Mutual, he spent nearly 14 years with State Farm as a claims adjuster and an agent.
Outside of professional interests, he is an avid runner, swimmer, reader, travels widely, is actively involved in his church and enjoys living in Miami Beach.
Patrina Clark, President and Founder of Pivotal Practices Consulting LLC, loves reconnecting people with their passion and purpose. She is in high demand as an engaging and energetic speaker. And, her clients consistently rave about her effectiveness as a coach and a consultant.
Patrina serves on the Board of Experts for the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce and frequently appears on behalf of the CEO. She is particularly passionate about the Chamber's Women's Led Economy initiative because of its potential to create an entirely new paradigm for women's empowerment.
Patrina has completed graduate programs at Harvard Business School, Georgetown University, Cornell University, George Washington University, the University of Maryland and the Center for Creative Leadership. She holds a Master's degree in Human Resource Management.
Patrina is a certified Results Coach through the NeuroLeadership Group. She is also a certified Infinite Possibilities coach and trainer. She has numerous professional affiliations and certifications, including Human Capital Strategist (Human Capital Institute) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, HR Certification Institute).
Gladys Diaz found her true calling when a South Florida group of single women asked her to be their ‘married mentor’ and coach. The group wanted Gladys to show them how to have the kind of relationship she shares with her husband, Ric. Gladys applied more than a decade of experience as a trainer, public speaker and coach to training the women, whose lives changed completely as a result. Next, Gladys began offering coaching and training for women who were married and in exclusive committed relationships. Later, she co-founded Heart’s Desire International, LLC (HDI) to empower women by teaching them the skills they need to create and nurture intimate relationships. Gladys has appeared on Comcast’s Newsmakers, Univision’s Al Amanecer, CNN Espanol’s NotiMujer, Telemundo’s Levantate, and numerous radio shows.
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Donovan Campbell joined WSVN in January 2007, just prior to Super Bowl XLI in South Florida.
A South Florida native, Donovan was a Broadcast Journalism major at Florida International University.
While at FIU, he worked at the Sun-Sentinel for two years. Donovan got his first television job at ESPN where he served as a production assistant from 2000-2002.
After ESPN, he got his first on-air job in San Angelo Texas, as a weekend sports anchor/reporter.
After 15 months in West Texas, Donovan became the weekend sports Anchor in Lufkin, Texas, followed by a two-year stint as a sports anchor/reporter at CW33 in Dallas.
Donovan was also in the U.S Army for three years and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
In his spare time Donovan enjoys working out, and spending time with his daughter.
Dr. Rudolph “Rudy” Moise was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and moved to the United States at age 17. Rudy believed that in America he could find great opportunity and dedicated himself to learning English and completing his high school education.
Rudy continued his studied and earned his Undergraduate Degree at the University of Illinois and his Doctorate Degree in Osteopathy from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He later earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law.
Dr. Moise holds a Flight Surgeon Degree from the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and serves as a Colonel in the US Air Force Reserve.
Since 1984, Rudy has been the President and Medical Director of Comprehensive Health Center, located in the heart of the district, North Miami. The facility has served more than 25,000 people in the local community.
Rudy is also a successful businessman and was awarded the “Black Business of the Year Award” by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the “Community Leadership Award in 2004. In 2005, The Business Journal named Dr. Moise one of five finalists for the “Best Physician of the Year” Award in South Florida.
During the 2010 election cycle, Rudy mounted a formidable campaign for Congress in a crowded field of candidates vying for the 17th District South Florida seat. Rudy placed second among a “political power-house”, nine candidate roster. Rudy also ran for Congress for the 24th District seat, which includes much of what was District 17, but now includes new parts of South Broward, and more affluent, educated voters in the East. See the district map, or learn more at www.VoteMoise.com.
Rudy and his wife Mirjam have two school-aged children, Rudy, Jr. and Maya.
Lisa Wu is a modern Renaissance woman with a litany of skills, talents and interests. The Los Angeles native operates with a self-described "ball of energy". She is many things to many people; author, real estate broker, certified fitness trainer, actress, film producer, screenwriter, and painter. However no role plays a more important priority in her life than that as a loving devoted mother of three sons, Jordan, Justin and EJ. Lisa's first love has always been writing. The baby girl of eight started writing short stories, poems, and rhymes as a pre-teen. As an adult she would eventually move to Atlanta to pursue other career opportunities. While in Atlanta, she enjoyed a booming career in real estate and continued to develop her hobby of writing plays. She wrote and produce the stage play "Change Is Gonna Come" which was directed by a then, little known director named Tyler Perry. She later hosted the UPN show, "The Industry" for a two-year run. She would go on to produce and star in the movie "Black Ball". For 3 seasons she would star on BRAVO’s hit reality TV series "Real Housewives of Atlanta", which is the highest rated show in the history of the Bravo network. These days she is back to her acting roots and has several movies coming out in 2013 including “Must Be The Music” starring Charles S. Dutton & Tasha Smith to name a few, “The Internship” starring Vince Vaughn, Will Farrell & Owen Wilson, “First Impression” starring Lamman Rucker & Elise Neal. She is currently filming “Envy or Greed” directed and starring Rockmond Dunbar. She cites motherhood as her biggest accomplishment. She also co-authored a critically acclaimed book “When The Cake Is Already Made” with best-selling author Miasha Coleman, which they are turning into a movie later this year. A passion of her is speaking to young girls and women about self-esteem and empowerment issues. She has her own lipstick line coming out with Lip Addyct called “Chameleon by Lisa Wu” which reflects the fact that women play so many roles throughout their daily lives. "My goal in life is to be all I can be, to inspire, and to enhance." Wu said. "I just work hard to use all the time God has given me as wisely as possible."
In the 1990s the female R&B singing group, Xscape was at the forefront of a soulful takeover.. Comprised of sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott and band mates Kandi Burruss and Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle, Xscape helped to define a staple for R&B. During one of R&B music’s greatest decades, Xscape released three studio albums and produced chart toppers like “Who Can I Run To”, “Just Kick It” and “Understanding”. Over the years, LaTocha became a huge part of the group’s creative success.
LaTocha was born the eldest of five siblings in Atlanta, Georgia to Gloria Scott McFarlin and Randolph Scott. As a young girl she sang at church, weddings and local talent shows. By age 11, she had already recorded her first record with her father. After her parents separated, LaTocha and her sister Tamika moved to East Point, Georgia and attended Tri-Cities Performing Arts High School, where she would meet the rest of the quartet.
Scott’s latest career move has been to sign on as the newest member of reality series, TV-One’s R&B Divas which is scheduled to air Spring 2013. And next will be a book recounting her experiences with Xscape. Among her many projects—LaTocha is excited about returning to her craft and the studio. Ready to showcase her new style and perspective, she is working hard to remind the world how real R&B sounds with her debut solo album due out in the summer 2013.
In celebration of such return to the musical arena, LaTocha has launched the Golden Gyrl Foundation, which focuses on developing and magnifying self-love and self-esteem. Established in 2012, the foundation emphasizes a positive motto “Every Girl is Golden” by various actions and strategic partnerships worldwide to help underprivileged and at risk teens who suffer from low self-esteem and personality disorders. The Golden Gyrl Foundation strives as a long-term goal to building a performing arts academy that will enlighten, empower and engage all young women worldwide. LaTocha developed five Golden rules to that she hopes to deliver in every outreach that the foundation embarks on in the future: Never Doubt Yourself. Never Procrastinate. Never Deny Yourself. Never Stop Believing in Your Dream. Never Allow Anyone’s Negative Opinion to Become Your Reality.