Marketing Melodie Joins the Cast of Asian Voices TV
I have a new venture to add to my reel. I was invited to join the cast of Asian Voices TV as a host/ entertainment reporter. Asian Voices, currently on its second season is a television show dedicated to promoting the diverse Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities. As a host I will create more awareness and understanding of the many rich and diverse Asian cultures in Southern California, breakdown the stereotypes barriers of these communities and create a positive “voice” for the community. I will do this through interviewing Asian and Pacific Islander community leaders in entertainment, culture, community, business, music, fashion, film, sports, food and more.
Asian Voices will air this fall in San Diego on 4SD, in Orange County on Cox3 and in Los Angeles on TVK24. The episodes will also all be view-able on YouTube.
While I am often on the mic speaking about marketing, interviewing is a whole new ball game. I am grateful for an opportunity to learn a new skill and connect with so many influential Asian Americans in Southern California. Since joining the Asian Voices cast a month ago, I’ve already hosted 2 segments and emceed the D6 Light The Night, Night Market. I’ll have more exciting gigs to come but here’s just a sneak peek of what you will catch on TV this fall.
So far for my segments, I’ve been graced with the presence of interviewing 2 beautiful and talented Asian American women who have inspired me in many ways after hearing their stories.
The first interview I conducted was with the well known TV Reporter, Anchor and now Media Consultant, Angela Chee of Zen Media Inc. I recently had the pleasure of directly working with Angela through a partnership I had running a division in the digital department at NBC San Diego. Angela is currently the station host for NBC San Diego so I got to see her in action. She has also been an anchor for FOX News, host on HGTV and more. This interview was special because I got to turn the cameras around and ask her all the questions. Angela shared her story of breaking into the media world, finding her voice as an Asian American and how her experience has now inspired her to become a media coach where she helps people put their best foot forward on camera and shine in the spotlight!
My second interview was with the beautiful and ambitious Jelynn Sophia Malone. Jelynn began her career as a hip hop dancer in Hollywood which paved the way for her to become a TV Host and Actress. Jelynn’s IMDb is quite impressive. She’s interviewed Hollywood’s biggest celebrities including Mario Lopez, Tyra Banks and Lindsay Lohan! She’s also starred in movies and TV shows with Christina Applegate, Josh Duhamel and Lacey Chabert to just name a few. Throughout her entire time as an entertainer, she’s always had a larger vision of becoming a business owner and entrepreneur. Jelynn shares her story of how the lessons she learned from being an actress built a strong foundation for her to launch Mostra Coffee, a specialty coffee roaster, based in San Diego. Her story will motivate you to go big or go home when it comes to creating your own business. As a fun bonus, I discovered that Jelynn and I both went to the same high school, Rancho Bernardo High!
Stay tuned for more updates about my new role as an entertainment reporter and host for Asian Voices and remember to check out the show when it airs in the fall! If you know of any inspiring stories from Asian Americans in Southern California, feel free to leave me a comment. Perhaps my next interview could be with you or someone you know!