Danella Sealock(BET Hostess edition)

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Danella has always had a natural wit and instinctive timing that captivates. Her voice has been heard on airwaves in New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Miami. While on television, she has hosted shows viewed both nationally and internationally all while never losing focus of the importance of giving back to her community.

After graduating from New York University, Danella started her career in radio spending the first few years honing her craft. While on air at Radio One, in Washington, D.C., she caught the eye of an executive at Viacom and launched her television career with BET Networks.

Danella began her TV career with a live-to-tape, spirited battle-of-the-sexes game show entitled, The Road Show, which aired daily. She later transitioned into entertainment news as the co-host of The Black Carpet, quickly becoming a popular fixture on the network. BET soon realized that she was a natural at bringing viewers the latest entertainment news and notable one-on-one celebrity interviews.  Her expertise in handling high profile events made her an ideal interviewer for red carpets ranging from the Grammys to blockbuster movie premiers.  Danella’s appeal, charm and professionalism made BET decide to utilize her talent on various shows on the network including BET International’s Welcome to America, which aired in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa and the Middle East.

In 2010, Danella was highly sought after to co-host The Big Tigger Morning Show on WPGC-FM in Washington, D.C. This opportunity led her to return to radio. She had amazing chemistry with Big Tigger and they took mornings in the nation’s capitol by storm.  Danella began her affiliation with NBC4 soon after her WPGC arrival as a weekly entertainment news contributor. Danella Dishes the Dirt, gave viewers a taste of the latest celebrity news and gossip.

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Danella did double duty on both television and radio with ease, until she made the transition to news, full-time, as NBC4’s morning traffic reporter.  In addition to guiding the nation’s capitol through its infamous gridlock, she also covered community-focused segments and various news specials enabling her to further grow her talents as a writer and producer.   With her style and knowledge, she seamlessly moved through her various roles.  In a town known for their loyalty to their media personalities, almost as much as their political party affiliations, Danella quickly won her audience over and became a fan favorite.

In 2014, Danella launched her own media relations company enabling her to share her vast experience with other media talents and public figures.  Currently, she represents clients in both Washington D.C. and Nairobi, Kenya.

Throughout her career, Danella has always been passionate about her community involvement.  Utilizing both personal and professional affiliations, she strives to be the voice for children, women and those in underserved communities.  When Danella is not on-air or representing her clients, she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her husband, Kyle and their one-year-old son, Kyle Jace.

DeWanda Wise

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Critically acclaimed artist DeWanda Wise is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, training primarily at the Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School. While training at Tisch, DeWanda began her professional career with roles in many award-winning shorts and independent features including “Spinning into Butter,” and “Precious” among others.

Adept in theater and film, acting, writing, and producing, DeWanda is an artist with some serious promise. She stars in Fox event series “Shots Fired,” alongside Sanaa Lathan, Helen Hunt, and Richard Dreyfuss. Additionally, her first pass at screenwriting “Where You Go,” premieres at Cannes in the Short Film Corner. DeWanda also stars as Rochelle Marseilles in the Sundance hit “How To Tell You’re a Douchebag”, a romantic comedy she executive produced. Indiewire described her performance in Tahir Jetter’s debut as, “Sensational, commanding, profound, and dope.”

Previous credits include a host of theater roles, notably originating the role of Nina in acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau’s “Sunset Baby.” Ben Brantley of The New York Times stated,”…it’s the woman who’s the toughest of them all. Ms. Wise, a beauty, makes us see and feel just how ugly Nina is…she also insists we understand why.” The Village Voice called her Nina, “commanding and severe,” while The New Yorker described her performance as “Brutal and riveting.” Other praised performances include her work as Susan in the west coast premiere of David Mamet’s “Race” with Center Theater Group, Mercy in “Flight,” at City Theatre, and Abigail, a Zimbabwean wife grappling with an HIV diagnosis, in Danai Gurira’s heartbreaking first play, “In the Continuum” at Playmakers, Chapel Hill.

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Other TV credits including staring as Terry in movie of the week “Firelight,” with Cuba Gooding Jr. where critics called her “touching,” “exceptional,” and, “the heart of the film.” Additional guest turns include “Boardwalk Empire,” “The Good Wife,” “The Mentalist,” and the Law and Order franchise.

DeWanda graduated with honors with a dual degree in Drama and Urban Social and Cultural Analysis with a minor in Community-based Theater and Performance. Ms. Wise is a Tisch Scholar Award recipient, the Atlantic Achievement in Studio Award recipient, and the BFA Representative of her graduating class of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, DeWanda currently resides in California with her husband actor/producer, Alano Miller.