WRAL-TV Reporter Honored By Local Minority Group

Valonda Calloway
WRAL-TV Reporter Valonda Calloway recently received an honor from the 100 Black Men organization.

On Saturday, April 16, 2005, the 100 Black Men of the Triangle saluted WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Valonda Calloway for her many contributions to the greater Raleigh community. Calloway was one of five area honorees selected for her outstanding efforts to improve the lives of today’s youth. Her daily life is a reflection of her belief that “to whom much is given… much is required.”

In addition to her professional affiliations with the Triangle Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists, Calloway also volunteers as a college mentor, with the YWCA, the Raleigh Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, and the Winston-Salem State University Alumni Association.

Other distinguished honorees included: Ms. Wanda Bryant, NC Court of Appeals; Ms. Janice Mills, JD, Dean of Law School, NCCU; Ms. Hilda Pinnix-Ragland, VP of Northern Region, Progress Energy; and R. Lorraine Wright, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Management, NCSU.

Randal & Valonda Calloway
Valonda Calloway attended the awards event with her husband, Randal.

After the awards presentation, the capacity crowd enjoyed the delightful sounds of “Five Men on a Stool,” a jazz group based out of Atlanta, GA, followed by dancing into the night courtesy of the DJ.

The mission of the “100” is to improve the quality of life and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African-Americans. The event was co-sponsored by Capitol Broadcasting Company.

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Miriam Sutton for this capcom story & these capcom photos.

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