EPISODE 1

JOI-MARIE MCKENZIE

"Are we doing this to get likes and retweets or are we doing this to change the world?"

I sat down with author-writer extraordinaire Joi-Marie McKenzie of Good Morning America Digital. McKenzie didn't always know she wanted to go into journalism. In fact, she spent the early years of her career running from it. 

Fast-forward to today: McKenzie is a published author ("The Engagement Game") who has interviewed Hollywood's hottest celebrities, including Kerry Washington, Spike Lee and Jill Scott... just to name a few!

During our conversation, we spoke about her start in journalism, the importance of self care, the REAL on covering the entertainment industry and how her faith guides her day-to-day life.

Joi-Marie McKenzie's advice for young journalists:

  • "Never say no"
  • "Always say yes"
  • "Come in on time"
  • "Leave late (if you can!)"
  • "Experiment a LOT"
  • "Don't compare"

You can follow Joi-Marie on Twitter @dcfab and on Instagram @dcfab.

 Kay Angrum (left) with Joi-Marie McKenzie (right) at ABC News in New York.

Kay Angrum (left) with Joi-Marie McKenzie (right) at ABC News in New York.