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Employment History

  • President
    Colored Christmas Inc
  • Emmy Award Winning Journalist
    Shop At Home LLC
  • Emmy Award Winning Television Journalist

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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MTSU School of Journalism Professional Advisory Board
www.mtsujournalism.org, 15 Nov 2012 [cached]
Karla Winfrey
Karla Winfrey
Karla is an independent multimedia professional and Emmy award-winning journalist. She also is a partner with Black Box: A Winfrey-Giles Production. The company produces documentaries, lifestyle programming, news features, talk show segments, and multimedia projects for television networks, nonprofits, faith-based communications companies, federal government agencies, and private corporations.
Karla has worked at WABC (New York City), KDFW (Dallas), KUSA (Denver), and WSMV (Nashville). She has garnered national recognition as a consumer investigative reporter, show host/news anchor, and documentary/specials producer. Her work has been featured on CNN, ABC News, BET, NBC, Shop at Home Television, and the Black Family Channel.
Karla has received an array of media and community service awards, and her documentary work on youth, faith, and crime issues has been recognized many times by the National Association of Attorneys General and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. She received an Emmy for the documentary, "I Want to Live," which examined teen violence, suicide, and youth development in Denver.
Karla has been honored numerous times for her work in promoting cancer awareness, and she has leveraged her relationships with entertainers to help in those efforts.
In support of music and the arts, Karla has been the managing executive producer for the Powerhouse Artist Breakout Series in partnership with the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, a premiere showcase of emerging artists. An advocate for literacy, Karla is a co-author of the children's book The ABC's of Etiquette with Ariel, Raquel and Friends. In 2008, Karla received congressional recognition for her service on the initiative called Making Education a Priority Again among African American Males.
She is also the founder of Colored Christmas, a holiday gift line specializing in ethnic décor. Her products have been sold at Cracker Barrel, select Walmart stores, and U.S. military stores. Colored Christmas products have been used to decorate the sets of national television programs.
Karla is a Nashville native and a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. She is a recipient of the MTSU Young Alumni Award and was among the first inductees on MTSU's College of Mass Communication Wall of Fame. She lives in the Atlanta area.
www.arthink.homestead.com, 24 Sept 2006 [cached]
Karla Winfrey Karla is an Emmy award winning television journalist living in Decatur, Georgia.She has spent her career as a consumer reporter; show host and documentary producer at some of the country's most prominent television stations, including WABC in New York, KDFW in Dallas, KUSA in Denver and WSMV in Nashville.She is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists and is the President of Colored Christmas, an e-commerce website that taps into the niche market of African American themed holiday gifts. www.coloredchristmas.com
Shop At Home - Investor Relations
www.shopathometv.com, 14 Oct 2003 [cached]
Karla Winfrey
Karla Winfrey
Shop At Home is proud to have Emmy award winning journalist Karla Winfrey as a part of our family of show hosts.Karla has built her career to this point on consumer investigative reporting and show hosting at some of the country's most premiere media outlets (including WABC in New York City, KDFW in Dallas, KUSA in Denver and WSMV in Nashville).As such, she's a natural fit to Shop At Home!
Karla has been the recipient of an array of awards, including the National Press Club Award for Consumer Journalism, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, National Association of Black Journalists Award for reporting and documentaries, Outstanding Texan Award presented by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, Best of Gannett and the American Red Cross Award for saving a co-worker's life.She has also been honored numerous times for her extensive work in promoting cancer awareness.
A believer in giving back to the community, Karla continues to mentor dozens of young broadcast and print journalists across the nation.In this vein, she has established a scholarship at her alma mater Middle Tennessee State University.She also received the university's Young Alumni Award and was inducted in the School of Journalism's first Hall of Fame.
Karla is also an e-commerce entrepreneur.She is fulfilling her childhood dream designing ethnic holiday gifts for ColoredChristmas.com.
In her free time, you might find her meandering art galleries and shows in search of the perfect pieces to add to her personal collection.Email - kwinfrey@sath.com
About Us
www.coloredchristmas.com, 1 Feb 2009 [cached]
"Colored Christmas" by Karla Winfrey is an Internet company that features ethnic holiday gifts.
by Karla Winfrey
News: Making Networking Work For You
www.edinc.org, 3 Oct 2005 [cached]
Karla Winfrey does a lot of networking as president of Atlanta-based holiday specialty retailer Colored Christmas and a partner in a television production company.Her greatest lesson: Study people's nuances and personalities.It helps in figuring out if you should go straight to the top or start somewhere else.
"I don't always look at the obvious," Winfrey said.
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