Valonda Calloway is spokesperson, host, emcee, actor and journalist. She is a native of eastern North Carolina and a graduate of Winston-Salem State University.
She began her career in media as a writer and reporter at the Voice of America radio in Washington, D.C. covering the Africa and Eurasia desks. Valonda was also a correspondent in VOA's Miami bureau reporting on stories including immigration, the drug trade and the World Cup. Valonda returned to North Carolina as a news reporter and anchor for WNCT in Greenville. She was part of the team that won numerous awards, including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow for continuous coverage during Hurricane Floyd.
Valonda arrived in Raleigh as a reporter for WRAL-TV and after just two years was promoted to morning anchor. She interviewed everyone from President Obama to First-Lady Laura Bush to American-Idol runner up Clay Aiken. At WRAL, Valonda put her dance background to use and interviewed and danced with the stars of the Broadway classic "Chicago" and she put on a harness and flew with the star of "Peter Pan."
When WNCN launched the lifestyle show My Carolina Today, creators called on Valonda to host. Not only did she host the show, Valonda was also a content creator. She produced, booked, and prepped guests to be interviewed. Valonda also maintained the show's website and social media channels. At My Carolina Today, Valonda interviewed and danced with The Rockettes, Cirque Du Soleil and the cast of A Chorus Line. She also interviewed a number of stars including Marlon Wayans, Jayne Seymour and Anthony Anderson.
These days you can catch Valonda on camera as the spokesperson for University Ford in Durham. She also represents brands as an actor and host, appearing in commercials and videos for Harris Teeter grocery store, IBM, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) and American Electric Power (AEP), just to name a few. When actor John Cusack's team needed a moderator for a sit-down interview with the actor, they called on Valonda.
A dancer and cheerleader since her early years, Valonda cheered in college and professionally for the Washington Redskins. She loves fashion and in 2013 Carolina Style Magazine named Valonda one of the 25 Most Stylish People In The Triangle.
Whether mentoring middle school girls, serving as a volunteer cheerleading coach or giving her time at a local food pantry, Valonda embraces the verse, “To whom much is given, much is required.” In 2013, Winston-Salem State University honored Valonda with induction into the first 40 under 40 club and in 2015, WSSU gave Valonda its highest recognition, induction into the Hall of Fame. The awards recognize her athletic achievements, public service and career milestones. Valonda is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Valonda Calloway is a dynamic presenter and content creator who is committed to quality, accuracy and having fun!
Emcee & Dancer
Valonda reporting and learning to fly with the cast of Peter Pan at WRAL-TV.
Valonda interviewing the Radio City Rockettes in New York at WNCN -TV.
Copyright 2016. TV Host Valonda Calloway. All rights reserved.
"Valonda's value to My Carolina Today cannot be expressed in this space. She brings with her a wealth of experience, knowledge, and a professional demeanor that serves a great function to both the station and the program."
Ryan Ball/Executive Producer, My Carolina Today/Talk
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WXII TV - Freelance Anchor & Reporter
WRAL TV - Weekday Morning Anchor & Reporter
WNCT TV - Morning Anchor & Reporter
Voice Of America Radio - Writer & Reporter