Iconic GIRL To Know: Vanessa James

In Iconic GIRLS on January 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm
With her infectious personality, Vanessa James uses music and the media as a platform to inspire others to reach for the stars every day. For nearly 11 years, Vanessa kept the state of Florida on the pulse of all things new in music, fashion trends, entertainment news, and the happening’s in the community while serving up the the best R&B, Hip Hop and Old School on her mid-day show at WMIB-FM 103.5 (formerly) The Beat Miami and as WBWT-FM (formerly) Program Director/Midday Talent in Tallahassee.
A native South Floridian with Trinidadian and Venezuelan roots, Vanessa is a graduate of The Florida State University. Vanessa started her professional radio career at Clear Channel Tallahassee, as a Marketing Assistant. Her dedication propelled her into a series of promotions; first, as Music Director for WBWT-FM, Clear Channel and later the station’s Program Director. After four years of success at WBWT-FM, a desire to reconnect with the South Florida community and a yearning for further professional development prompted her return to South Florida to guide WMIB-FM 103.5 (formerly) The Beat as Music and Marketing Director, as well as hosting her popular Midday show.
In 2008, Vanessa launched, http://www.vanessasvoice.com/, which showcases her voice-over talent for clients around the globe. She also serves as the official voice of WKTU-FM (103.5) New York City, KMEL-FM (106.7) San Francisco and lends her voice talents to several radio stations nationwide including WPGC-FM (95.5) Washington D.C and WOWI-FM(103.1) Norfolk. Current national clients on her voice-over roster include: Macy’s, HP, Starbucks, Microsoft, J, Epics, Sony and Warner Music groups. 
In 2010, with the launch of Vanessa James Media, Vanessa celebrated her success as Miami’s premier bi-lingual, female multi-media personality, as an experienced events host, entertainment correspondent and brand ambassador http://www.vanessajamesmedia.com/.
Vanessa James Media is a comprehensive and interactive company which leverages her versatile talents in music, fashion, television, digital media, product endorsement, event promotion, and voice-overs as a complement to her successes in radio.
Vanessa is fashion in action. You will find her front row interviewing celebs, designers, and fashionistas at fashion focused events such as Mercedes Benz Fashion Week SWIM, Funkshion-Miami Beach Fashion Week and more. She has served as the official brand ambassador for Silver Dagger Clothing and most recently for Cooyah Clothing, creating an innovative and interactive approach to live fashion endorsements. She recently worked with boutique startup company PopChips and Redbull on national branding campaigns and is currently serving as a Brand Ambassador for MasterCard, Interscope Records, and Beats by Dre. 
You can catch Vanessa in a pair of her fierce stilettos hosting and attending star-studded events such as: Mercedes Benz Swim Week, Art Basel, The 9th Mile Bob Marley festival, LIV at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, day parties at The Clevelander Hotel, Love/Hate Sundays, Carnival Miami in October, and private parties like “Miami Social” and the popular “Sunset Lounge” day party. She’s also been tapped to serve as the Social Media Correspondent for the Jamaican Jazz Fest and various national concerts and international concerts s.
2011 welcomes a new facet to Vanessa’s versatile assets. She’s adding more television hosting and producing to her resume with the launch of three new projects: LuxuriousunderGrind, MiamiNowTV, and The Check-In with Vanessa James. The shows will showcase Vanessa’s range, on-camera talents, interview skills and overall personality while tapping into uncharted territories in music, lifestyle, and fashion nationally. Stay tuned! All things fabulous and all things Vanessa James are headed your way!

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