Georgia Dawkins serves as Black News Channel’s director of HBCU services. Georgia is an award-winning author, producer, and journalist currently touring the country with her debut book, Everybody Knows: The Power of Being in Position. The former local news and talk show producer is now creating original content as Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Dawkins Media. Affectionately known as the “purpose producer,” this rising star is committed to empowering communities through media.
Dawkins was previously a producer for “Sister Circle Live,” a daily talk show on TV One. In that job, she produced the show’s pilot, developed the show’s digital strategy, and shaped several of the show’s key segments. “Sister Circle Live” reaches 65 million homes every day.
Before coming to “Sister Circle Live,” Dawkins spent 10 years in news production and reporting. She started her career while still in college, serving as a desk assistant for ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” She served as a television news producer in cities including Tallahassee, Fla., Fort Myers, Fla., Shreveport, La., and Tampa, Fla., all before reaching the age of 28. In 2012, she was tapped for Gulf Shore Business magazine’s 40 Under 40 regional leadership award. She has served on the boards of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the Journalism and Women Symposium.
Dawkins has a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism from Florida A&M University. She also serves on the board of directors of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communications' Board of Visitors, where she helps guide the curriculum for future journalists.
This year, NABJ honored Dawkins with the Outstanding Literary Work award for her debut book, Everybody Knows: The Power of Being in Position, at the annual convention hosted in Detroit.