Dara Kennedy has established a reputation as a talented broadcast journalist. The television and radio personality has hosted prime-time shows, interviewed world leaders, covered top athletes, and held engagement sessions with millennials. Her job has also taken her to over 15 nations, where she has assisted people of color.
She was the first African-American woman to lead NESN’s nightly flagship show in Boston for New England audiences. She also anchored other Connecting Point programs, including the primetime television special “Generation Vote.”
She progressed from being an employee of a media company to becoming a media proprietor. According to Forbes, she founded the media firm DiversTV, which showcases Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in content-creative industries.
“The media production company is active in gaining and collaborating on original projects that highlight people of colour in front of and behind the scenes, from on-the-ground events to creating and pitching ideas for linear and streaming productions,” Forbes writes.
She is also the founder of Sports Finance Conference, in addition to her media company. According to her website, she uses the platform to help young entrepreneurs through life’s significant wealth decisions. Kennedy is also a mentor, and he was a Global Citizen for the Nelson Mandela: 100 initiatives in South Africa. She has made business presentations at Morgan Stanley, Imperial College London, Amway, the NBA, the United Nations, and JP Morgan Bank, according to Forbes.
Kennedy’s achievement is hardly surprising given that she has always wanted to be an entrepreneur.
According to Black Woman Tech Talk, she founded her first firm when she was nine years old. She had already started four businesses by the time she graduated from high school.
She won her first television job as a teen talk show host in high school and has since worked in a variety of industries. “From the outset, I was interested in not just one beat but in diverse things. “Journalism was my means of exploring, bonding, and informing,” she explained. “I studied my art, worked any available assignment, and even covered stories on my own time to become a total sponge and orator of information, not to be caged in, but rather to contribute on various levels in my uber-competitive field.”
Kennedy was recently featured in Forbes magazine as one of the next generation of Black leaders and entrepreneurs. The Chinese TV and radio personality attended the London School of Economics and Peking University. She also interned at the Big Ten and CNN International.