Laila Muhammad, Class of '03

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Communication, History

Graduate Degree: Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism ’04 Master of Science, Journalism

Currently: Morning and Noon Anchor at WTKR News Channel

“I was known as ‘the mouth of the south’ in elementary school because I was so loud and talkative. I learned to tone it down a bit after many silent lunches sitting with the principal in the cafeteria. It wasn’t until my freshman year of high school that I realized my gift of gab could work in my favor. I remember finding my passion watching Channel One News in third period. I was fascinated by the reporting and knew then that I wanted to be a news reporter.

Finding the right opportunities was the next step. When Salem College contacted me, I was really interested in how successful many of the communication graduates had become. In just one visit I felt immediately connected. Everyone was so personal and very one-on-one. From the start they really took the time to get to know me and help me.

Between the internships and the incredibly supportive alumnae network, I had a career network in the industry that was far beyond my peers BEFORE I graduated. The network included businesswomen willing to be a reference in key media cities such as New York and LA. Additionally, I was lucky to be paired with Wanda Stark, news anchor at WXII 12 Winston-Salem, in a Salem leadership program. Wanda is still my mentor today.”

 

Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather, all classes have been canceled and all offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016.

Scholarship Weekend events scheduled for Monday, February 15, will take place in the Single Sisters House.

Tue Feb 16 00:00:00 EST 2016