Janel St. John



Award-winning Journalist + Entrepreneur

I’ve been in media production since I had to use a mini TAPE RECORDER; it was back when I had to SPLICE tape and use a 35mm PENTAX camera; when hair relaxers were all the rage and long before anyone could even imagine a car selfie! I was on the RADIO airwaves in 1994! By 2007, I was podcasting on iWeb before anyone even knew what a podcast was! A few of my interviews over the years...



When magazines such as Elle, Vogue, Essence and In Style need a Stylist and Fashion Editor, they call on Zoey Washington.  She’s been featured on The Today Show, The Tyra Banks Show and the CBS Early Show. She is a Creative Consultant to some of the world's leading fashion and lifestyle brands, including Pandora Jewelry, Macy's and Bloomingdales. She is also the founder of LITTLEBirds, a fashion styling company for teens.

A Baltimore native, Washington earned her BA in Art History from Columbia University. In 2007, after hosting an INC fashion show at Macy's, I sat down with her to get the scoop on what it’s really like to have a career in fashion.

You can see some of her amazing work, here: ZWashington.com

Click on the top right photo for her feature in the Baltimore Sun.




Producer/Director Adam Zucker, and his documentary film, “Greensboro: Closer to the Truth,” were a highlight of the 2008 Columbus Jewish Film Festival. The film followed survivors of the Greensboro Massacre of 1979. The clash, between members of the Communist Workers Party and the Klu Klux Klan, left five people dead and 11 injured. Though it was captured by four local news camera crews and two police officers were present, the Klanmen and Nazis charged, were acquitted of murder by all-white juries. Twenty-five years later, Zucker’s film, reconnects with the players in this tragedy. Beautiful and haunting, the film delivered a message of hope and healing.

I wanted to speak with Zucker in advance of the screening, so I couldn’t do the interview in person. I put my home phone on speaker and recorded our conversation with my Sony Clie.





IsaIsaac Simpson is a three-time Gospel Music Academy Winner! I wrote two stories about the artist and his group, Divine Providence, who were just on the verge of national stardom after winning the 2006 Artist Vocal Group - Overall Grand Prize and the Urban Gospel Award at the GMA Academy Artist & Song National Competition.

I was right there for their LIVE DVD recording “Right Now,” - which was at All Nations Church in Columbus, Ohio!

He came by my office in 2006 to talk about his experience at GMA, being newly signed to Alliant Music Group and his miraculous recovery from the gunshot wound that nearly took his life.






By 2007, I had started Podcasting on iWeb. This was my first ArtCast, which was an Arts Podcast covering Central Ohio.

It features Mark Holbrook and William Mahon of the Ohio Historical Society on their "Sports" exhibtion.







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