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Kenya Thomas

Kenya Thomas

Producer | Entertainment Reporter | Editor

The Skinny NYC

Brooklyn, Other

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The Skinny NYC

Producer | Entertainment Reporter | Editor

Produces and presents entertainment segments for entertainment show The Skinny NYC
.Connects with the audience in a creative, informative, clear and logical manor.

.Duties include: Script writing, proficiency in Microsoft office, maintaining knowledge of broadcast and production standards, time management, attention to detail, scheduling major artist and entertainers for interviews, working closely with the show producer, editing and production team, knowledge of entertainment; fashion and political issues and events, Communicates and maintains relationships with record labels and other media sources

.Obtains sponsorship for wardrobe from: Hellz Bellz, DollHouse Clothing, Johnny Cupcakes, David & Goliath Tee’s and J & Company Jeans.

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The SkinNYC Publicity & Consulting

CEO/Personal Consultant

Liason between client, the public and the entertainment industry. Provided personal support & consulting to Sauce Money - songwriter who penned the hit song "I'll Be Missing You" for Sean P Diddy Combs, as well as, WQHT Hot 97 and Heavy Hitter Dj Absolut

·Worked closely with clients while dealing with private and proprietary information

·Publicity - including Biography writing, preparation and distribution of press releases, sending E-mail blasts, responding to inquiries via phone and E-mail

·Maintained and continues to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of clients

·Planned travel agendas and booked travel

·Maintained and updated websites, myspace pages, facebook and twitter accounts

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WKBW - ABC 7

Co-Host / Reporter

Co-Host/Reporter for Official Heat which airs on WKBW - ABC 7, which is broadcast to Upstate, NY; Northern Pennsylvania and internationally in Toronto, Ontario Canada

·Involved in all aspects of planning and pre-production "The Skinny" entertainment segment of Official Heat

·Highlights include covering interviews with Angela Bassett, CeCe Penniston, Derek Luke, Day26, Emily King and covering Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009

·Maintains knowledge of ABC's broadcast and production standards; as well as fashion, music, entertainment, political and current events

·Communicates and maintains relationships with Record Label Representatives, Publicists and Personal Assistants

·Obtains and solidifies donations and wardrobe

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Urban Envy Marketing & Promotions

CEO

Created & executed events, as well as, managed & promoted models

·Responsible for negotiating and booking venues for parties, fashion shows etc.

·Coordinated seating arrangements, travel and lodging accommodations, scheduling and budgets

·Managed the careers of urban models for music videos, magazines and fashion

·Highlights of event planning include Eye Candy Fashion Show which showcased clothing pulled from Rocawear, State Property, Team Roc, Vone Fashion and Madsoul Clothing

·Highlights of model promotion includes appearances in YRB, Don Diva, Feds and I.b Concept Magazines, as well as, roles in videos for Cheri Dennis and Juelz Santana

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Island Def Jam Music Group

Steet Team Manager/Organizer

Manager/Supervisor of a team of 30 teens

·Planned and executed creative strategies to market music artist for Def Jam Recordings including listening events and creatively-themed parties

·Managed a group of 30 high school/college students between the ages of 15 and 24

·Established signage campaigns around the city

·Instrumental in boosting upstate record sales for Def Jam Recordings artist

·Attending Def Jam Recordings concerts and events to put up signs and pass out promotional material

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St. Bonaventure University

Philosophy/Pre-Law

Fashion Institute of Technology

AAS, Marketing & Advertising Communications