With her infectious personality and insatiable energy, Vanessa James uses her multi-platform career in music, radio, TV, voiceover and media to inspire others every day. A native South Floridian with Trinidadian and Venezuelan roots, Vanessa is a graduate of The Florida State University with a degree in Spanish and Mass Media Studies. For nearly 12 years, VJ (as she’s widely known) kept Florida on the pulse of all things new in music, fashion, entertainment news, and the happening’s in the community on her popular radio shows in various markets. With radio as the foundation of her media career, she started her professional radio career at Clear Channel Tallahassee as its first Music Director and later the station’s Program Director for WBWT-FM.
After four years of success and a desire to reconnect with the South Florida community, a yearning for further professional growth prompted her return to Miami to guide WMIB-FM 103.5 The Beat. She held the coveted position of the stations Music and Marketing Director, as well as host of her widely popular midday show. After garnering the reputation for having incredible energy, a positive spirit, an intimate connection with her audience, and a voice like no other, Vanessa launchedhttp://www.vanessajamesmedia.com in 2008. The multimedia site showcases her dynamic voice-over talent for clients around the globe. Her undeniable connection prompted Atlas Agency to call her for representation in 2011 and she now voices over 20 of the nations most renowned radio and television stations and brands nationwide. Among the heavy weights, Vanessa serves as the voice of: WKTU-FM (103.5) New York City, KMEL-FM (106.7) San Francisco, (93.5) Toronto, WJPZ-FM New York, WRDW-FM Philly (96.5), WBQT-FM Boston (96.9), and lends her voice talents to several nationwide brand campaigns including: Open English, Macy’s, HP, Starbucks,Microsoft, RCA and Warner Music groups, Monster Products, and most recently Animal Planet and VH-1.
In 2009, Vanessa propelled her platform to new heights with the extension of her voiceover business to a hub for all things VJM; hence the launch of Vanessa James Media, LLC! VJM celebrates her success as Miami’s premier bi-lingual, female multi-media personality and as an experienced events host and producer, entertainment correspondent, blogger, and brand ambassador http://www.vanessajamesmedia.com.
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