Person of the Week: 9/5
In the fall of 2005, Tami Reed had the opportunity to start her own talk show,”Talking with Tami!” to help viewers learn more about entrepreneurship and business ventures. Tami has always been passionate about people owning their own businesses. She had a very successful business in Cleveland, Ohio, for years, before getting into the entertainment industry. She attended Kent State University and University of Phoenix, earning her Bachelors in Business Management/PR. She is also certified in Television Production.
She has interviewed many notable celebrities – Usher, Sarah Ferguson-The Duchess of York, Jane Fonda, Pamela Anderson, Fergie, Jerry Springer, Dita Von Teese, Sean Puffy Combs, Steve Harvey and many more.
Tami has interviewed on the red carpets at the ASCAP Awards, The Playboy Mansion/Celebrity Poker Tournament, Miss America Pageant, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NAACP Image Awards, The Grammys, BET Awards, Bravo-A-List Awards, and many others. She has made many television appearances, including the Mike & Juliet Show, HGTV’s Deserving Design, Real Housewives of Atlanta, and CBS Better Mornings. Hosting duties found her involved with events such as, The Pink Party with Fantasia & Eva Pigford, Women on the Move, Miss Africa USA, Real Women of Atlanta Breast Cancer Charity Event, Sephora’s grand opening and many girls events.
Tami has been featured in Skirt Magazine, Six Degrees Magazine, The New York Times bestseller, The Mocha Manual (turning your passion into profit), Family Circle, Essence, Glamour and many others. She has done countless interviews online. She has also been the guest writer for many online magazines and other social websites. You can read her column in Today’s Black Woman magazine on newsstands everywhere. She also has a column in Atlanta’s Kontrol Magazine in the Lifestyle section.
Tami hosts a live web show every Monday at 11:00 a.m. est on Mingle Media TV.
You can also catch Tami hosting blogger event/parties for her biggest sponsors/clients doing direct marketing for them. Tami introduces their products or fabulous places to the world with her blogger buddies!
She has won several awards for her talk show and has been nominated for many others. She sits on many panels giving advice on how to start a TV show to how to start a blog or on how to have longevity in the entertainment business. She has also been recognized in her community for speaking to at-risk teens and women in homeless shelters. She speaks annually at the Gwinnett County Peer Leadership Workshop, where she teaches kids to dream big. Tami resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two children.
Her signature trademark is pink and when you see her out, you can’t miss her Pinktabulous style and bubbly personality!
At People You Need to Know Magazine, we’re proud to salute Tami Reed as our Person of the Week!