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Marcus Smith

Marcus Smith is an Emmy Award-winning senior producer for KTLA 5 News. He produces the KTLA 5 News at 10 and the KTLA 5 News at 11.


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  • Jewel Thais-Williams speaks during an event to dedicate a square in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in her name on Oct. 5, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    LGBT, Human Rights Activist Honored With ‘Jewel Thais-Williams Square’ in Los Angeles

    City officials honored LGBT and Human Rights activist Jewel Thais-Williams Saturday by dedicating a square in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in her name. The square sits at Pico Boulevard and Norton Avenue, in front of the site of the night club she founded in 1972, Jewel’s Catch One. She’s since become recognized by many as a matriarch of Los Angeles’ Black LGBT community and founded the Minority Aids Project and Ruse House. Gayle Anderson reports for the […]

  • Diva Defined: Senator Vincent Hughes

    In this episode of Diva Defined with Sheryl Lee Ralph, Sheryl talks about sleeping with her politics. Sheryl chats with her husband , Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent J. Hughes, about some of their favorite things, education, and possible next steps in his political career. Related show links: SenatorHughes.com Social Media: Twitter | Instagram| Facebook Subscribe to “Diva Defined with Sheryl Lee Ralph”: via iTunes | RSS Sheryl Lee Ralph on social media: Twitter | Instagram About the Podcast: “Diva Defined […]

  • Diva Defined: Tracy McMillan

    In this very intimate episode of Diva Defined with Sheryl Lee Ralph, screenwriter and relationship expert Tracy McMillan discusses her struggles growing up in foster care, having a pimp as a father and a drug addict mother. Tracy discusses embracing her blackness, what she has learned about herself after three failed marriages, and how she made the transition from TV news writer to screenwriter at the age of 42. Related show links: TracyMcMillan.com Social Media: Twitter | Instagram| Facebook Subscribe […]

  • Diva Defined: Shaun Robinson

    In this episode of Diva Defined, TV personality Shaun Robinson talks about her longtime career as an entertainment reporter and host for Access Hollywood. Shaun reveals why she decided to walk away after 15 years on the job. She also opens up about her personal “Me too” experience, her nonprofit organization and life after Access Hollywood. Related show links: ShaunRobinson.com Social Media: Twitter | Instagram| Facebook Subscribe to “Diva Defined with Sheryl Lee Ralph”: via iTunes | RSS Sheryl Lee […]

  • Diva Defined: Dominique DiPrima

    Sheryl Lee Ralph sits down with radio personality, producer,  and activist Dominique DiPrima. Dominique is the voice of L.A.’s urban community, and in this episode of Diva Defined, she discusses a number of topics including motherhood, social issues and traveling to exotic places. Related show links: DominiqueDiPrima.com The Front Page Social Media: Twitter | Instagram| Facebook Subscribe to “Diva Defined with Sheryl Lee Ralph”: via iTunes | RSS Sheryl Lee Ralph on social media: Twitter | Instagram About the Podcast: […]

  • Diva Defined: Areva Martin

    In this episode of Diva Defined with Sheryl Lee Ralph, attorney and TV personality Areva Martin talks about her role on the new show Face the Truth. She also discusses a number of topics like having a child with autism, raising a millennial and what it was like growing up in the projects. Related show links: ArevaMartin.com Make It Rain by Areva Martin Social Media: Twitter | Instagram| Facebook Subscribe to “Diva Defined with Sheryl Lee Ralph”: via iTunes | […]

  • Diva Defined: Angela Means

    Actress and entrepreneur Angela Means talks to Sheryl Lee Ralph about her iconic role of Felicia role in the movie Friday. Angela talks about the viral saying “Bye, Felicia” and its relevance 23 years after the movie’s release. Angela also discusses her challenges with dyslexia, being an empty nester, CTE and veganism. Related show links: Jackfruit Cafe Social Media: Twitter | Instagram| Facebook Subscribe to “Diva Defined with Sheryl Lee Ralph”: via iTunes | RSS Sheryl Lee Ralph on social […]

  • Diva Defined: Sherri Shepherd

    In this episode of Diva Defined with Sheryl Lee Ralph, comedian, actress, and former co-host of The View Sherri Shepherd has a very candid conversation with Sheryl  going through two public divorces, having a son with a disability and Sherri’s dramatic weight loss. Related show links: SherriShepherd.com Social Media: Twitter | Instagram| Facebook Subscribe to “Diva Defined with Sheryl Lee Ralph”: via iTunes | RSS Sheryl Lee Ralph on social media: Twitter | Instagram About the Podcast: “Diva Defined with […]

  • Diva Defined: Nurse Alice

    In this episode of  the “Diva Defined,” Sheryl Lee Ralph gets candid about health. Sheryl sits down with “America’s Favorite Nurse,” Alice Benjamin, to talk about the most important issues affecting women of color. Nurse Alice shares her expertise on a number of health topics including breast cancer, maternal mortality rates, obesity, and heart health. Related show links: AskNurseAlice.com Social Media: Twitter | Instagram| Facebook Subscribe to “Diva Defined with Sheryl Lee Ralph”: via iTunes | RSS Sheryl Lee Ralph […]

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