We had the good fortune of connecting with Danielle Lee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Danielle, how do you think about risk?
Risk taking is very important when you have a dream that you can not achieve right away. Some of the best opportunities I’ve had came from taking a risk and believing in myself. I took a risk to get on the plane within a day notice to attend a celebrity event, and it was one of the best decisions, I’ve made in my career. I networked, met so many people, and most importantly I was able to learn. If you are not willing to take a risk and bet on yourself, who will?
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What sets me apart from others is my desire for the industry. Since I was old enough to talk and comprehend what a career was I wanted to be a news reporter. Most kids said doctors, nurses, police, or traditional things like that and there was me saying I’m going to be on the news. I didn’t have an example of anyone in my family or that I knew at all doing this career yet something in me knew it was possible and for me.
I am most proud to officially live out my dreams. After one year & eight months I’ve officially accepted a Digital Producer Role for a news station in Savannah Georgia. Georgia is so special to me. The land of opportunities! I interviewed for a different position 6 months ago & didn’t get the job. I doubled back and they hired me. Do not be afraid to shoot your shot again. Do not rush your journey. Timing is everything and God always has a plan for you. Summer 2021, I took matters into my own hands after no job offers. I met a lot of influencers & celebrities as a result, I was able to take pictures for them. I also interviewed Sydney Mitchell from Starz BMF, Fetty Wap, & Colony Reeves from Selling Tampa.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m a foodie that loves the vibes so once my best friend touch down, we are definitely going to Roc South Cuisine, Toast at Lenox, Dat Fire Chicken, Breakfast at Barney’s, Atl Breakfast Club, Copper Cove, City Museum, Hawks Game, Allure, Gold Room, a Day Party, Brunch on Sunday, & Ponce City Market. You would also catch me at a celeb or high profile event doing journalist things with my camera.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shout out my sister Kayla Darden. She has always pushed me to be the best version of myself. Even on my worst days she still motivated me to pick myself up and keep going. She has an event planning business.
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