A Mom’s Story
Brenda Blackmon is co-anchor of My9 News, WWOR-TV’s 10:00 pm newscast. The many professional accolades she has received speak to her continued commitment to excellence in reporting. In 2010, she won her fourth Emmy Award for Best Single Newscast and has been nominated for 15 additional Emmy Awards. Blackmon is also the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Broadcast Excellence. Additionally, she has won more than a dozen Associated Press Awards. Blackmon received a 2010 Inspiration through a Legendary Lifetime in Broadcasting award from the McDonalds Corporation. WWOR presented a special salute in honor of her career that began in her hometown of Columbus, Georgia where she was recognized as One of the Century’s Most Influential.
Blackmon’s community involvement dates back to her early days in television, giving her time to the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon and the Lou Rawls Telethon. Today, she continues to volunteer for special events with SHARE (Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer) and the Bergen Volunteers. This past year, she was recognized for her charitable work by the Queens Courier News as Woman of the Year, as well as by the New Jersey’s Speaker of the House in the General Assembly as the recipient of the Shirley Chisholm Award in Public Service.
Closest to Blackmon’s heart are her contributions to the national campaign to help find a cure for Lupus. In addition to her support for the Alliance for Lupus Research, Blackmon also founded her own organization, The Kelly Fund for Lupus, Inc. a tribute to her daughter Kelly who has Lupus.
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All proceeds from “A Mom’s Story” benefit The Kelly Fund For Lupus, Inc. a non-profit organization founded by Brenda Blackmon whose mission is to raise funds for Lupus research and increase awareness within the community.
Brenda Blackmon & Her Daughter Kelly Raise Awareness About Lupus On Good Day NY
Brenda Blackmon and her daughter Kelly discuss the launch of her new book “A Mom’s Journey,” which chronicles Blackmon’s journey of faith and hope while her daughter battled Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease.