Sheilah Belle “The Belle” has worked in the field of broadcast news, journalism and with the press for over 30 years. She is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The Belle Report now entering its 15th year of publishing. The Belle has interviewed and met with some of the most influential people in the world including Nelson Mandela, President Bill Clinton,
President Jimmy Carter, President Barack Obama,
Oprah Winfrey, Dick Gregory, Coretta Scott King, Jesse Jackson and many others.
In addition to producing The Belle Report, The Belle currently produces and anchors the syndicated radio news show, The Belle Report Entertainment News Update, now airing in 57 markets across the country. The Belle is also the Mid-Day (10am to 3pm) host and personality on Radio One’s Praise 104.7FM, 100,000 watts, which is the most powerful Radio One Gospel radio station in the country and based in Richmond, VA.
Prior to Radio One, The Belle worked at Clear Channel Radio, which was then sold to iHeart Radio, which was sold to Philadelphia based Entercom Radio, where her talent kept her behind the mic as News and Community Affairs Director and Talk Show Hostess for five 50,000 watts FM radio stations in Virginia, including the top Urban Radio Stations in Richmond and Norfolk, for more than 12 years.
Among her many honors, Ms. Belle was been inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2005, has been honored by the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) Gospel Announcers Guild, with the Print Media Award for 2007, the Crystal Mic Award, Rhythm of Gospel Awards Print Media, several Community Service Awards and received two appointments by then Virginia Governor Douglas L. Wilder. She has worked as a News Reporter for BET, WWL TV 4 in New Orleans, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, The Light and the Sheraton Broadcasting Network, Health Producer, for the ABC Richmond, VA TV affiliate, Hosted the Faith Friday segment on NBC Richmond, VA affiliate and Talk Show Hostess from New Orleans to New York for television and radio.
The Belle is also the visionary, creator, and producer of one of the largest outdoor Gospel Concerts on the East Coast under the name of Gospel Music Fest with The Belle, now entering its 9th year with crowds as large as 12,000.
In 2016, Ms. Belle was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, however after much prayer and medical treatment, her doctors reported that they were no longer able to find cancer in her body.
On Saturday, March 18, 2017, The Belle shared her testimony of healing before a crowd of 5,000 at Transformation Expo, one of Radio One’s largest events. In 2017 “The Belle” as she is affectionately called, was appointed to the Board for the Baptist General Convention of Virginia. In June 2017 she received the Empowerment and Recognition Award from Kimberly Towns Ministries and the 2017 Woman of Wealth Trailblazer Award from New Generation International Ministries. In July 2017, The Belle also was recognized by the GMWA Alliance and GAG Sisterhood as a Trailblazer and Media Mogul. In August, The Belle also served as the guest speaker for Cancer Link, the Over Combers Club and served as the Team Captain for the St. Jude Walk/Run to end childhood cancer.
The Belle is now recognized as one of the most respected multi-media journalists in the country. The Belle has become a highly requested Inspirational speaker sharing platforms with Phylicia
Rashad, Angela Bassett, Niecy Nash, and Bishop T.D. Jakes
as she continues to grow her ministry to inspire and uplift others.