Sheilah Belle “The Belle” is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The Belle Report with over 20 years of publishing and has become one of the top Music Industry go-to platforms for Gospel and Inspirational News. In 2021, Ms. Belle stepped into the role of Chief Operating Officer of the Gospel Industry Network (G.I.N.),
which has over 70 affiliates across the country. She has worked in the field of broadcast news, journalism and press for over 30 years.
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 as well as Fantasia, Albertina Walker, Shirley Caesar, Walter Hawkins and many more.
In addition to producing The Belle Report, Monday through Friday, The Belle is also the Mid-Day (10am to 3pm) host and personality for Radio One’s Praise 104.7FM, 100,000 watts station, which is the most powerful Radio One Gospel station in the country and is based in Richmond, VA.
Before being hired by Radio One, The Belle worked at Clear Channel Radio, which was then sold to I Heart Radio, and then sold to 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 nominated for the Stellar Awards 2021 Announcer of the Year. Ms. Belle was also inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2005, honored by the Gospel Music Workshop of America Gospel Announcers Guild, with the Print Media Award for 2007, received 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. Additionally, Ms. Belle, was inducted into the Virginia Athletic Hall of Fame for Maggie Walker High School in 2005.
She has worked as a News Reporter for BET, WWL TV 4 in New Orleans, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, News Anchor and Helicopter Reporter for WRVA, The Light and the Sheraton Broadcasting Network, Health Producer, for the ABC Richmond, VA TV affiliate, Gospel International Magazine contributing editor, Hosted the Faith Friday segment on NBC Richmond, VA affiliate and Talk Show Hostess from New Orleans to New York for television and radio.
She owns East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest, The Belle Report Entertainment News Update, Ma & Popop Productions, Inc., The Gospel Times Newspaper, The Belle Report, www.thebellereport.com , LaBelle & Associates (a PR, Promotions and Marketing company) and www.FeelGoodGospel.com .
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 12th year with crowds as large as 12,000.
In 2016, Ms. Belle was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, however after much prayer and medical treatment, she became cancer free. On Saturday, March 18th 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” 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.
In 2022, The Belle finalized all requirements and set before the ordination panel of St. Paul’s Baptist Church, to become an ordained minister. She has become a highly requested Inspirational speaker, preacher and teacher and has shared 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.
Listen to the Belle Report as Sheilah Belle returns to Gospel International.com each week with the latest gospel music industry and Christian news and more!