Felicia found God when she was a little girl and was baptized at the age of 7 years old. From then Felicia decided to devote her media and entertainment work to help inspire people. It wasn't until her 30th birthday that she accepted God's calling to minister His word and change her media to be devoted to inspire others on a faith based level. Felicia got her start in the entertainment industry at the age of 10 years old when she was selected to be a kid reporter for the Walt Disney Company ABC Affiliate TV Station, where children were reporters for Election Day.
Felicia is a speaker, author, journalist, TV Host, founder and contributor for various media outlets best known for her award winning "Youth Talk" segments for Millennials, she has become a leading expert and authority for Millennials in media. Felicia is defining talk shows on a new media platform, born entirely of the digital age generation. Felicia’s main objective is to empower millennials to utilize their voice but mostly to provide millennials with a platform to discuss issues affecting their generation.
“I didn't’ know that God was beginning to shape my career when I would get placed on stories that deal with millennials, so one day it hit me, God has called me to provide a platform for millennials to have our voices heard, I’ll create a show and company dedicated to giving millennials a voice,” said Felicia. After all, I am a millennial.
Felicia was inspired after hearing the great words of Mr. Sydney Poitier, Each generation must be responsible for themselves.”
I’m creating www.Felicia.tv to help my generation because if I want to be great and soar in my purpose, I must be surrounded by a generation that is soaring within their purpose and is great. This is a millennial movement.” Felicia not only reports on millennial topics but she’s an expert on millennial issues.
Felicia now focuses on reaching millennials through faith.
As Founder of Felicia, Inc. she has been able to meet with many world leaders internationally and is also dedicating her company for the engagement of millennial new media and new technology which is most common to her generation. Felicia received her Bacherlors Degree in Communication and is currently receiving her Master Degree in Pastoral Care & Counseling where she will work spiritually with individuals to help them grow closer to God. Not only does Felicia want to help save the souls of millennials but Yet alone wants to help marketers reach the millennial demographic because we are the highest trendsetters for advertisers.
FILM Felicia is also an actress and got her start in acting for stage plays in her hometown Cincinnati. Felicia's first play she was in was written by Arethia Hornsby and was an inspirational play.
FOUNDATION As Founder of The Felicia Foundation non profit, Felicia has started a "Youth Movement” and an annual “Youth Summit Tour” to various schools to empower the youth demographic.
Felicia was first inspired to bring “www.Felicia.tv” fully to life in 2004 when she interviewed Author, Activist and Actress, Common. He gave her the word of advice to develop her own talk show. Felicia is a speaker, having spoke to high schools, colleges, youth organizations and youth ministries.
Felicia’s talent really became noticeable after appearing on ABC Network’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition with Mary J. Blige’s (FFAWN) Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now 3E Workshops for young girls. There Felicia told Mary J. Blige she wanted to inspire other young women and millennials. Shortly after, The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation (FFAWN) Executive Director, Maddi Nelson discovered her tenacity, allowing her to be a correspondent for FFAWN. They created FFAWN on Film. Felicia is all about giving back to the community and for YOUTH AND SERVICE, which is why she volunteered to work with President Barack Obama’s video team during his campaign, where she helped log President Obama’s video speeches during the NAACP Conference in the media room and campaign for the “YOUTH VOTE.”
FREEDOM FIGHTER. She serves as an inspiration for youth to achieve their dream. Brown also served as a host for the NAACP Youth & College Division TV where she interviewed youth leaders and young celebrity speakers at the NAACP Youth & College Division portion of the NAACP Convention. She is known for creating a “Revolutionary Youth Movement” to inspire and empower youth to utilize their voice. In 2009 Brown’s CNN student campus iReport for CNN Black in America caught the attention of members of the National Association of Black Journalist as she discussed “Being Young, Black in America.” She has been named by many national journalists as the “Emerging Journalist” to watch. Recently Felicia led a youth movement march in Ohio and NYC.
Felicia was told if you can dream it, you can achieve it. At the age of 13 years old, Brown’s career in television began after being selected to be a Kid Reporter on Election Day and participate in the first class of ABC Affiliate’s, WCPO-TV 9 News High School Careers in Media program from 9th grade until 12th grade. In high school while other students were enjoying outings, Brown spent her extra time working as the Editor in Chief of her high school’s newspaper, “Purcell Marian’s Castle Crier” and balancing an internship at the ABC Affiliate in Ohio. Felicia's passion for television started at a young age when she would watch the evening news and talk shows with her grandmother. Her first thoughts were "how did these people get inside my TV set ... and how does it all work"? During high school Brown participated in several youth groups, such as the YMCA Youth & Government, NAACP Youth & College Division, National Urban League NULITES Youth Summit, Big Brother Big Sister. Break through Collaborative (formerly Summerbridge), Boys & Girls Club of America, Brownies and Girl Scouts of America. Felicia is currently a YOUTH SPEAKER for Girl Scouts of America.
“When I was younger, I’d love to attend youth enrichment programs so I can sit and listen to the panelists speak and when they’d finish speaking I’d ask a ton of questions. I remember my mom would take me to hear great leaders like, Maya Angelou, Bill Clinton and the late Coretta Scott King speak. I thought to myself, I’d love to do that some day,” said Felicia. “I remember doing my first college story on Ms. Maya Angelou and she said, “Everyone can be a rainbow in someone’s cloud and I continue to think, how can I be a rainbow and service for my generation?”
Felicia’s curiosity in television led her to complete a Bachelor's degree in Communication with a focus in Children and Youth Media at the University of Cincinnati. While in school, Felicia made it a point to get her foot into every TV, Newspaper, Online Media and Radio station in Cincinnati and learn every aspect of the biz. During college Brown founded the first Student National Association of Black Journalists chapter on campus and became the first President. Brown’s passion for journalism was so noticeable Felicia’s college Professor sent her resume to ESPN where she served as a Youth Japanese Translator and Stage Manager for ESPN broadcast during the USA verse Japan Figure Skating Competition held in Cincinnati, where she met several young figure skaters Sasha Cohen, Emily Hughes and Kimmie Meissner. Felicia’s first live on camera experience took place her sophomore year of college as a youth reporter/producer for The CW station in Cincinnati, where she covered stories for its youth show, “The Point, This Isn’t Your Parents Type of News.” It was during this experience she met Essence Magazine Editorial Director, Susan Taylor. Brown says, “Meeting Ms. Taylor was so life changing because she told me that her generation is passing the baton to my generation and we as youth must carry it, we must link arms and aims.”
YOUTH JOURNALIST. Felicia’s hard work began to pay off. During college she was a student reporter for the FOX National College Network, Palestra.net, where she interviewed young celebrities from a youth and student perspective. She also worked as a production assistant and a Young VJ/Host for The Zone Youth Christian Music Countdown show, which airs on the Inspirational Network. Brown’s mentor would say, “She’s Tenacious.” Although Felicia is very tenacious, that would count against her sometimes because it would begin to put Felicia in a box, allowing her to only report on stories geared towards children and youth or from a student perspective. Many people would say Felicia is too tenacious to be so young, little did the world know Felicia would turn a negative into a positive, creating a flourishing children and youth media company to give children and youth a voice.
Felicia was 1 of 100 journalism students selected internationally to participate in the New York Prestigious, “International Radio and Television Society Career Workshop” that has molded some great television hosts and journalists in the past, such as Regis Philbum from, “Regis and Kelly.” After college Brown packed her bags and headed to New York to follow her dream to be a TV Host and push to bring her “Youth Talk with Felicia Brown” segments to a network. While in New York Felicia fully launched her children and youth media company, fulfilling her dream to be a national TV Host, Brown currently uses her expertise in addressing youth issues facing (tweens, teens, twenty year olds) and contributes to various television shows. Brown serves as a Youth Expert and guest host for several Youth Summit events. When Brown is not in front of the camera she dedicates all of her time to her newly launched non-profit foundation, “The Voice of the Youth Foundation” where she helps empower youth through media and technology.
Many young celebrities and young social changers are avid supporters of Felicia and can be seen interviewed on Youth Talk episodes. At the age of 25, she’s continuing to enjoy life as a young fresh voice in the world of media and working on her first book. Felicia’s advice to youth is, “Dream Big” and know you’ve got a friend in God. After covering various news stories on children and youth issues and as a youth speaker, it’s time for the birth of “Youth Talk with Felicia Brown.”