For many Belles, we may have dreamed of being on TV and in front of the camera, Vanessa Echols is an example of getting it done. She is a Alabama Belle through and through, living out her dreams in Florida as a News Anchor. Through everything, Vanessa remains true to her southern upbringing. Learn more about her and her career path below:
Title: News Anchor
Company/Org: WFTV Channel 9 Orlando, FL
Hometown: Auburn, AL
Alma Mater: The University of Alabama
Sorority: Alpha Kappa Alpha
Favorite thing about being southern: The ability to recognize REAL soul food 🙂 (We definitely agree on this one!)
What is your personal life motto: Opportunities often come disguised as obstacles
What is the most challenging professional obstacle you have had? Getting that first job in television news
Who is your favorite character on “ A Different World”? Kim! Beauty and brains!
If you could do any job, what would that be? Talk show host. I have a lot to say. 🙂
Who do you wish you could meet? My grandma who passed away when my father was a child
What would your best friend say is the best/most annoying quality about yourself? Best: I’m dependable. Annoying: I’m impatient!
What advice would you give your younger college self? Relax girl, it’s all going to be ok
Where can we connect with you? Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Make sure to connect with Vanessa and if you are ever in the Orlando area, check her out on WFTV Channel 9. Breaking into to TV is no easy feat and we are so proud of what Vanessa is doing all while being stylish and Southern!