BBW MEMBER INTERVIEW: Shay Bohannon, AKA Shay Baby, Talk Show Host, Brown Book Series

What is your name?

Shay Bohannon, AKA Shay Baby

What is your occupation?

Talk Show Host

What is your business name?

How long have you been a Boston Business Women’s Member?

1 year

What is your instagram handle?

@brownbookseries

Were you born and raised in Boston? If not, what brought you here?

Born and raised in Atlanta, GA

Tell us more about your job or company and what led you to your career?

The Brown Book Series hosted by Shay Baby features interviews of your favorite Award Winning, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors.<br /> Fun and informative conversation, Hilarious games, Book discussions, book launch parties and romance events. About Shay: Excitement, energy and versatility are just a few of the characteristics you can anticipate from Shay Baby; a well-known Atlanta, Georgia entertainment personality, whose professional career attributes consist of affiliations with many of the top radio shows throughout the greater Metropolitan Georgia area. Shay Baby began her career as a crew member and board operator on the popular Si-Man Morning Show (Classic Soul 102.5-Radio One of Atlanta). Thriving in popularity within the industry and a natural talent for production, Shay Baby's growth and career progression was instantly propelled to the next level. Audience demand, a vivacious personality, poise and charm, earned Shay Baby the reputation of one of Atlanta's most accomplished radio producers. Her growing portfolio of Production opportunities later expanded, to include Praise 97.5 (Connie Flint's Afternoon Praise Party), Hot 107.9 and Magic 107.5; stations exclusive to the Atlanta Radio-One network, Jay Mohr Fox sports show and numerous television and entertainment productions. Quickly becoming a well-known public personality, the opportunity for advancement transitioned Shay Baby to Foxie 105 FM (Columbus, GA), to become the Morning Show Producer and Co-Host. At Foxie, Shay Baby was dubbed, ``The First Lady of Radio``, dominating the local airwaves and nightlife. Shay Baby was again, in high demand by her audience and an overwhelming fan favorite. Shay Baby's radio persona eventually parlayed to greater ventures, which included television, acting (stage plays and commercials) and hosting. Often seen on local news and regional cable shows (What's Happening TV, American Music Makers and 106 and Park), Shay Baby attracted the attention of numerous event sponsors. Escalating expansion of her professional portfolio was attained, as Shay Baby became a highly sought personality, to host celebrity events. Shay Baby's list of credits includes numerous concerts, comedy, gospel and country music shows, all of which demonstrate the diversity of her professional achievements. Dubbed the first lady of Xtreme entertainment (one of the most recognized entertainment company in the LGBT community) Shay Baby has hosted multicity Gay Pride Parades, Sizzle Miami, Tempted to Touch Las Vegas. Shay Baby is an advocate fixture in the LGBT community, lending her hosting and speaking talents in the State of Black Gay America Summit, An evening of praise (Gospel concert benefit for HIV/AIDS) and numerous charity events within the LGBT community. Shay Baby began booking talent for Hutch Entertainment and Omega Media, which directed to her towards an entrepreneurial endeavor, known as Karizma, Inc. The overall success of her career, notoriety and community sponsorship, was formally acknowledged during a commendation ceremony sponsored by the NAACP, where Shay Baby received the prestigious Humanitarian Award for Broadcasting.

What would your clients say about you and your company?

Fun. We really have a good time.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

God Bless The Child That Has His Own.

What is your favorite book?

Too many to count but my favorite authors are Brenda Jackson and Beverly Jenkins.

What is your secret weapon? An app, a tool, a organization method, anything?! (Can be a personal or professional life tool)

God.

What is your most recent WIN? How are you slaying it in your career or business?

Brown Book Series is in a category of it's own and the response has been beyond my wildest dreams in this romance industry

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Do it now, not later.

How do you enjoy your free time?

Reading with a glass of wine.

What is something that not many people know about you?

I have 3 master degrees.

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