Thursday, October 28, 2010

We Are Inspired By This BOSS: Cathleen Trig-Jones

CATHLEEN TRIGG-JONES
Anchor/Reporter/Actress/Producer

From the age of seven, EMMY Award-winning Journalist Cathleen Trigg-Jones knew she would one day be gracing the screen of television.  As a young girl growing up in Dover, Delaware she dreamed of being a movie star or host of her own talk show. As fate and years of hard work would have it, Cathleen did eventually make her dream come true.

Cathleen is probably best known for her work as an Anchor and Reporter at UPN 9, (now MY 9 News) in New York, where she spent seven years establishing herself as one of the most versatile and well respected journalists in the #1 TV market.  Although Cathleen could commonly be seen on the red carpet of movie premiers and at exclusive parties interviewing countless celebrities, Cathleen made her true mark putting on a more serious hat and tackling such hard hitting investigative stories as "Aids in the Church" and "Modern Day Slavery".  In fact, it was her series of reports exposing these two issues that won Cathleen two 2002 Emmy nominations for outstanding reporting.  But it is her 2003 Emmy Award for best educational reporting that she is most proud of.

Cathleen’s on-air career spans more than a decade and covers everything from television to radio and even film.  She has served as a reporter and anchor on TV and radio stations in various markets including Norfolk, Richmond, Salisbury, Dover, Milford and New York City, where she could be seen on the air at CBS, ABC, UPN and FOX affiliates.

More recently, Cathleen has appeared on the big and small screen where she has been cast in roles such as Mary Ilene Casilotti, a reporter in the Disney movie “Enchanted,” a CNN Anchorwoman in the ABC series “Six Degrees”, and a reporter in “Dirty, Sexy Money,” as she balances her career between acting, producing and on-air hosting.

It was these experiences that fueled Cathleen’s desire to create and produce her own TV and Film projects. In 2002, She founded CatScape Productions, a multi-media production company dedicated to creating and producing award winning films, documentaries, commercials, music videos and original TV programming.  In fact, Cathleen is the Executive Producer for “Uptown Girls,” a sexy new series where “Sex and the City” meets “Soul Food” in this hour-long dramedy based on the lives of five real sisters from Harlem. 

A Graduate of Delaware State University in her hometown of Dover, Delaware, Cathleen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 1992.  She has been named Alumnae of the Year twice by the University's Mass Communication's Society and was recognized as one of the University's most successful graduates.

Cathleen is a member of SAG, AFTRA, The New York and National Association of Black Journalists and Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority. She is also very active in several church and charitable organizations. She serves on the board of AHEAD, a non-profit organization that provides educational, health and agricultural resources to underserved communities around the world, and served as co-chair of NYSAVES, a non-profit organization that provides emergency veterinary services to pets of low-income families.

Come meet this BOSS "Influencer", and our other phenomenal honorees, at The BOSS Network's "Influencers" event on November 10, 2010 in in New York, NY. You can register for the event here. Come out and be inspired!

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