About Beatrice Thompson
News & Public Affairs Director for WBAV 101.9FM top rated urban station in North Carolina—also host of top rated radio talk show, “Straight Talk with Bea Thompson; television talk show host, “Queen City Limits” with the City of Charlotte; Motivational/keynote speaker & media trainer for private & corporate clients.
Native of Charlotte, N.C. attending Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools; UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in Radio Television & Motion Pictures/minored in African American Studies.
Professional background: Television News, Corporate Spokeswoman & Radio News & Public Affairs Director for 32 years
First African American female anchor in Charlotte (1980), while working in television news as reporter & morning news anchor @ WBTV-Channel 3 (CBS Affiliate—8 ½ years); Corporate Spokeswoman for Duke energy (then Duke Power—2 ½ years);
Reporter & morning News anchor for WCNC-TV/News 36 (NBC Affiliate-11 years)
News & Public Affairs Director—WBAV/ “V101.9fm” (CBS Radio- 9 years/current)
Television Show host, “Queen City Limits” –City of Charlotte (2 years)
Maya Angelou “Women who lead” Award/UNCF 2008; “Acts of Faith” Service Award-Barber Scotia College 2008; Community Blood Center of the Carolinas” Vision Award” 2007; Omega Psi Phi-Pi Phi chapter Service Award 2008; Lizzie S. Kee “Community Service Award (in honor of the mother of Pastor/gospel singer John P.Kee); U.S. Small Business Administration ”Award of Appreciation 2007; Life in Charlotte “Outstanding Media Community Service Award; Mecklenburg Hymn Choir Union “Dedication to Service” Award 2008 and others………..
Mother of one daughter—Jamila Omari Rasheed, whose name means, “Beautiful, Highest—the Conscious, the Guide.”