Breaking Through Glass Ceilings With Brian H.

Breaking Through Glass Ceilings With Brian H.

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Stories of those who have overcame adversity throughout their careers as well as uncomfortable conversations about trending topics. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brianhwaters/support


Living Her Purpose by Motivating You (Featuring Patricia Barnes)
Sep 12 • 37 min
Patricia Barnes began her career in health care in the nutrition department. While putting herself through nursing school, she worked as an Administrative Assistant and got a closer look at what would become her future career. Today, in addition to the…
Black NFL Agents That Care About Their Players (Featuring Michael De Sane and Ryan Williams-Jenkins
Sep 7 • 38 min
Founders of Divine Sports and Entertainment, Michael De Sane and Ryan Williams-Jenkins come on to discuss their upcoming virtual launch party, why they decided to represent NFL players, and the importance of caring while doing so. We also talked about…
Creating My Own Lane (Featuring Keisha Swafford)
Sep 6 • 31 min
Keisha Swafford stays on the grind creating content on YouTube on her channel, Ballin’ with Keisha. She comes on to discuss creating her content, battling depression and gives key advice to others who may be dealing with the same thing. Subscribe to her…
The Justice Duo Comic Book Series (Featuring Joel Gamble and Tavon Mason)
Sep 3 • 39 min
The lack of representation in the Black community is something that is often discussed. Joel Gamble and Tavon Mason, two former NFL players are working on a comic book with a Black superhero. They come on to discuss growing up in Baltimore, their vision,…
Uncomfortable Conversations A History Lesson In Sports Activism
Sep 1 • 49 min
At 78 years old, Lorenzo Coleman has witnessed so many iconic moments in not only sports history, but U.S. history. My self-adopted grandfather joins me to discuss how the WNBA and NBA players decided to boycott their games after the recent shooting of…
Making Science Go Viral (Featuring Chanapa Tantibanchachai)
Aug 30 • 50 min
I call her the GIF queen! Chanapa Tantibanchachai has found a niche that makes important science stories go viral. We worked together for three years on the Johns Hopkins Media Relations team. She comes on to share her story which includes packing up her…
Uncomfortable Conversations: Being a Black Man in America
Aug 27 • 36 min
Being a Black Man in America is something that is a challenge every day. The latest incident included Jacob Blake being shot by the police seven times in the back. Not one police officer has been arrested. In 2020, racism is alive and well. Mike Patton…
Understanding Athletes From Their Point of View (Featuring Erika Marmolejo)
Aug 23 • 38 min
Erika Marmolejo is an athlete who traded in her gear to work in sports. Beginning her career on the production side, she worked at Fox Sports, ESPN, and for the Sacramento Kings in their Digital Media Department. She would then move into the…
Uncomfortable Conversations: University of North Carolina’s Clusterfuck Featuring Jazmine Bunch
Aug 18 • 32 min
The University of North Carolina went viral when their student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel’s headline read “UNC has A Clusterfuck on their Hands.” The reason, more than 130 students tested positive for COVID-19 after students returned to campus for the…
Changes Happen But the Game Stays the Same (Featuring Quincy Young)
Aug 16 • 52 min
Quincy Young grew up loving the game of basketball. While attending Morehouse College, he worked for Turner Sports as a logger for NBA TV. After graduation, he moved to Bristol, CT where he became a production assistant at ESPN. After leaving ESPN, he…
Uncomfortable Conversations: Shut Down College Football
Aug 13 • 27 min
It’s not a popular opinion but I believe college football needs to shut down this fall. Players are unpaid-student athletes, so how in the world can they be considered essential? Million of people make millions of dollars off of these players, but these…
I Am My Sisters KeepHer (Featuring Shanell Starling)
Aug 9 • 79 min
Shanell Starling is a graduate of Morgan State University and now is a content associate producer at ESPN. In addition, she is the host of the podcast, From the Sidelines with Shanell Starling. She has also spearheaded a women’s support group for other…
Hello 34, It’s My Shaq Year (Brian H. Waters’ birthday Special)
Aug 6 • 112 min
Happy Birthday to me! Hello, 34. As I get excited for my Shaq year, my year of domination, I look back at year 33. My Kareem year. From beginning the year at NABJ, returning to the sports sidelines, returning to my home church, Christian Memorial Church,…
Building Wealth Through Media (Featuring Kenny Barrett)
Aug 2 • 24 min
Kenny Barrett is an entrepreneur whose focus is to build wealth. He comes on to discuss the transition from basketball to business and the BLUEShift Podcast. B.L.U.E (Believe Love Understand & Educate) Download the BLUE Shift Podcast here:…
Season 2 of Breaking Through Glass Ceilings!
Jul 23 • 2 min
Breaking Through Glass Ceilings Returns for Season 2. As I continue to share the breakthrough stories of my friends, I will also add a few bonus episodes sharing my thoughts on trending topics and important issues as well as sports. 8/2: Kenny Barrett…
Black NFL Quarterbacks: The Fab Five All-Stars
Jul 14 • 30 min
The 2019 NFL season was deemed the year of the Black Quarterback. The Fab Five All-Stars (Ashley Baker, Brandon Williams, Brian H. Waters, Kelsey Nicole Nelson, and Renee Washington) discuss Patrick Mahomes winning the Super Bowl, Lamar Jackson winning…
Remembering Kobe Bryant
Jul 12 • 23 min
January 26, 2020 day we will never forget. The Fab Five All-Stars (Ashley Baker, Brandon Williams, Brian H. Waters, Kelsey Nicole Nelson, and Renee Washington) take time to reflect on the life of the Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant and what he meant on and off…
COVID-19 Puts Sports on Hold
Jul 4 • 38 min
COVID-19 has put the sports world on hold, and now as things star to open up, the NBA will look to resume their season in a bubble in Orlando Flordia. The Fab Five All-Stars (Ashley Baker, Brandon Williams, Brian H. Waters, Kelsey Nicole Nelson, and Renee…
The Racial Pandemic in 2020 - Featuring the Fab Five All-Stars
Jul 3 • 31 min
Black lives are constantly pushed to the back burner. If a Black man gets killed by the police, the police walk, and the family is left without justice. In May, the death of George Floyd sparked a global outrage that led to protests around the world. On…
Sexual Harassment in Journalism
Jul 3 • 35 min
In an industry we love, Black women continue to remain unprotected. Recently a few Black journalists who are women revealed that they have been sexually harassed throughout their career. As we look back at the first half of 2020 The Fab Five All-Stars…
Keeping it 100 While Giving Back (Featuring Cassius Flemming)
Jun 28 • 66 min
Cassius Flemming is an associate producer for Spotify. Prior to Spotify, he worked as a Content Associate at ESPN and an Associate Producer at CBS. He comes on to discuss his career and the importance of staying true to yourself and listening to your…
Locked in on Sports Radio (Featuring Norman Locke)
Jun 21 • 48 min
Norman Locke is an on-air personality for ESPN 1420AM in Lafayette, Lousiana. He shares his experience including how he switched from being a Microbiology major to a broadcast journalism major, being on the field as LSU won the National Championship, and…
Everything Real About Working in Sports (Featuring DeVry Smothers)
Jun 14 • 84 min
DeVry Smothers is someone who I worked closely with during my time at ESPN. He is also the host of the Everything Real Podcast where he shares his opinion on sports, movies, technologies, and more. He discusses going from a small school, Northwestern…
Faith Without Works is Dead (Featuring Tony Betton Jr.)
Jun 7 • 70 min
Tony Betton Jr. is a journalist, but he is God’s child first. Every day of the week he hosts a daily devotion on Instagram Live that allows viewers to start the day off with the word of God. He is an anchor, reporter, and producer at ABC21 WPTA News in…
An Ordinary Son Sharing The Extrordinary Lessons from his Ordinary Dad (Featuring Carlos J. Avent)
May 31 • 70 min
Carlos J. Avent holds many titles. Businessman, mentor, educator, but his most important one is dad. One of the reasons he is such a great dad is due to the fact that he had a great dad. Recently he wrote the book, 10 Extraordinary Lessons from an…
Sharing a Story People Can Relate to Though Music (Featuring Heather Harvin)
May 24 • 54 min
Heather Harvin is an R&B singer who recently dropped a title, Dang Bae which can be found on all streaming platforms. She comes on to discuss her career as well as how she maintains her faith in God and remains a disciple even though she is not singing…
Using Journalism to Educate Parents About the School System (Featuring Kenya Hunter)
May 17 • 38 min
Kenya Hunter is the first-ever African American reporter at Rome News. I recently caught up with her as she just moved to Richmond, Virginia where she is now an education reporter at the Richmond Times-Dispatch. She comes on to discuss the important roles…
Stepping Outside of Derrick Rose’s Shadow (Featuring Joshua A. Vinson)
May 10 • 52 min
Joshua A. Vinson got his first taste of journalism as a writer for the youngest Derrick Rose’s website. After Rose was traded from Josh’s hometown of Chicago, he would make a name for himself as NBA and NFL reporter. He comes on to discuss this and…
Feedback is a Gift (Featuring Taylor C. Shaw)
May 3 • 57 min
Taylor Shaw is an adjunct professor at Shaw University and a Certified Social Media Specialist in the health care industry. She comes on to this episode of Breaking Through Glass Ceilings to discuss her career and why it is important for her to give back.…
Doing The Job You Hired Me For (Featuring Brittany Leigh)
Apr 26 • 81 min
Brittany Leigh is no doubt one of the biggest inspirations in my career. She creating some game changing strategies for Sandler Training and Johns Hopkins Medicine. That has led her to her current role as the Brand Market Manager at Downtown Locker Room.…
Bringing Journalism to E-Sports (Featuring Jourdan Kerl)
Apr 19 • 51 min
Most journalism students want to pursue a career in sports, entertainment or news. However, Jourdan Kerl took a different route. Growing up as an avid gamer, she decided to pursue a career in e-sports journalism. She comes on to discuss what it is like…
Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle While Working in Public Relations (Featuring Ashley Mil)
Apr 12 • 45 min
Ashley Mil is someone who helped me first hand achieve a healthier lifestyle. She comes on the show to discuss her love and passion for fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle balance while working a 9 to 5. She is also a public relations professional…
Being Who You Are, But Keeping It Cute (Featuring Jhas Williams)
Apr 5 • 45 min
Jhas Williams is a radio and television personality who is very vocal about her love and trust in Jesus Christ. She discusses the balance of being her self, even when someone is trying to destroy her. Also in a time where the media is not always trusted,…
You Don’t Have to Be an Artist to Be in the Music Business (Featuring Khaaliq Crowder)
Mar 29 • 52 min
Khaaliq Crowder comes to discuss his love for music and pop culture. Many people believe that in order to be in the music business, you have to be an artist, well Khaaliq is here to let you know that there are other ways to get involved. He also tells…
Keep Your Options Open and Learn to Be the Jack of All Trades (Featuring Benjamin McKnight III)
Mar 22 • 56 min
Benjamin McKnight is currently a Communications Analyst with Vox Optima. Before joining Vox Optima, like many college graduates, Ben dealt with post-graduation depression. He discusses this, how he balanced being in JROTC and being a journalism student…
Your Favorite Mentor’s Mentor (Featuring Michael Lyle)
Mar 15 • 43 min
Michael Lyle has been a mentor to a lot of young journalist in the company. He joins Brian H. Waters on this edition of Breaking Through Glass Ceilings to discuss how he got started in the business, getting a Masters degree in journalism and why he is so…
It Wasn’t The Viral Reel, It Was God’s Favor (Featuring David Schiele)
Mar 8 • 53 min
In November 2018, David Schiele posted his reel on Twitter and it went viral. Even Good Morning America and The Today Show covered it. David says this was because of God’s favor. He discusses when he first fell in love with journalism, implementing pro…
Being the Voice of Your Community Behind the Scenes (Featuring Tramon Lucas)
Mar 1 • 70 min
Tramon Lucas is a Digital Editor at WBAL-TV in his hometown of Baltimore. Born and raised in Charm City, he comes on to share how he made a name for himself at Morgan State University, including being apart of the National Association Of Black Journalist…
The Dream Comes True When You Make Your Own Opportunities (Featuring Mallik Obee)
Feb 23 • 76 min
Maliik Obee a beat writer for the XFL’s D.C. Defenders comes on to discuss the importance of creating your opportunities while you are on the path of achieving your dreams. Maliik is a graduate of Morgan State University who has had stops at Fox Sports…
The Power of Social Media (Featuring D’Ante Smith)
Feb 16 • 63 min
In the past decade, social media has become more than just a place to stay in contact with your family, it has become a career. D’Ante Smith who began his career as a reporter comes on to discuss how he went from reporter to a production assistant to a…
Media Family You Are Not Alone (Featuring Danielle J. Martin)
Feb 9 • 43 min
Danielle J. Martin of WBIW comes on to discuss the importance of staying true to yourself while telling the story. She also shares how she landed her MMJ position before the NABJ Convention in 2019, her experience speaking on a panel at the convention,…
Quartet Is The Soul (Bonus Episode Featuring Deyontay Riddick)
Feb 4 • 32 min
Deyontay Riddick, the lead singer of Deyontay and Nu Direction, joins Breaking Through Glass Ceilings W/ Brian H. to discuss their brand new album, Sing Praises. Deyontay discusses how he got into gospel quartet, why he loves it so much and why he chose…
Million Views on a Reel (Featuring Brianna Dahlquist)
Feb 2 • 48 min
Brianna Dahlquist took a risk that paid off. She posted her broadcast demo reel on Twitter and received more than 2 million views and it ultimately led her to a job in Fort Wayne Indiana. She discusses her journey which includes getting right back into…
Special Dedication To Kobe Bryant
Jan 28 • 30 min
I sit here writing this description trying to find the right words. This episode, I reflect on my favorite NBA player, Kobe Bryant. I never cried over someone I never met in person the way I did about his death. He would tell all of us to wipe the tears…
Making Yourself Apart of the Community (Featuring Jade Jackson)
Jan 26 • 37 min
For every young journalist, it can be tough moving into a new environment where you do not know anyone, yet you are required to deliver the news. Jade Jackson discusses the importance of making yourself a part of that community in order to make your job…
Keeping The Interview Real (Featuring Jael Rucker)
Jan 19 • 40 min
Jael Rucker has found a way to draw an audience by being herself and creating her own content. She discusses how she went to a new high school and created her own sports show just two weeks after enrolling. She also discusses the irony of becoming a…
A Mom Making It In Media (Featuring Ashley Baker)
Jan 12 • 65 min
Ashley Baker, a proud mom of two is eager to prove to the world that children are motivation, not a hindrance. She stop by to talk about what made her decide that it was never too late to chase her dream of being in sports. Ashley discusses her time…
Exchanging the Cleats for the Microphone (Featuring Renee P. Washington)
Jan 5 • 38 min
Renee Washington is an All-American soccer player who had many offers to play professionally, but she decided to pursue a journalism career. She stops by to discuss making that switch, working on the sideline for ESPN, Fox Sports, hosting her show Beyond…
Putting Bowie State’s NABJ On The Map (Featuring Brandon Williams)
Dec 30, 2019 • 45 min
Brandon Williams has not graduated from college yet, but that still has not stopped him from creating a legacy at Bowie State University. He discusses why it is important for him to train the next generation while he is still in college, as well as…
Lavar Ball Ain’t That Bad (Featuring Kelsey Nicole Nelson)
Dec 23, 2019 • 46 min
The host of Listen In With KNN and Fox Sports reporter, Kelsey Nicole Nelson discusses how she got into Broadcast Journalism, how the National Association Of Black Journalist Short Course changed her life, working at Fox Sports 1340am, and how she earned…
From The Storeroom to the Boardroom
Dec 15, 2019 • 53 min
Welcome to the 1st episode of Breaking Through Glass Ceilings W/ Brian H. Waters. In this episode, I discuss my journey to my current position at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Prior to becoming an award-winning Communications Specialists, I worked in the…
BWaters Productions Enters the Podcast Game, Sharing The Journeys of Successful
Dec 8, 2019 • 2 min
In life, we all know where we want to get to, but sometimes there are expectations set for us and the opposition does not want to see us succeed. Everyone has a story and sometimes listening to someone who has traveled a similar path can help you along…