Thanks for stopping by. I’m MalaniKai! I’ve worked in various areas of radio and television for the past 15 years. I was born and raised in Troy, NY and attended The Redemption Christian Academy, one of four remaining historically African American boarding schools in America. I excelled both on and off the basketball court and graduated with honors. I’m still RCA’s all-time leading scorer. You don’t want to get on the court with me! Apparently I’m extremely humble!
I accepted a full basketball scholarship to Syracuse University and studied Radio and Television Broadcasting. I eventually transferred to Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, NJ and went on to Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA to further pursue my education. Liberty U. is where I hosted my first radio show. I was hooked!
After college I landed my first paid radio job as a morning show co-host in Winston Salem, NC. While working in radio, I stayed with the game of basketball by helping train and mentor high school students.
Two years later my High School alma mater recruited me back to make school history by becoming RCA’s first female head coach of a boy’s prep team. I loved coaching the boys and my RCA Lion’s racked up wins against other powerhouse teams across the country. More important than winning, I taught my players to build good character and to give 110% in every aspect of life.
When I ended my coaching career to pursue broadcasting, 95% of my players received full athletic or academic scholarships to attend college.
I returned to radio as a Talk Show Host and High School Football Color Commentator. I also continued training and mentoring athletes at the Redemption Christian Academy. I still do! Eventually I accepted the position as a radio News Director and Morning Show Co-Host. I also hosted a Sunday morning gospel program.
At some point in time I landed in Atlanta as a radio news anchor/reporter. Since then I’ve hosted various programs and I’m a voice over talent. I’ve been blessed to work with great broadcasting companies such as CBS Radio, Clear Channel, and Turner Broadcasting. When I’m not on the radio or working behind the scenes in television, you will find me mentoring and coaching student-athletes. Helping train future leaders is a passion of mine.
My motto is “DARE TO SPEAK YOUR MIND”. So brace yourself as you listen. I’ve been known to be extremely opinionated, but that’s the beauty of the freedom of speech and expression! Thanks again for stopping by.