This year’s Style & Substance Honoree was Romona Robinson who gave a heartfelt speech about why she became a news anchor. “At six years-old, I told my mother that I wanted to be like Walter Cronkite, but what I didn’t realize is that I’d be doing God’s work in the process.”
Romona is an Emmy-award winner, has interviewed a host of notable people and has a slew of accolades. She is the first Black women to anchor a nightly newscast and first solo weekend anchor in Cleveland. Romona says being the first comes with many challenges. “It’s a lot of pressure being the first and you have no idea what I endured. I can testify that I have gone through receiving death threats and more!” She wrapped up by saying, “Please continue to embrace and celebrate each other–WE NEED IT!”
Romona’s book A Dirt Road To Somewhere is available now on Amazon.