Dr. Sheila Brooks is an accomplished entrepreneur, author, Emmy-award winning journalist and expert in multicultural marketing, public health communications and entrepreneurial education. Brooks is founder, president and CEO of SRB Communications, a full-service advertising, marketing and PR agency that specializes in multicultural markets and video production. Her more than four decades of trailblazing leadership in media and communications reflects the long track record of success in and commitment to Washington, D.C.’s creative and entrepreneurial economy.
A former TV anchor, reporter, executive producer and news director, she has received numerous journalism and entrepreneurial awards and honors. Among them are two Emmy Awards, induction into the Mid-Atlantic region’s Emmy Award Hall of Fame, NABJ’s 2019 Ida B. Wells Award and a 2019 NAACP Image Award Nomination for her first book, Lucile H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call: Activist Voice for Social Justice. She wrote a chapter in the 2020 book, Meeting at the Table: Race, African-American Women Write on Race, Culture and Community.
Brooks has a Ph.D. and Master of Arts degrees from Howard University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she was inducted in the department’s 2018 Hall of Fame.