I’ve been a general assignments reporter, an MMJ, a weekend anchor, an executive producer, a cold-case reporter, a morning anchor, and a primetime evening anchor. I’ve also done my share of public speaking, emceeing, voiceover work, on-camera coaching, and life coaching!
A fire for storytelling and serving others led me to find my calling in journalism and that same profound passion also led me to coaching. As the main anchor, I was often charged with helping newer journalists develop their storytelling skills, on-camera presence, delivery, and look. I never realized how much I would enjoy that process, but it is one of the most rewarding things I have ever experienced. I absolutely LOVE helping journalists get better on camera, become stronger storytellers, and watching their confidence soar!
As a journalist, it was always about connecting with people in the communities and making a difference; giving a voice to the voiceless, and shedding light in areas of darkness. I found great fulfillment in the seemingly small things like when my story helped a family reunite with their lost dog after a devasting tornado destroyed their town. They texted me for weeks after reminding me how much it meant to them after losing so much. That’s when it clicked for me – there are no small stories, just opportunities to make a difference.
One of the most rewarding moments in my TV News career was finding out that my coverage of a cold case series in Oklahoma ended up being instrumental in helping it get solved. A family member of the victim’s contacted me years after this coverage to relay this good news and to thank me again. Words cannot describe that feeling. I cried. That family still stays in touch with me to this day.
Being a journalist is more than a job, it’s a calling and a privilege! Because I’ve been there, I know the challenges you’re facing. I can’t wait to chat with you and see how we can get you where you want to go in this crazy TV News business, so you can make the difference you want to make in this world.
I look forward to chatting with you soon! Remember, there’s no second chance for a first impression!
Testimonials for Jalah’s Work
“Jalah is a thoughtful, compassionate storyteller. She engages people and connects with them. I’ve known her for almost ten years now and have worked with her in different capacities. She excels in them all.”
“Jalah Gray is a phenomenal storyteller who cares about people and sharing their goodwill. Her unique voice captures viewers’ attention and their hearts.”
“Jalah is a network quality talent. As a veteran of three networks, I should know. Jalah’s talent equals or exceeds any of my former co-workers at the top levels of the business. Jalah Gray has earned my highest recommendation for any task or assignment.”
“Jalah is the consummate professional, a great mentor and teacher, and a truly great storyteller. During my time working with her Jalah not only improved herself, she constantly made others around her better. I would highly recommend going to her for any of your coaching or storytelling needs!”