Doris McMillon brings a myriad of exceptional talent and diverse media experience, including influential media training, key message development, community engagement, executive presentation coaching, customer service training, image branding, leadership development, facilitation and moderation, and video production.
McMillon’s communications savvy has afforded her the opportunity to be an instructor at The Graduate School USA in Washington, D.C., where she teaches all levels of government employees how to communicate effectively in the workplace. In addition, McMillon provides on-line instruction for the school’s communications courses. She provides Media Training for Senior Executive Service personnel who are tasked with providing important policy-making, policy-determining, or other executive functions. As a sought after speaker, McMillon also provides Spokesperson Presentation Coaching. She is currently working on a new publication entitled, It’s Showtime! Wowing Your Audience with Power, Passion and Presence. McMillon is also the co-author of, The ABC’s of Media: Turning Negative News into Positive Press, which teaches how to give a great interview for Radio, TV, Print and Social Media.
McMillon plays herself as an anchorwoman in Clint Eastwood’s Movie, IN THE LINE OF FIRE, Wesley Snipes’ movie, MURDER AT 1600, HEAD OF STATE, with Chris Rock and Bernie Mac. She also plays herself as a news anchor for the TV series the WEST WING, NCIS, and the WIRE.
A veteran journalist, newscaster and producer, this communications strategist has more than three decades of business experience with work spanning posts at major market radio stations, cable television networks, and three major networks, where she created the innovative concept of Excellence in CommunicationsTM – a baseline principle focused on executing effective communication for business representatives. “How we communicate, whether using the written or spoken word, is the basis for how our message is sent and received. Knowing how to deliver your message will determine your success in the marketplace.”
McMillon’s career has spanned the nation and the international community. In addition to anchoring and hosting programs for the former United States Information Agency, Ms. McMillon reported for WJR Radio in Detroit, Michigan. She was a correspondent and anchor for the NBC Radio Network in New York. When she moved to television, she co-anchored and reported in prime-time news hour slots at WABC-TV, Eyewitness News including tenure at Metromedia/Fox New York flagship station, WNTW-TV, where she went undercover as a welfare recipient for the hard-hitting, Emmy Award winning series, The Welfare Rip-off. Her stellar career took her to WJLA-TV and Black Entertainment TV in Washington, D.C.
McMillon has been appointed to serve as a Commissioner for the Prince George’s County (Maryland) Cable Commission.