We're elated to have New Orleans on-air journalist and author, Sheba Turk, returning to the 2018 ESSENCE Festival as Saturday's host of our ESSENCE Empowerment Stage.
In addition to keeping the NOLA community up on everything they need to know every weekday morning as a news anchor for local CBS affiliate WWL-TV, the 29-year-old southern belle is also using her platform to help other young people find their paths by sharing her story in a new book titled, Off Air: My Journey To The Anchor Desk.
We caught up with Sheba ahead of her ESSENCE Festival return to find out more about her book, her journey and why she says ESSENCE Fest is the perfect compliment to her hometown. Scroll through to check out 9 things we learned and then be sure to download the official ESSENCE Festival app to stay updated on where you can catch Sheba during Festival's daytime experiences at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
See you in NOLA!