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Breaking Through Glass Ceilings With Brian H.

Breaking Through Glass Ceilings With Brian H.

By Brian Waters
Stories of those who have overcame adversity throughout their careers as well as uncomfortable conversations about trending topics.
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Creating a College for Athletes to Get a Second Chance (Featuring Reggie Calhoun Jr.)
Reggie Calhoun Jr, a former athlete himself, has dedicated his life to motivating others to reach their full potential. He shares his story on how he became a consultant after college, and ultimately creating his own school, the RPA College, an esteemed private post-secondary prep institution.  Apple:       Spotify       Anchor     iHeart Radio       Google        Pandora
October 18, 2020
Uncomfortable Conversations Is It Fair to Cancel Ice Cube
Ice Cube has been taking a lot of HEAT because it was revealed that he spoke with the President of the United States, Donald Trump's team about his Contract for Black America. He recently went on CNN to clarify what really happened. So now I am asking you, is it fair to cancel him after this? Let me know what you think. Apple:       Spotify       Anchor     iHeart Radio       Google        Pandora
October 18, 2020
Nova Vemon Basketball Team: Nikita Morris, Kaya Squirewell, and Taylor Pierce
Three members of the  NOVA Vemon AAU basketball team join me to discuss their career, playing ball during the pandemic, and how Basketball is more than a sport for them, it's a sisterhood. Kaya Squirewell is tough and physical on the wing as well as the post, can finish in traffic, and plays hard on both ends. She’s a fierce competitor with a high basketball IQ. Off the bounce, she is a handful and a great decision-maker. She’s a blue-collar, old-school leader who can do just about everything. Her nicknames are KD and Baby LeBron Nikita Morris is a lightning-fast baller who is extremely athletic and great in transition. Tough on-ball defender, great rebounder, very physical, can finish in traffic, and a hard worker on both ends with a high motor and plenty of endurance. Her nickname is Flash. Taylor Pierce is an extremely hard worker who always gives 100% in everything she does. She’s also one of the best teammates I’ve seen and always supports her sisters. She never takes a play off. Last year, she improved by leaps and bounds and was an animal by the end of the season - always going for the rebound and getting shots in.  Her nicknames are The Goat, The Enforcer, The Technician Apple:       Spotify       Anchor     iHeart Radio       Google        Pandora
October 13, 2020
Uncomfortable Conversations: Stop Letting Debates Shows Cause You to Hate LeBron James
We live in a world where everyone wants to have an opinion. They want to build up their favorites, even if it is at the expense of tearing down another. LeBron James has been the topic of so many debate shows and everyone always wants to point out something that he has not done or cannot do. People spend so much time hating on him and a lot of this is fueled by debate shows. As LeBron said, he wants his respect. Apple:       Spotify       Anchor     iHeart Radio       Google        Pandora
October 13, 2020
Los Angeles Lakers are 2019 2020 NBA Champions
The Los Angeles Lakers are the 2019-2020 NBA Champions.  It wasn't a televised decision, it wasn't a letter on a sports magazine, instead, it was a simple tweet from Klutch Sports announcing LeBron James signing with the Lakers. And now we are here. They are champions of the world. Visit   Subscribe to Breaking Through Glass Ceiling W/ Brian H.   Apple:   Spotify   iHeart Radio   Google   Anchor
October 12, 2020
Covering the Media Capital of the World (Featuring Erika Fernandez)
Erika Fernandez is a sports journalist, podcaster, and social media specialist. The New York native stops by to discuss her career journey, being blessed to work in the media capital of the world, and shares how she has overcome some of the struggles women in the sports industry deal with. As a die-hard Mets fan, she shares how she became a fan and her reactions to their two World Series appearances during that time. Follow her on Twitter @CurlsandSports Subscribe to the Curls and Sports Podcast Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora
October 11, 2020
From Sports PR to Sports Journalism (Featuring Carita Parks)
Carita Parks is simply a Communications expert. From public speaking to reporting, to public relations, she can and has done it all. She comes on to discuss how she has been able to juggle many hats in the media business as well as having her own business. Follow her on Twitter @CaritaCParks. Apple:       Spotify       Anchor     iHeart Radio       Google        Pandora
October 4, 2020
NBA Finals: Lakers vs Heat Preview
The Millennial Media Mavens Ashley Baker,  Kelsey Nicole Nelson, Renee P. Washington, Brandon A. Williams, and Brian H. Waters discuss the NBA Finals. Who do you have winning, the Lakers or the Heat? Will LeBron James earn his 4th ring, or will Jimmy Butler spoil the part? Join us for this conversation.    Visit   Subscribe to my podcast,   Breaking Through Glass Ceiling W/ Brian H.   Apple:   Spotify   iHeart Radio   Google   Anchor
September 29, 2020
The Process of Becoming an NBA Agent (Featuring Anthony Johnson)
Ant the Agent, is a certified NBA agent with the Renaissance Sports Group comes on to discuss his career, the process of becoming a sports agent and the importance of helping players build their brand. Anthony, a star running back at Baltimore City College high school discusses the importance of connecting with athletes and more. Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora 
September 27, 2020
Uncomfortable Conversations: Men, Stop Disrespecting Women in Sports
Whether it is fans, colleagues, or even managers, women are disrespected in sports way too much. Just a week ago, Maria Taylor started the week with criticism on how she dressed and ended the week with criticisms of her NBA All Team votes. Jason Whitlock recently attempted to discredit Katie Nolan's career path by saying she only got this far in her career due to her looks. Enough is enough! Men, we must stop disrespecting women in sports. They belong here, they have earned it! Apple:       Spotify       Anchor     iHeart Radio       Google        Pandora
September 23, 2020
The Hometown Hero (Featuring Kyle J. Andrews)
Kyle Andrews grew up as an avid reader of the Baltimore Sun and now he covers high school sports in his hometown. He comes on this week to discuss his journey which includes blogging, freelancing, podcasting, covering his favorite teams, overcoming Hodgkin's Disease while at his dream job. Follow him on Twitter @KyleJAndrewsJ_ Apple:       Spotify       Anchor     iHeart Radio       Google        Pandora
September 20, 2020
Living Her Purpose by Motivating You (Featuring Patricia Barnes)
Patricia Barnes began her career in health care in the nutrition department. While putting herself through nursing school, she worked as an Administrative Assistant and got a closer look at what would become her future career. Today, in addition to the ten years of nursing experience she is a motivational speaker. As the owner of the GoPatty Brand, she encourages everyone to work to achieve their dreams.  Check out here website here Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora
September 13, 2020
Black NFL Agents That Care About Their Players (Featuring Michael De Sane and Ryan Williams-Jenkins
Founders of Divine Sports and Entertainment, Michael De Sane and Ryan Williams-Jenkins come on to discuss their upcoming virtual launch party, why they decided to represent NFL players, and the importance of caring while doing so. We also talked about Black athletes becoming pioneers by attending HBCUs. Follow @DivineSportsEnt on Twitter.  Apple:       Spotify       Anchor     iHeart Radio       Google        Pandora
September 8, 2020
Creating My Own Lane (Featuring Keisha Swafford)
Keisha Swafford stays on the grind creating content on YouTube on her channel, Ballin' with Keisha. She comes on to discuss creating her content, battling depression and gives key advice to others who may be dealing with the same thing.  Subscribe to her YouTube channel Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora
September 6, 2020
The Justice Duo Comic Book Series (Featuring Joel Gamble and Tavon Mason)
The lack of representation in the Black community is something that is often discussed. Joel Gamble and Tavon Mason, two former NFL players are working on a comic book with a Black superhero. They come on to discuss growing up in Baltimore, their vision, and what we can expect. To support this project, visit their Kickstarter   Follow Joel on Twitter @NFLTE82  Follow Tavon on Twitter @tmason18 Apple:       Spotify       Anchor     iHeart Radio       Google        Pandora
September 3, 2020
Uncomfortable Conversations A History Lesson In Sports Activism
At 78 years old, Lorenzo Coleman has witnessed so many iconic moments in not only sports history, but U.S. history. My self-adopted grandfather joins me to discuss how the WNBA and NBA players decided to boycott their games after the recent shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha Wisconsin police and the death of two protestors by a white supremacist. He also shares where he was when found out about the deaths of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, we discuss the legacy of the late Chadwick Boseman who played the roles of Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, James Brown, and how he gave the Black community a superhero with Black Panther. Apple:       Spotify       Anchor     iHeart Radio       Google        Pandora
September 1, 2020
Making Science Go Viral (Featuring Chanapa Tantibanchachai)
I call her the GIF queen! Chanapa Tantibanchachai has found a niche that makes important science stories go viral. We worked together for three years on the Johns Hopkins Media Relations team. She comes on to share her story which includes packing up her things and leaving Arizona to come to Baltimore, leaving one office to another office and the challenges that included, and more. Follow her on Twitter @Chanapa_T Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora
August 30, 2020
Uncomfortable Conversations: Being a Black Man in America
Being a Black Man in America is something that is a challenge every day. The latest incident included Jacob Blake being shot by the police seven times in the back. Not one police officer has been arrested. In 2020, racism is alive and well. Mike Patton joins as we discuss what is like Black in America and how we are dealing with the repercussions of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Aubrey, and so many more.  #BlackLivesMatter #BlackMenInAmerica Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora
August 27, 2020
Understanding Athletes From Their Point of View (Featuring Erika Marmolejo)
Erika Marmolejo is an athlete who traded in her gear to work in sports. Beginning her career on the production side, she worked at Fox Sports, ESPN, and for the Sacramento Kings in their Digital Media Department. She would then move into the administrative side working as the assistant to the Oakland Raiders general manager. Now she has moved to the midwest first working with the Chicago Bulls and now the Chicago Bears in the Player Development department. She comes on the podcast to discuss her passion in working with players and preparing them for life after football and more. Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora
August 23, 2020
Uncomfortable Conversations: University of North Carolina's Clusterfuck Featuring Jazmine Bunch
The University of North Carolina went viral when their student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel's headline read "UNC has A Clusterfuck on their Hands." The reason, more than 130 students tested positive for COVID-19 after students returned to campus for the Fall Semester. Jazmine Bunch, a journalism student entering her senior year joins this episode of Uncomfortable Conversations to discuss this and how she feels the University has yet again failed her as a Black student.  Subscribe to her YouTube Channel. Apple:       Spotify       Anchor     iHeart Radio       Google      Pandora
August 18, 2020
Changes Happen But the Game Stays the Same (Featuring Quincy Young)
Quincy Young grew up loving the game of basketball. While attending Morehouse College, he worked for Turner Sports as a logger for NBA TV. After graduation, he moved to Bristol, CT where he became a production assistant at ESPN. After leaving ESPN, he joined Bleacher followed by CNN Sports, MLB and now he is with USA Today Sports. He comes on to discuss strictly working from behind the scenes to now producing content and being on-air talent. Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora
August 16, 2020
Uncomfortable Conversations: Shut Down College Football
It's not a popular opinion but I believe college football needs to shut down this fall. Players are unpaid-student athletes, so how in the world can they be considered essential? Million of people make millions of dollars off of these players, but these players are risking their lives. On this episode I discuss this and why players should sit down this fall due to COVID-19. Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora
August 13, 2020
I Am My Sisters KeepHer (Featuring Shanell Starling)
Shanell Starling is a graduate of Morgan State University and now is a content associate producer at ESPN. In addition, she is the host of the podcast, From the Sidelines with Shanell Starling. She has also spearheaded a women's support group for other women in journalism.  Follow her on Twitter @TheCocoShanell. Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora
August 9, 2020
Hello 34, It's My Shaq Year (Brian H. Waters' birthday Special)
Happy Birthday to me! Hello, 34. As I get excited for my Shaq year, my year of domination, I look back at year 33. My Kareem year. From beginning the year at NABJ, returning to the sports sidelines,  returning to my home church, Christian Memorial Church, winning another social media award, traveling, losing Kobe, COVID-19, the racial pandemic, being an ally in the speaking out movement and so much more! 
August 7, 2020
Building Wealth Through Media (Featuring Kenny Barrett)
Kenny Barrett is an entrepreneur whose focus is to build wealth. He comes on to discuss the transition from basketball to business and the BLUEShift Podcast. B.L.U.E (Believe Love Understand & Educate) Download the BLUE Shift Podcast here: Follow him on Twitter @K3nny_barr3tt Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora
August 2, 2020
Season 2 of Breaking Through Glass Ceilings!
Breaking Through Glass Ceilings Returns for Season 2. As I continue to share the breakthrough stories of my friends, I will also add a few bonus episodes sharing my thoughts on trending topics and important issues as well as sports.  8/2: Kenny Barrett 8/9: Shanell Starling 8/16: Quincy Young 8/23: Erika Marmolejo   Subscribe now and catch up! Apple:      Spotify
July 23, 2020
Black NFL Quarterbacks: The Fab Five All-Stars
 The 2019 NFL season was deemed the year of the Black Quarterback. The Fab Five All-Stars (Ashley Baker, Brandon Williams, Brian H. Waters, Kelsey Nicole Nelson, and Renee Washington) discuss Patrick Mahomes winning the Super Bowl, Lamar Jackson winning the unanimous MVP and the respect Black quarterbacks are now taking!  Visit   Subscribe to my podcast,  Breaking Through Glass Ceiling W/ Brian H.   Apple:   Spotify   iHeart Radio   Google   Anchor
July 15, 2020
Remembering Kobe Bryant
January 26, 2020 day we will never forget. The Fab Five All-Stars (Ashley Baker, Brandon Williams, Brian H. Waters, Kelsey Nicole Nelson, and Renee Washington) take time to reflect on the life of the Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant and what he meant on and off the court. Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora
July 12, 2020
COVID-19 Puts Sports on Hold
COVID-19 has put the sports world on hold, and now as things star to open up, the NBA will look to resume their season in a bubble in Orlando Flordia. The Fab Five All-Stars (Ashley Baker, Brandon Williams, Brian H. Waters, Kelsey Nicole Nelson, and Renee Washington) discuss whether or not this a good idea.  Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora
July 4, 2020
The Racial Pandemic in 2020 - Featuring the Fab Five All-Stars
Black lives are constantly pushed to the back burner. If a Black man gets killed by the police, the police walk, and the family is left without justice. In May, the death of George Floyd sparked a global outrage that led to protests around the world. On this episode, The Fab Five All-Stars (Ashley Baker, Brandon Williams, Brian H. Waters, Kelsey Nicole Nelson and Renee Washington) discuss these recent events and how to move forward as Blacks continue to fight for equality. Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora
July 3, 2020
Sexual Harassment in Journalism
In an industry we love, Black women continue to remain unprotected. Recently a few Black journalists who are women revealed that they have been sexually harassed throughout their career. As we look back at the first half of 2020 The Fab Five All-Stars (Ashley Baker, Brandon Williams, Brian H. Waters, Kelsey Nicole Nelson, and Renee Washington) discuss women speaking out and what can men do to help stop sexual harassment in the workplace. Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora
July 3, 2020
Keeping it 100 While Giving Back (Featuring Cassius Flemming)
Cassius Flemming is an associate producer for Spotify. Prior to Spotify, he worked as a Content Associate at ESPN and an Associate Producer at CBS. He comes on to discuss his career and the importance of staying true to yourself and listening to your mentors and why it is important to help the next one along the way.  Visit   Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora
June 28, 2020
Locked in on Sports Radio (Featuring Norman Locke)
Norman Locke is an on-air personality for ESPN 1420AM in Lafayette, Lousiana. He shares his experience including how he switched from being a Microbiology major to a broadcast journalism major, being on the field as LSU won the National Championship, and more! Apple:       Spotify       Anchor     iHeart Radio       Google        Pandora
June 21, 2020
Everything Real About Working in Sports (Featuring DeVry Smothers)
DeVry Smothers is someone who I worked closely with during my time at ESPN. He is also the host of the Everything Real Podcast where he shares his opinion on sports, movies, technologies, and more. He discusses going from a small school, Northwestern State University in Lousiana to producing great content for the World Wide Leader in sports. You Can check out the Everything Real Podcast here Apple: Spotify Anchor iHeart Radio Google Pandora
June 14, 2020
Faith Without Works is Dead (Featuring Tony Betton Jr.)
Tony Betton Jr. is a journalist, but he is God's child first. Every day of the week he hosts a daily devotion on Instagram Live that allows viewers to start the day off with the word of God. He is an anchor, reporter, and producer at ABC21 WPTA News in Fort Wayne Indiana. Tony comes on to discuss his career, putting his alma mater, Georgia State University on the map, and most importantly how good God has been to him. Follow him on social media @TonyBettonJrTV Tune in to his daily devotions on his Instagram.  Apple:     Spotify     Anchor   iHeart Radio     Google      Pandora
June 7, 2020
An Ordinary Son Sharing The Extrordinary Lessons from his Ordinary Dad (Featuring Carlos J. Avent)
Carlos J. Avent holds many titles. Businessman, mentor, educator, but his most important one is dad. One of the reasons he is such a great dad is due to the fact that he had a great dad. Recently he wrote the book, 10 Extraordinary Lessons from an Ordinary Dad. He comes on this week to discuss the book, why it was important that he wrote it and so much more. Follow him on Twitter: @TheCarlosJames Purchase the Book on Amazon here  Apple:       Spotify       Anchor     iHeart Radio       Google        Pandora 
May 31, 2020
Sharing a Story People Can Relate to Though Music (Featuring Heather Harvin)
Heather Harvin is an R&B singer who recently dropped a title, Dang Bae which can be found on all streaming platforms. She comes on to discuss her career as well as how she maintains her faith in God and remains a disciple even though she is not singing gospel music. Follow her on Instagram  Download her music on Spotify  Download her music on Apple  Subscribe to the podcast Apple:    Spotify    iHeart Radio    Google    Anchor  Pandora
May 24, 2020
Using Journalism to Educate Parents About the School System (Featuring Kenya Hunter)
Kenya Hunter is the first-ever African American reporter at Rome News. I recently caught up with her as she just moved to Richmond, Virginia where she is now an education reporter at the Richmond Times-Dispatch. She comes on to discuss the important roles education reporters play. Follow her on Twitter Apple:    Spotify    iHeart Radio    Google    Anchor  Pandora
May 17, 2020
Stepping Outside of Derrick Rose's Shadow (Featuring Joshua A. Vinson)
Joshua A. Vinson got his first taste of journalism as a writer for the youngest Derrick Rose's website. After Rose was traded from Josh's hometown of Chicago, he would make a name for himself as NBA and NFL reporter. He comes on to discuss this and eventually landed his job as a reporter and why it was important for him to take the job even though it was not a sports position. Follow Josh on Twitter 
May 10, 2020
Feedback is a Gift (Featuring Taylor C. Shaw)
Taylor Shaw is an adjunct professor at Shaw University and a Certified Social Media Specialist in the health care industry. She comes on to this episode of Breaking Through Glass Ceilings to discuss her career and why it is important for her to give back. Follow her on Twitter.  Apple:    Spotify    iHeart Radio    Google    Anchor  Pandora
May 3, 2020
Doing The Job You Hired Me For (Featuring Brittany Leigh)
Brittany Leigh is no doubt one of the biggest inspirations in my career. She creating some game changing strategies for  Sandler Training and Johns Hopkins Medicine. That has led her to her current role as the Brand Market Manager at Downtown Locker Room. In addition to these roles, she has created her brand, HipHopCleopatra. She discusses this as well as her free Instagram Live series, Digital Marketing Live and so much more! Follow her on Twitter  Apple:    Spotify    iHeart Radio    Google    Anchor  Pandora
April 26, 2020
Bringing Journalism to E-Sports (Featuring Jourdan Kerl)
Most journalism students want to pursue a career in sports, entertainment or news. However, Jourdan Kerl took a different route. Growing up as an avid gamer, she decided to pursue a career in e-sports journalism. She comes on to discuss what it is like covering video games tournaments and e-sports league and of course we talk Playstation and XBOX. Subscribe to her YouTube channel. Apple:    Spotify    iHeart Radio    Google    Anchor  Pandora
April 19, 2020
Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle While Working in Public Relations (Featuring Ashley Mil)
Ashley Mil is someone who helped me first hand achieve a healthier lifestyle. She comes on the show to discuss her love and passion for fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle balance while working a 9 to 5.  She is also a public relations professional and she opens up about leaving her corporate job to work in the fitness world full time and going back to a 9-5 a year later. Follow her on Instagram Apple:    Spotify    iHeart Radio    Google    Anchor  Pandora
April 12, 2020
Being Who You Are, But Keeping It Cute (Featuring Jhas Williams)
Jhas Williams is a radio and television personality who is very vocal about her love and trust in Jesus Christ. She discusses the balance of being her self, even when someone is trying to destroy her. Also in a time where the media is not always trusted, or you unsure of what sources are accurate, Jhas explains how she relies on the ultimate source to do her job right. She discusses going to acting school and how that has helped her with her career and so much more!  Follow Jhas on Twitter   Apple:     Spotify     iHeart Radio     Google     Anchor   Pandora
April 5, 2020
You Don't Have to Be an Artist to Be in the Music Business (Featuring Khaaliq Crowder)
Khaaliq Crowder comes to discuss his love for music and pop culture. Many people believe that in order to be in the music business, you have to be an artist, well Khaaliq is here to let you know that there are other ways to get involved. He also tells what it was like interning at Sway in the Morning, working with different artists and he provides some valuable advice for those attending NABJ/NAHJ. Follow him on Twitter  Apple:    Spotify    iHeart Radio    Google    Anchor  Pandora
March 29, 2020
Keep Your Options Open and Learn to Be the Jack of All Trades (Featuring Benjamin McKnight III)
Benjamin McKnight is currently a Communications Analyst with Vox Optima. Before joining Vox Optima, like many college graduates, Ben dealt with post-graduation depression. He discusses this, how he balanced being in JROTC and being a journalism student and so much more. Follow Benjamin on Twitter Apple:    Spotify    iHeart Radio    Google    Anchor
March 22, 2020
Your Favorite Mentor's Mentor (Featuring Michael Lyle)
Michael Lyle has been a mentor to a lot of young journalist in the company. He joins Brian H. Waters on this edition of Breaking Through Glass Ceilings to discuss how he got started in the business, getting a Masters degree in journalism and why he is so passionate about being a mentor to the next generation! Apple:    Spotify    iHeart Radio    Google    Anchor
March 15, 2020
It Wasn't The Viral Reel, It Was God's Favor (Featuring David Schiele)
In November 2018, David Schiele posted his reel on Twitter and it went viral. Even Good Morning America and The Today Show covered it. David says this was because of God's favor. He discusses when he first fell in love with journalism, implementing pro wrestling in his newscast and more! Follow David on Twitter  Subscribe to the podcast Apple:    Spotify    iHeart Radio    Google    Anchor
March 9, 2020
Being the Voice of Your Community Behind the Scenes (Featuring Tramon Lucas)
Tramon Lucas is a Digital Editor at WBAL-TV in his hometown of Baltimore. Born and raised in Charm City, he comes on to share how he made a name for himself at Morgan State University, including being apart of the National Association Of Black Journalist Student Chapter of the Year. He also discusses interning at the Associated Press and what it is like to work at WBAL. Follow him on Twitter  Apple:    Spotify    iHeart Radio    Google    Anchor
March 2, 2020
The Dream Comes True When You Make Your Own Opportunities (Featuring Mallik Obee)
Maliik Obee a beat writer for the XFL's D.C. Defenders comes on to discuss the importance of creating your opportunities while you are on the path of achieving your dreams. Maliik is a graduate of Morgan State University who has had stops at Fox Sports and HBCU Gameday. He shares a story of covering the NFL combine without a press pass, but being a fan. Maliik drops a lot of life hacks in this episode! Apple:    Spotify    iHeart Radio    Google    Anchor
February 24, 2020
The Power of Social Media (Featuring D'Ante Smith)
In the past decade, social media has become more than just a place to stay in contact with your family, it has become a career. D'Ante Smith who began his career as a reporter comes on to discuss how he went from reporter to a production assistant to a social media editor. D'Ante discusses how he impressed executives at ESPN by going viral on Snapchat and how they led to him becoming the social media editor for the XFL.. Apple:   Spotify   iHeart Radio   Google   Anchor
February 17, 2020
Media Family You Are Not Alone (Featuring Danielle J. Martin)
Danielle J. Martin of WBIW comes on to discuss the importance of staying true to yourself while telling the story. She also shares how she landed her MMJ position before the NABJ Convention in 2019, her experience speaking on a panel at the convention, lunch with Taylor Rooks and covering the Kansas City Chiefs historic run to the Super Bowl and give valuable advice to anyone who is looking to get into the business or who is in the business. Follow her on Twitter  Apple:   Spotify   iHeart Radio   Google   Anchor
February 10, 2020
Quartet Is The Soul (Bonus Episode Featuring Deyontay Riddick)
Deyontay Riddick, the lead singer of Deyontay and Nu Direction, joins Breaking Through Glass Ceilings W/ Brian H. to discuss their brand new album, Sing Praises. Deyontay discusses how he got into gospel quartet, why he loves it so much and why he chose it over contemporary gospel music. He also discusses the upcoming All-White Affair for their Album Release on February 16, 2020. Follow Nu Direction on Instagram  Download Sing Praises Here:   Spotify  Apple  CD Baby  Apple:   Spotify   iHeart Radio   Google   Anchor
February 5, 2020
Million Views on a Reel (Featuring Brianna Dahlquist)
Brianna Dahlquist took a risk that paid off. She posted her broadcast demo reel on Twitter and received more than 2 million views and it ultimately led her to a job in Fort Wayne Indiana. She discusses her journey which includes getting right back into school after getting pregnant her sophomore year in college, an appearance on her favorite daytime talk show. Apple:   Spotify   iHeart Radio   Google   Anchor
February 3, 2020
Special Dedication To Kobe Bryant
I sit here writing this description trying to find the right words. This episode, I reflect on my favorite NBA player, Kobe Bryant. I never cried over someone I never met in person the way I did about his death. He would tell all of us to wipe the tears and get back to work. So of course in this episode, I had to discuss what I deemed his Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling moment. Let me know if you agree. To honor him, I did this special episode to discuss what he meant to me. I invite you to listen and share with me what he meant to you. Kobe would want us to have that mamba mentality and be the best at whatever we choose to do. That is what I plan to do. #Forever824 Apple:   Spotify   iHeart Radio   Google   Anchor
January 29, 2020
Making Yourself Apart of the Community (Featuring Jade Jackson)
For every young journalist, it can be tough moving into a new environment where you do not know anyone, yet you are required to deliver the news. Jade Jackson discusses the importance of making yourself a part of that community in order to make your job easier. She also discusses being chosen to be apart of the Fox News MMR program, the blessing and curses of social media as well her brand, Main Source Media. Follow her on Twitter @IamJadeJackson Apple:   Spotify   iHeart Radio   Google   Anchor
January 27, 2020
Keeping The Interview Real (Featuring Jael Rucker)
Jael Rucker has found a way to draw an audience by being herself and creating her own content. She discusses how she went to a new  high school and created her own sports show just two weeks after enrolling. She also discusses the irony of becoming a reporter for Georgia State after being denied admission for undergrad and more! Follow her on Twitter @RuckerJael Subscribe to the show on all platforms Apple:  Spotify  iHeart Radio  Google
January 20, 2020
A Mom Making It In Media (Featuring Ashley Baker)
Ashley Baker, a proud mom of two is eager to prove to the world that children are motivation, not a hindrance. She stop by to talk about what made her decide that it was never too late to chase her dream of being in sports. Ashley discusses her time working with Brian H. Waters at Fox Sports 1340AM covering the Wizards, Redskins, Orioles, and Nationals, a memorable moment with Steph Curry, joining Nuts and Bolts Sports as a social media producer, and creating her own podcast, About Nothing But Sports. Follow her on Twitter @AshleyBaker_21 Apple: Spotify iHeart Radio Google
January 13, 2020
Exchanging the Cleats for the Microphone (Featuring Renee P. Washington)
Renee Washington is an All-American soccer player who had many offers to play professionally, but she decided to pursue a journalism career. She stops by to discuss making that switch, working on the sideline for ESPN, Fox Sports, hosting her show Beyond The Headlines and more.  Follow her on Twitter @ReneePWash  Apple: Spotify iHeart Radio Google
January 6, 2020
Putting Bowie State's NABJ On The Map (Featuring Brandon Williams)
Brandon Williams has not graduated from college yet, but that still has not stopped him from creating a legacy at Bowie State University. He discusses why it is important for him to train the next generation while he is still in college, as well as landing an internship from NBCUniversal while at the National Association of Black Journalist Convention in Detriot, and his ESPN visit that created the brotherhood with Brian H. Waters. Follow him on Twitter @BWillMedia Apple: Spotify iHeart Radio Google
December 30, 2019
Lavar Ball Ain't That Bad (Featuring Kelsey Nicole Nelson)
The host of Listen In With KNN and Fox Sports reporter, Kelsey Nicole Nelson discusses how she got into Broadcast Journalism, how the National Association Of Black Journalist Short Course changed her life, working at Fox Sports 1340am, and how she earned the respect of LaVar Ball during the height of the Big Baller Brand. Follow on Twitter @TheRealKNelson. Subscribe to the show on all platforms: Apple: Spotify Google IHeart Radio
December 23, 2019
From The Storeroom to the Boardroom
Welcome to the 1st episode of Breaking Through Glass Ceilings W/ Brian H. Waters. In this episode, I discuss my journey to my current position at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Prior to becoming an award-winning Communications Specialists, I worked in the Nutrition Storeroom while putting myself through Baltimore City Community College. I share some horror stories including cleaning bathrooms and the loading dock, calling on the union as well as some very high points in my career which includes traveling all over the country to live-tweet medical meetings with the best teammates and managers in the world. Follow me on Twitter and subscribe to the podcast on the following platforms Apple: Spotify Google
December 16, 2019
BWaters Productions Enters the Podcast Game, Sharing The Journeys of Successful
In life, we all know where we want to get to, but sometimes there are expectations set for us and the opposition does not want to see us succeed. Everyone has a story and sometimes listening to someone who has traveled a similar path can help you along the way. On the 100th episode of the Wrestling Wrealm’s podcast, Break It Down W/ Brian H., host Brian H. Waters will announce the launch of his brand new podcast titled Breaking Through Glass Ceilings. This podcast will be the first podcast produced by BWaters Productions where guests will come on and discuss their journey to success and how they broke through glass ceilings to get to where they are. Brian H. Waters is the owner and CEO of BWaters Productions and one of the co-founders of the Wrestling Wrealm. For both companies he has edited and produced various video and audio projects including Break It Down W/ Brian H. “I am excited to not only share my story but also share the stories of many successful people from various professional fields,” says Brian H. Waters. The pilot episode will be Waters discussing his journey from the Johns Hopkins Nutrition Storeroom to ESPN to Johns Hopkins Media Relations. Following the pilot episode, episode 2 will feature Kelsey Nicole Nelson, host of Listen In With KNN. and episode 3 will feature Brandon Williams, the student representative of the National Association of Black Journalists’ Sports Task Force. Subscribe on the following platforms: Apple: Spotify Google
December 8, 2019