For 25 years, Angela Byrd Reed has been no stranger to the stage or public speaking. Under the guidance of her second grade teacher, Angela began her speaking journey in oratorical speaking competitions, winning first place in various cities reciting the 23rd and 24th Psalms. Angela continued to immerse herself in the arts – from stage and vocal training to becoming a trained dancer in several areas of dance. These experiences crafted her natural gift of communication and desire to connect with people. A graduate of Georgia Southern University and Georgia Southern University Homecoming Queen, Angela studied journalism and communications, with an emphasis in broadcasting. With a career background that spans from public relations, marketing, and education to film and television, Angela has worked across various departments for companies such as Sony Pictures, Porsche Cars of North America, and Chick-fil-A.
As a seasoned media talent, Angela has interviewed numerous celebrities and personalities such as Atlanta’s own civil rights activist/media executive Xernona Clayton, television anchor Monica Kaufman Pearson, actress Raven Symone, actor Chris Tucker, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas of “TLC,” WNBA star Lisa Leslie, Reverend Bernice King, music super-producer Sean Garrett, fiber optics inventor/pioneer Dr. Thomas Mensah, and others.
Angela has appeared in network television shows and movies such as “Anchorman 2,” USA’s “Necessary Roughness,” “Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse,” VH1’s “Single Ladies,” and with her family on the game show, “Family Feud.”
A former Miss America Scholarship Organization and Miss USA Organization contestant, Angela has held many titles and received preliminary awards and college scholarships throughout her pageant career. She enjoys coaching young ladies in the areas of pageantry and communication skills. An avid volunteer and advocate, Angela has extended her hands to organizations such as Hands-On America, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, The Sunshine House, The Boys and Girls Club, The American Cancer Society, Collide Youth Ministry, and many others. Angela is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the International Association of Facilitators, Toastmasters International, and the Georgia Southern University Metro Atlanta Alumni Council.
Angela is a true Georgian – born and raised in a small town outside of Savannah, Georgia. She now resides in the metro Atlanta area with her husband and two sons. She is a member of Hope and Life Fellowship Church. As a wife and mother, marriage and motherhood have become ministries for Angela. She recently launched The Georgia Mom, an online fellowship of and for mothers to share various resources, events, encouragement, and inspiration.