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Media Profile: Charlene “Charlie” Cooper (WXFR, Fox News) will be a co-host at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street Festival on 7/16/2016

We are honored to have Charlene (“Charlie”) Cooper from WXFR, Fox News as a co-host for the upcoming Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016.

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register athttp://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.

About: Ms. Charlene (“Charlie”) Cooper: 12109944_995590883815981_5883599228321558974_o

Stories have always been what brought things together for Charlene (“Charlie” for short). Born in Liberia and having to flee due to civil war, as a child she relied heavily on the stories and pictures her family shared with her to learn about the world they had left behind. She grew up in Providence, R.I., where she loved writing, listening to people’s narratives, and sharing their stories. She’s drawn to stories about social injustice, crime, and human interest, but with an entertainment journalism background, she also very much enjoys that as well. 12095117_995589707149432_2844932969935143495_o

She has worked as a D.C. correspondent for WATN Local 24 News, as a freelance writer for ESSENCE Magazine in New York City, and as an intern at WPRI Fox 12 in Rhode Island, among other things. Charlie has a master’s in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Go Orange! Before that, she earned a bachelor’s degree in both English and public health. A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Charlie has always been a leader and has a love for serving the community. 12219361_10207738422641210_4406679757395975546_n

When she’s not working, Charlie enjoys catching up with loved ones, trying unfamiliar foods, dancing, keeping fit, and seeing the world. She’s really excited to call Roanoke her new home!

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To contact Charlene, please send an email to ccooper@virginiafirst.com.

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Instagram: @_AccordingToCharlie

Twitter: @_AccordingToCha

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlenecooper1