lorida A&M University (FAMU) will host its annual Homecoming Convocation Friday, October 7 at 10:10 a.m. in Jake Gaither Gymnasium. This year’s keynote speaker is Mitzi Miller, editor-in-chief of JET magazine and FAMU alumna.
Miller joined the Johnson
Publishing Company family as the editor-in-chief of JET magazine in May
2011. An award-winning journalist, Miller is the bestselling author of
five books, including the wildly popular Scholastic/Point 3-book teen
series, Hotlanta. She also has extensive television experience including
regular appearances on VH1’s humorous list shows, as well as ABC’s
top-rated morning show, Good Morning America, BET and The Food Network.
Most recently, Miller served as editor-in-chief of the independent athletic lifestyle publication, SET Magazine.
New York native worked at HONEY Magazine, where she started her career
in 2001 as an unpaid intern before quickly becoming the girl-around-town
columnist for the hip magazine’s monthly feature, “Road Trippin.”
Readers quickly grew addicted to her many quirky, fun-filled adventures.
Mitzi remained at HONEY for two years, during which she became the
entertainment editor, received an honorable mention from the National
Association of Black Journalists and ultimately became the face of HONEY
Miller is a skilled public speaker who speaks
regularly on several nationally syndicated radio shows including The
Warren Ballentine Show and has delivered the keynote address at various
conferences and seminars nationwide including the 2009 Young Women’s
Empowerment Summit at Long Island University; Mayor Daley’s 2009 Annual
Book Club Conference in Chicago; and Essence Magazine’s Image of Black
Women in Media Panel. She sits on the Board of Directors for the New
York City based non-profit organization, Hip Hop 4 Life.