NMHS Unlimited Film Productions is honored to welcome back Galean Stewart-James as the Master of Ceremonies for the 2018 Filmmaker’s “Mardi Gras” Bash. She is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and a graduate of Belhaven University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and a Master of Public Administration degree.
Her education paved the way for her successful career in journalism, which began in 2001 at WJTV News in Jackson where she worked as an intern before advancing to an associate producer position. Then in 2004, she was named as a news producer for WLBT News in Jackson.
Today, Galean serves as news director, an esteemed position in which she was promoted to last June, at WDAM News in Moselle, Mississippi. At WDAM, she has had the opportunity to hone her expertise by having worked as a line producer, field producer, segment producer, special projects producer, and in 2014 progressed to executive producer, before landing in her current role.
Her educational background and professional experience also prepared Galean to serve as an adjunct professor, currently at Jackson State University in the School of Journalism and Media Studies and previously at Belhaven University for three years.
Outside of the job arena, Galean is an active member of the Beta Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Women’s Fund of Mississippi; National Association of Black Journalists; Emmy Express, Southeast Chapter; Radio Television Digital News Association; and the American Society for Public Administration. She is a 2009 Parent for Public Schools Leadership graduate; 2012 Jackson Division of the FBI Citizens Academy graduate; and, 2012 City of Jackson Citizens Police Academy graduate.
Galean and her husband have four children and five grandchildren.
Meet Ms. Stewart-James at the Filmmaker’s “Mardi Gras” Bash on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Purchase your advance tickets: https://blackhistoryplus.com/filmmakers-bash-2018/