“I learned early on in life that I stood out from the crowd. Mostly because I was awkwardly tall, embarrassingly clumsy and had a mushroom/mullet like hair cut in 6th grade. If you think that was bad, I rocked a juicy Jheri Curl in 4th grade! Thanks, Mom. But one day, it all clicked.  Standing out meant I had everyone’s undivided attention, and that was the first step in being heard. And boy, do I have a lot to say.”

Journalist |TV Host | Media Coach

Laila Muhammad 

Laila Muhammad is a Journalist and a TV Host, known for being relatable, authentic and for “keeping it real.”  Whether she is on set hosting a live show or doing one-on-one interviews with movie stars, Laila brings her own style and energy to the camera along with her signature voice, smile and laugh. 

Laila has nearly 15 years of experience. After more than a decade as a local news anchor and reporter, Laila became a syndicated TV Host, which allowed her to showcase her talents and personality to a larger audience.  She is currently based in Dallas, TX, where she’s the Co-Host of a syndicated morning show that airs in Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Miami, DC and Portland. 

Laila wears many hats. As a Media Coach, she trains those in high-profile positions to deliver engaging on-camera interviews with confidence and personality. Laila is a seasoned speaker, emcee, red carpet host, and soon-to-be author. 

As an Adjunct Professor, Laila taught writing and performance courses to aspiring journalists at Hampton University and East Carolina University. 

Laila received her Master of Science in Journalism from the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and History from Salem College.  

Laila is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Salem College Alumnae Board.  She is also a Community Ambassador for Dress for Success Dallas.  Laila received the Salem College Young Alumna Award for her professional accomplishments and volunteer work.