“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.”
Laila Muhammad is a Los Angeles based TV host, journalist, media coach and professor. Whether she is hosting a live show or doing one-on-one red carpet interviews, Laila is known for her relatability and authenticity as she brings her own style and energy to the camera along with her signature voice, smile and laugh.
Laila has more than 15 years of on-air experience. She spent more than a decade as a local news anchor and reporter at television stations in North Carolina and Virginia. She then moved to Dallas, TX to host a syndicated morning show, which allowed her to showcase her talents and personality to audiences across the country.
Laila wears many hats. She is a seasoned speaker, emcee and red carpet host. As a media coach, she trains those in high-profile and public-facing positions to deliver engaging on-camera interviews and speeches with confidence and personality.
Laila has taught journalism courses at the University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount University, 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, a board member for NABJLA, and a board member for The Blind Dance Company. She is a proud Army brat.