She has been featured on C-Span, CNN, and is heard every weekend on XM satellite radio and WOL on her signature show, "Reynolds Rap."
The President of Reynolds News Service, she is also the religion columnist for the National Newspaper Publishers Association, with a syndicated column reaching an estimated 10 million people weekly. For more than 13 years, Reynolds was an editorial writer, start-up editor, and columnist for USA Today. She now also writes for Essence magazine. An author of several books, Reynolds's most recent is titled Out of Hell and Living Well: HEALING FROM THE INSIDE OUT. Reynolds is also a consultant to several major universities and public officials on media strategies. Currently, she mentors journalism students and religion majors at the Howard University School of Communications, and lectures across the nation. Reynolds has held the Jessie Ball Dupont Chair in Journalism at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA and was a Freedom Forum Scholar for the 1998 school year in journalism at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL.
Born in Columbus, OH, Reynolds received her BA in journalism from The Ohio State University, her Masters Degree from Howard University School of Divinity in 1992, and her doctorate in Ministry from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH in 1998. She also has been awarded honorary doctorates from Shenandoah University and her alma mater, The Ohio State University.
In 1995, she was ordained an elder of the Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church, and two years later launched a citywide deliverance ministry for female substance abusers, called Harriet's Children. Reynolds has preached in many churches and for many denominations across the United States. In 1997, she became one of the first African American female ministers asked to serve as Chaplain of the Week at Chautauqua Institution, a Christian resort center where presidents from Harry Truman to Bill Clinton have vacationed in that meditative spiritual setting.
Reynolds is the recipient of many honors. They include the Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award, the 1999 Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists, Outstanding Life-time Achievement Award from the Columbia University (Missouri) School of Journalism, and she was recognized as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Recently, she was voted into Leadership Washington, a powerful group of leaders in the Washington area, who as a network bring help, hope of healing to those in need. Reynolds plans to build a national network of healing centers for female victims of addiction and abuse.
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