Camille Whitworth is a media professional is every sense of the word. Currently she is an entrepreneur, public and motivational speaker, crisis consultant, media pro and community servant. Her last television job was at WDSU as co-anchor of WDSU News in New Orleans at 4pm and 6pm, and a Special Assignment Reporter. She spent 13 years with the station.
Camille joined the WDSU Emmy award winning news team in August of 2003. In addition to her anchoring duties, Camille regularly reports on issues around the Southeast Louisiana Region. Investigative Reports include those impacting the area during and since the worst natural disaster in American History, Hurricane Katrina and in the historic recovery and rebuilding of the Metro New Orleans area. Camille was positioned in Baton Rouge during the storm to report on evacuated families and used television as a tool to put displaced families back together. Their stories were both emotional and necessary. She did this while suffering from the storm in her own way with displaced family members and loved ones. She reported on and lived through the disaster and is still in New Orleans to continue telling the stories that matter most. After Katrina she explored the Recovery School District. She went into every local school to uncover the dilapidated conditions and bad resources that the children are confronted with on a daily basis.
Before moving to New Orleans, Whitworth worked at WNCN NBC 17, the NBC owned and operated station in Raleigh, N.C. She covered breaking news and generated exclusive stories and interviews. She investigated several stories of national importance and covered the 2002 Winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City, Utah for NBC 17 and NBC’s other owned stations. Camille was regularly featured on networks such as CNN, MSNBC and CNBC.
Prior to that, Whitworth worked at WAVE 3 NBC in Louisville, Ky. She was involved in national coverage of the Kentucky Derby and other hour-long, live programs. She also helped create, plan and co-host an annual awards ceremony, “WAVE 3 STEP Awards” which honored minority community leaders for their excellence in local leadership. While at WAVE, Camille was nominated for an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award for Spot News coverage. She is also the recipient of numerous AP Awards and holds honors from the Kentucky Chapter of National Press Photographers Association for excellence in reporting. Before starting her television career Camille graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications.
After college, she moved to Washington DC to start an African American monthly newspaper, The U.S. Tribune. That publication that was a spin-off of The New Orleans Tribune which has been in existence for more than 25 years and still going strong. In the mid 1990’s Camille moved to Philadelphia to work in the music industry. She worked with DJ Jazzy Jeff doing public relations for their company, A Touch Of Jazz. During this stint, Camille put press packets together and did press junkets for artists and did all media relations for the multi tiered company.
Camille is the co owner of Victory and the New Orleans Drink Lab.
Camille currently lives in New Orleans.