Shannon Antonio Lanier is senior producer for the syndicated television series Our World with Black Enterprise and Black Enterprise Business Report, where he also serves as an on-air correspondent.
Black Enterprise Business Report offers a mix of one-on-one Power Player interviews with top black corporate executives, Wealth for Life discussions on personal finance, Entrepreneur of the Week segments, where Lanier profiles successful small business owners, and Executive Style featuring the hottest lifestyle trends and luxury living for today’s consumer. Our World with Black Enterprise, the second syndicated series, is uniquely focused on the contemporary African American experience covering today’s hottest topics, top newsmakers and celebrities.
A graduate of Kent State University with a Masters Degree in Electronic Media Production and Media Management, Lanier relocated to New York City in 2004 to assume segment production duties for the CBS2 Morning Show. His subsequent experience includes general assignment reporting for News 12 and Fios 1 News. Lanier most recently co-hosted a series of live stream Internet broadcasts for BlackEnterprise.com, seamlessly wearing multiple hats both in front of and behind the camera.
A 9th generation descendant of President Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings, Lanier is co-author of the Random House book “Jefferson’s Children: The Story of One American Family.” Lanier, along with photo-journalist Jane Feldman, wrote the book to unravel the mysteries behind the controversial Jefferson lineage and to give members of one of America’s largest, most well-known families a chance to speak for the first time. The result is a fascinating look at race relations, history–both oral and written, and family ties.
Lanier enjoys working to encourage and inspire others through international speaking engagements on topics such as multiculturalism, genealogy, family dynamics, achieving dreams, and the importance of education. He is a dedicated husband and father, an involved member of his Church, and active within the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and the National Association of Black Journalists.
About the show…
BLACK ENTERPRISE BUSINESS REPORT brings you the biggest names in business with our Power Player interviews, essential Wealth for Life discussions on personal finance, Entrepreneur of the Week profiles of successful small business owners, and Executive Style featuring the hottest lifestyle trends and luxury living.