Ramona Holloway is the 2009, 2010 and 2011 winner of the Alliance for Women in Media’s Gracie Award for radio comedy. She is one half of the “Matt and Ramona Show,” which originates from WLNK’s studios in Charlotte, North Carolina. The “Matt and Ramona Show” has been nominated for radio’s prestigious Marconi Award. She hits the radio airwaves from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
Ramona’s broadcasting career began at Top 40/Country sister stations, WNKO and WHTH, in Newark, Ohio. From there she moved to the Columbus, Ohio market where she eventually became the news and public affairs director for one of the state’s largest FM stations, WNCI. She developed and hosted several talk shows and under her direction the station was nominated for a national community service award. She also served on the Ohio Associated Press Board of Directors.
Her next stop was the morning show on WTLC in Indianapolis. In addition to co-hosting “The Breakfast Club” her talents as a radio journalist and talk show host were put to good use as news and public affairs director as well as director of minority recruitment for Emmis Broadcasting in Indianapolis. During her tenure she founded the Teen Leadership Club. It gave youngsters an opportunity to address the issues and concerns of their generation on the air while exploring careers in radio.
Ramona’s career has also included a stop at WNVZ in Virginia Beach as a member of the Morning Zoo.
Comfortable in front of the camera as well, she has served as a part time anchor for WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio, co-host of WOSU-TV’s “Viewpoint” program and co-host of “Fox News Edge” on WCCB-TV in Charlotte.
Recognized three times by Charlotte Magazine as the city’s best radio personality, Ramona is a big believer in giving back to the community. She volunteers her time for numerous charitable organizations and for the past five years has been the celebrity chair of the Arthritis Walk. She is active with the Diabetes Walk as well. She currently sits on the board of A Child’s Place, an organization that serves homeless children in Charlotte’s public schools. Ramona is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta, a public service sorority.
Born in Oberlin, Ohio and raised in Somerset, New Jersey, she was educated at Penn State University. She is a fan of the arts and enjoys decorating, traveling, reading and cheering for the Nittany Lions football team in her free time. Most Sundays you will find her in the congregation of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. On Saturdays? You’ll probably find her bargain hunting.