Barbara De Laleu – The ace of entertainment & pop culture. Ms. Delaleu is a blogger, entrepreneur, a new radio personality better known as Roxie Digital of the new Radio 103.9 NY, and morning show producer and member of the La Invasion Mananera morning show team at La Invasora 1600 AM NY.
With a history of leadership in the radio industry, community service, academia and not-for-profit organizations, Barbara is definitely a contender in the ever- growing entertainment industry.
During Barbara’s career as a radio personality and producer, she was a weekend and fill-in radio personality for Cox Media Group Long Island’s 106.1 WBLI and 102.3 WBAB for almost 9 years while concurrently working for 5 years with Inner City now Emmis Communication’s 107.5 WBLS and 1190 WLIB AM as a dedicated board engineer and producer for the long running Imhotep Gary Byrd show.
Also close to heart as a natural community leader and activist, De Laleu is co-founder of the No Disrespect Campaign with her business partner and morning show producer of New York’s Hot97 Shani Kulture.
Furthermore, De Laleu has held titles such as Vice President and Programming Committee Chair of the Alliance for Women in Media developing her reputation as the organizations “rising star”. She has also been the recipient of numerous awards including PopCrunch Media’s 50 Hottest Women in Radio, the 2005 recipient of Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities and the 2008 recipient of AWRT’s BELL (Bringing Excellence at a Local Level) AWARD.
During the Summer of 2012, Barbara participated in the International Field Program in Buenos Aires Argentina where she had the opportunity to work with a local radio station and NGO on environmental and community outreach issues. At the end of this experience, Barbara completed a Masters Program in Media Studies at The New School University while concurrently graduating from The Organizational Change Management Program in Milano to the School of Management and Urban Policy Programs in Spring of 2013. She is in the midst of her PhD work focusing heavily on the disparity of media ownership by minorities and women across local and global communities.
In her spare time, Barbara shares her voiceover talents internationally and locally with radio stations in Buenos Aires Argentina and Holland-Amsterdam to BET Networks, Black Enterprise Magazine, WBLS, WLIB, WBLI, Radio 103.9 NY, Aetna, American Impact Media, Sports Illustrated and interviewed some of top names in entertainment and music today.
In her future, Barbara’s ultimate career goal is to obtain ownership of media, particularly radio stations in Haiti and the US.