How would you describe yourself in one word? Grateful
What are you most proud of? Getting through the last 6 months of 2016!
If you weren’t in radio what would you be doing? News Reporting for a Television Station as well as pushing my own PR Company and News Publication.
What’s your favorite movie & TV show? The Ten Commandments, Clifford, The Best Man — It’s a tie! Frazier and I Love Lucy are my favorite TV shows.
Would you rather change the past or see into the future? I would rather change the past. Having to attend the funeral of your mother at the age of 16 and your dad only a few years later can be tough and can impact your life for a lifetime. Seeing into the future won’t change what God has already ordained.
What’s your mantra (advice or words to live by)? “Hold fast to your dreams! For if dreams die, life if like a broken-winged bird that cannot fly”!
When it comes to Gospel music, News or anything to do with the genre of Gospel, Sheilah Belle a.k.a. “The Belle” has become the leading source when it comes to getting to the bottom line and making things happen.
High on integrity, honesty and years with reporting, on-air and journalism experience, The Belle is a well respected and a well known Gospel personality and journalists across the country. With more than 20 years of on-air television, radio and print experience, The Belle has interviewed everyone from Nelson Mandela, P. Diddy to Kirk Franklin. Her journalism creditability has put her on the same stage with some of the top Religious and Political leaders in the country, when she is not holding down her own talk show or being flown in, to cover an event.
The Belle, whose radio career began back at WKIE, now says, “Radio is in my DNA. It’s been for years. I have worked in television too, including, WWL TV in New Orleans, WRIC TV in Richmond, as a helicopter traffic reporter, as BET’s Richmond correspondent, along with many other media outlets. Nothing really stays with you like radio. It’s comfortable and where I feel most at home,” The Belle says.
As for my newest journey at Radio One Richmond, I see only opportunities, as God orders my steps for Praise 104.7 FM and 99.3/KISS 105.7 FM. Simply, as The Belle of Gospel, she says, ” I am always ringing for Jesus regardless of what station I’m on.”
When you hear the name Darlene McCoy, the song “I’m Every Woman” would be the ideal preamble. She bears a plethora of titles in an attempt to define her. Mother, National Recording Artist, Radio Personality , Actress, Author, Songwriter, Mentor, Entrepreneur, Comedian, Speaker; and it is evident that we have not witnessed all that God has placed behind this bright shining star of a woman . She has made an iconic stamp in the gospel industry from the launch of her career in music keeping us eager for her next creative move.Darlene McCoy was introduced to the Industry when she appeared on the Platinum Soundtrack of Tyler Perry’s first movie Diary of a Mad Black woman with the powerful melodic hit song “Fallen in Love” from her Self Titled debut album that earned her 2 Dove Award Nominations. She released a Single Independently in 2011 called “I Shall Live and Not Die” that quickly raced up the gospel charts and landed in the movie “Somebody’s Child’ which features Lyn Whitfield and Michael Jai White.