Photos with Cherrelle E'Lan
Cherrelle élan began her career behind the camera. Pitching compelling story ideas, and assisting dynamic producers for PrimeTime and 20/20 News Magazines inspired Cherrelle to continue her career in biographical storytelling. Peaking her level of interest in creative drama, she had the opportunity to participate in suspenseful undercover consumer investigations. Also, while working with ABC's news team during the 9/11 Tragedy, Cherrelle received a Peabody Award for her participation in conducting interviews of victims and heroes. It wasn't long after these experiences that Cherrelle discovered she has a gift to bring dramatic situations to life via Acting. Read more... Acting craft. Passionate about giving back to her community, after completing her 10 year educational career in Literary and Film, Cherrelle returned to her High School alma-mater The Duke Ellington School of the Arts and initiated the first High School Media Day. Hosted by The National Association of Multi-Ethnicity In Communications (NAMIC) high school students from across the Washington, DC metropolitan area joined together with Cherrelle's network of Broadcast Professionals from various media empires and her alma-mater's Howard University and Syracuse University, to create a blueprint for their future. The following year, the Media Day expanded and moved to the museum of broadcast history-The Newseum. This day earned Cherrelle a NAMIC award for outstanding community service. An advocate for maintaining positive images, Cherrelle also competed and won the Miss Teen DC USA title where she made her first national television appearance during the Miss Teen USA Pageant on CBS. In addition she is a member of the first African American Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha and holds a black belt from Howard University's Tae Kwon Do Club.