Tenisha Taylor Bell
Tenisha is an award winning media executive with a combined 20 years experience in broadcast news and public relations. She is the CEO of Perfect Pitch Media Group (PPMG), a boutique public relations and media training firm. Tenisha’s PPMG team has provided high-level event planning and press support for former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Academy Award® Winner Kevin Costner, Actress Aunjanue Ellis and Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Tenisha served as an executive producer for CNN for closely 12 years making critical decisions as major news events unfolded. She served as an executive producer for CNN anchors such as Don Lemon, Wolf Blitzer, TJ Holmes, Fredericka Whitfield and many more. She produced a live prime time one-hour documentary with Dr. Sanjay Gupta “One Child At a Time” which highlighted the plight of children in 3rd world countries. Tenisha has an affinity for helping those in extreme poverty, serving on mission trips in Ghana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Nicaragua.
Tenisha has worked across the country at CBS, FOX, NBC and ABC television affiliates. She led one of the countries largest professional chapters of minority journalists, Atlanta Association of Black Journalists (AABJ). Under her leadership, the AABJ Xernona Clayton Scholarship Banquet was re-instated. Her vision, marketing & media expertise were instrumental in program development, event planning and raising the organization’s local and national profile. Tenisha got her start in journalism at the Citizen Newspaper on Chicago’s South Side. Publisher William Garth saw Tenisha’s passion and determination and awarded her a full college scholarship. Tenisha holds a Bachelor’s Degree in communication from Clark Atlanta University and a Master’s of Public Administration from Kennesaw State University where she also serves as an adjunct professor in the journalism department.
A Chicago native, Tenisha is very passionate about her city. As a mother, Tenisha is committed to changing the lives of young boys. She founded the Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation (ETSF) to fill the gap of young black male students having the resources and support to attend college. Named after her slain father, the foundation has awarded 30 scholarships, mentorship and prizes to young men in 2018.
Tenisha is a member of Destiny World Church (Atlanta) and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. And she serves on various boards and organizations.