Juliette Powell

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Juliette Powell (born in Manhattan, New York, United States) is a Canadian television host, producer and author. She was the Miss Canada titleholder in 1989, that contest's first Black Canadian winner.[1][2]

Powell, a fluently bilingual Montrealer, was born in Manhattan, New York and moved to Montreal with her French-Canadian mother at the age of eight, following her parents' divorce.[citation needed]

After her reign as Miss Canada, including representing the country at Miss Universe 1989, Powell joined MusiquePlus in 1992 as a VJ, while also studying finance and business at McGill University. She was host of MusiquePlus' weekly dance music show, Bouge de là! until 1996.[1][3]

That year, she moved to Toronto, transferring to MuchMusic and becoming host of Electric Circus and French Kiss, while also studying economics at the University of Toronto.

In 1999, Powell began working for CablePulse 24 as a business reporter and founded media and consulting company Powell International Entertainment Inc. (PIE Inc.) which produced features with personalities such as Nelson Mandela, Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Sir Richard Branson, Tim Burton, and Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Rosie O'Donnell and Prince Charles.

In 2001, she co-authored the media section for the UN Plan of Action of the World Conference against Racism.

She is author of the 2008 book 33 Million People in the Room: How to Create, Influence and Run a Successful Business using Social Networking (Financial Times Press, ISBN 978-0-13-715435-7).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lumley, Elizabeth (2003). Canadian Who's Who. University of Toronto Press. p. 1101. ISBN 978-0-8020-8865-9. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  2. ^ Farewell, Miss Canada, CBC News: The National, 3 January 1992, retrieved 2009-02-15 
  3. ^ Petrowski, Nathalie (20 December 2008). "Daniel Desnoyers: Docteur House" (in French). La Presse. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  4. ^ 33 Million People in the Room at FT Press Juliette currently works for TMZ.

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Preceded by
Melinda Gillies
Miss Canada
1989
Succeeded by
Robin Lee Ouzunoff