A Journalist You Can Relate To

Slide Doug Freeman / Ad Agency, D & I executive She always comes prepared and ready to dive in. Dara has this infectious energy and welcoming delivery that our attendees love to absorb; which is why we continue to book her. Slide Talent Booking Agent Some people are just born connectors, doer’s with a spirit to make a difference and get to the heart of what’s really going on. Dara sees the big picture by noticing the small things and works to fill in the middle. She is a great talent and definitely underrated in this business, if you ask me. Slide Terry Foster / Author and Columnist
You could tell at an early age that Dara wasn’t in it just to be in it. She wanted to be great and impactful. We call these people in the business difference makers.
Slide Mike Hill / Actor and Broadcaster

Hands down, one of the best talents I’ve ever seen!
Slide Dara is like no other journalist that I have worked with. She gets into this zone to make things happen. You don’t need to poke your head in, she has it covered. And she lights up a room! Just a pleasant person. Brought many smiles when she was in my newsroom. But, she’s tough! Larry Lawson / News Director

Slide C. Kern / Fortune 100 and Global 500 Executive
Her broad range of expertise coupled with her thought provoking and progressive approach invites rich dialogue with her viewers.

Slide 54 It is amazing where your passion can take you! One of the most versatile and experienced talents, Dara’s journey to date has taken her to 54 countries and five continents. Her love of people, stories and the unknown have carried her around the world for work and exploration. As a journalist, she has worked thus far in seven countries. For speaking, education and curiosity, the tally continues. From studying global finance in China to covering politics in Africa and fronting shows in Europe, the urge to chase a lead and produce the best, most authentic work is the standard by which she thrives.

Dara's 'To Live By'

“Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.”

– Maya Angelou

“The ability to lead a happy life is made, not found”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others.” 

– Michelle Obama

“If you mind your own business, you’ll stay busy all the time.”

– Hank Williams, Jr.

“The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive.”

– Dave Chappelie



- former executive producer

From the moment she landed her first television job as a teen talk show host in high school by winning a competition, Dara has connected to people and searched for stories to tell on any platform. Always focused on diversifying her journalistic reach, she has thrived working across sectors. “From the start, I was interested in not just one beat but, in varying subjects,” she said. “Journalism was my way to explore, bond, and inform. I studied my craft and worked whatever available assignment and, even covered stories on my own time to become a complete sponge and orator of information and not be boxed in but, instead one who can contribute on multiple levels in my uber-competitive field.”


Dara has been a talent of TV news, sports, business and entertainment. After humble beginnings in small markets, she has since served on network and show launch teams to millions of viewers and was named a future star in radio early in her career. Aside from traditional outlets Kennedy has appeared in episodic and scripted television and has self-produced from live and remote shoots.


From the United Nations to the European Diversity, Business and Inclusion Congresses in Vienna, Austria, Dara has spoken to high level participants around the World including on Wall Street having twice rung the bell at the New York Stock Exchange with organizations focused on global equity and diversity advancement.


A passionate collector of Innovative ideas that evolve from thought to content, Dara’s production company aims to help fund and produce inclusive stories. To use your creativity and personal vision to develop fun, fresh, and engaging content. Creativity is the development of intangible ideas. We challenge your thinking power to interpret and judge the “positive space” of thoughts and positive space of transforming visionary thoughts into impactful realities.

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Making History

GRADUATE COLLEGE Dara landed her first television job in high school by winning a competition to host a teen talk show. She would also report and write for the show which aired on the local cable channels. Always told to gather as much experience as possible, Dara worked at radio stations at night and reported for local newspapers across the country, the first woman of color to cover certain beats of wrestling and bull riding. During summers she worked for local tv stations and interned at CNN on the international desk at its Atlanta headquarters. Dara interned as a one-man band in a small deep south town and ventured back to the floor of Nielsen’s markets after college for her first on-air job and became an advertised anchor and reporter, the first woman of color to do so at the station. JOURNALIST ESTABLISHED SMALL MARKETS SOUTH RADIO, TV, PRINT

She landed a coveted job as a production assistant at ESPN where she worked on a variety of sports. She would shadow on-air talent on her off time and study their scripts to practice anchor delivery. She next joined a start-up production team in New York City where they would win multiple Emmy’s including for documentaries where she played a valuable role.

Dara has been nationally viewed on Fox and CBS Sports, E!, and Nickelodeon. Global viewers have tuned in to SKY and Al Jazeera English where she was the first black woman in those roles. She has had White House security clearance on multiple occasions from covering the Yankees to Politics.

Cemented in the beliefs of facts first in journalism and equality for all, Dara's intersection of work and values drive her passion for newsgathering and information sharing across sectors that need louder voices including financial, community, news and political stories.

Dara’s Book Bag

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A True Professional

Dara has earned a reputation for building and fostering relationships across industries. Her fearless approach to connecting with top officials has landed her exclusive leads, on-and-off camera, with some of the biggest newsmakers that have afforded her a top-notch source list and impressive gets.

Mentorship, Leadership & Entrepreneurship

” The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. ”