When Seshmi Hayes was a child, she would use a brush as her microphone and interview all the family members she could, putting her inquisitive nature to work at a young age. Her ability to ask the right questions has served her well for more than a dozen years as a Television Host, Anchor, Entertainment Reporter and Producer.
Seshmi was one of two women who were the face of JUCE TV, a national and international cable entertainment television network, focusing on entertainment from the country’s robust Christian music, television and movie scene. A Trinity Broadcasting Networks (TBN) network, Seshmi was the lead host, and Executive Producer for JUCE TV’s flagship talk-show Top3.
Seshmi culminated her time at JUCE TV and TBN, doing double duty, becoming the full time anchor of the news show Hot Off The Press while continuing her duties of hosting the weekly talk show, and the networks live telethons.
Seshmi was the full-time Entertainment Reporter for Central Florida News 13 and Central Florida on Demand, the 24-hour Spectrum News television station in Orlando, Florida. There she regularly produced and hosted celebrity interviews, covered stories on the latest events and happenings around town, and covered various premieres and the latest fashion trends.
Seshmi became grounded in the essentials of producing television news, moving up from a weekend AP to the coveted position of the first ever Producer for WCTV’s brand new 5:30am morning show, Daybreak! Seshmi played an essential role in getting the show off the ground, creating the first-ever format for the new show, leading rehearsals as the head producer and ensuring a new feel for the show, that would separate it from the long-running and award winning 6am newscast.
Seshmi is a graduate of Florida State University, with a BA in Mass Media, and completed her minor at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, in their FSU/FAMU Broadcast Journalism CO-OP program. Seshmi has served in the Los Angeles chapter of NABJ, as the Vice President of the (BJASC) Black Journalists Association of Southern California, and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Seshmi is now a wife and a proud mother of two, and has returned from New York and L.A. to her home state of Florida, most recently working out of the television unit of Florida State University, anchoring a daily morning news segment for the local NPR station