They say change is inevitable, but for Michelle Dawn Mooney it’s become a way of life. With her mind set on a career in the medical field at the age of 4, Michelle’s journey has taken her up, down, and back around again through a wide variety of jobs and experiences she says she wouldn’t change for the world. Why? Because they led her to exactly where she is today.
After graduating from high school, Michelle continued her pre-med education at Stockton University, with the hope of helping people. It was a fluke that she landed a News Director/On-Air Radio position at the age of 19 to help pay for college. Little did she know it would be the catalyst to set her on a completely different course. Four radio stations later, with several morning show co-hosting gigs under her belt, she ventured into television. An Atlantic City native, she was thrilled to continue her career at the area’s NBC affiliate, where she was welcomed into the homes of tens of thousands of viewers each weeknight as the station’s lead news anchor.
While Michelle’s talent has offered her quite a few full-time job opportunities in higher markets, she preferred to make her professional dreams come true right here in the place she’s always called home…South Jersey. Following the closure of NBC WMGM-TV, Michelle started producing her own show, “Middays with Michelle Dawn Mooney”. She can now be seen on “The Michelle Dawn Mooney Show”, which airs each week on her social media channels. She is also the host of the “Michelle Dawn Mooney Conversations” podcast, which features notable celebrities and professionals who share their paths to success and causes that are close to their heart. In 2022, Michelle launched her own media company which allows her to follow several of her professional passions … as a consultant, instructor, performer and B2B podcast host for Fortune 500 companies like Verizon and Intel.
Michelle has always cherished the opportunity to advocate for causes close to her heart as a public speaker, nationally recognized author, and an accomplished singer-songwriter - fronting the Michelle Dawn Mooney band as a headliner or opener for the likes of national acts like country star Phil Vassar. Michelle has performed the national anthem for numerous military organizations and various teams throughout the NCAA, NFL, and NBA. She also appeared in several independent movies and the feature film “Warrior”, where she played a role in a key scene featuring Oscar nominee Nick Nolte.
While she has worn quite a few hats, her favorite roles are wife, step-mom, fur mama and now the very cherished title of Mimi to her first precious little grandbaby.