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Birth NameApril Wilson

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April Woodard immerses herself in a diverse range of stories, and her unique talents continually play a key role in scoring some of TV's top interviews. Woodard's trademark is gripping reports on a variety of topics, ranging from children battling disfiguring diseases to red carpet interviews with such stars as Michael Vick, Tom Cruise, Madonna, Mo'Nique, Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and former First Lady Laura Bush, First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Woodard has no fear of personally tackling tough topics; She risked her own life reporting on the 9/11 World Trade Center Bombings, covered Hurricane Katrina as it headed toward New Orleans, plus she surrendered her cell phone, jewelry, wallet, and went undercover, living 48 hours as a homeless woman on the streets of New York City.

In the aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake Disaster, this award-winning journalist co-hosted the post show for George Clooney's, "Hope for Haiti Now Telethon" on MTV and reported on BET'S "SOS: Help for Haiti Telethon" in Miami, Florida.

Woodard broke the story of Michael Jackson's death to a national radio audience while filling in on the syndicated, The Wendy William's Experience and subsequently hosted the King of Pop's Memorial Service Live from Los Angeles on BET'S Forever the King: A Memorial to Michael Jackson.

During the historic 2008 election, she went on the road with both Republican and Democratic campaigns for the syndicated news magazine, Inside Edition (1988), for which she worked for 10 years and anchored BET'S coverage of President Barack Obama's nomination speech for The Truth. She followed up the campaign with extensive coverage on the Inauguration Day and red carpet reporting of the Inaugural Balls later that evening.

Woodard is a highly-sought-after pop culture and lifestyle expert and appears frequently on HLN's Showbiz Tonight (2005), The Joy Behar Show (2009), Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell (2008) and Fox Network shows such as Geraldo at Large (2003), The A List, and The Mike and Juliet Show.

Through her production company, "FAVOR Multimedia", she is behind the scenes, producing a documentary on Black Colleges and Universities, an issue close to the heart for this daughter of a former HBCU president.

Beyond television, Woodard has written a series of children's books with her writing partner and best friend of 20 years, Dr. Davida White, they are currently authoring a manual on life lessons. Woodard contributed to the book, "Bill Clinton and Black America", by 'Dewayne Wickham' and continues to contribute to national publications and on-line magazines.

Living by her mantra, "No Man is an Island", Woodard is committed to giving back to the community, she serves on the Board of The YWCA, and has donated her time to various organizations, including "The Coalition for the Homeless", "The Trumpet Foundation", "The HBCU Alumni Hall of Fame", and "The Miss Black USA" and "Miss Virginia" Pageants. April Woodard is a member of "The National Association of Journalists", and "Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: FAVORPR

Spouse (1)

Adrian S. Woodard (13 December 1997 - present)

Trivia (1)

Aunt of Russell Wilson.

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