About me


The Makings of Vanessa James

With her infectious personality and insatiable energy, Vanessa James uses her multi-platform career in music, radio, TV, voiceover and media to inspire others every day. A native South Floridian with Trinidadian and Venezuelan roots, Vanessa is a graduate of The Florida State University with a degree in Spanish and Mass Media Studies. For nearly 12 years, VJ (as she’s widely known) kept Florida on the pulse of all things new in music, fashion, entertainment news, and the happening’s in the community on her popular radio shows in various markets. With radio as the foundation of her media career, she started her professional radio career at Clear Channel Tallahassee as its first Music Director and later the station’s Program Director for WBWT-FM.

After four years of success and a desire to reconnect with the South Florida community, a yearning for further professional growth prompted her return to Miami to guide WMIB-FM 103.5 The Beat. She held the coveted position of the stations Music and Marketing Director, as well as host of her widely popular midday show. After garnering the reputation for having incredible energy, a positive spirit, an intimate connection with her audience, and a voice like no other, Vanessa launched http://www.vanessajamesmedia.com in 2008. The multimedia site showcases her dynamic voice-over talent for clients around the globe. Her undeniable connection prompted Atlas Agency to call her for representation in 2011 and she now voices over 20 of the nations most renowned radio and television stations and brands nationwide. Among the heavy weights, Vanessa serves as the voice of: WKTU-FM (103.5) New York City, KMEL-FM (106.7) San Francisco, (93.5) Toronto, WJPZ-FM New York, WRDW-FM Philly (96.5), WBQT-FM Boston (96.9), and lends her voice talents to several nationwide brand campaigns including: Open English, Macy’s, HP, Starbucks, Microsoft, RCA and Warner Music groups, Monster Products, and most recently Animal Planet and VH-1.

In 2009, Vanessa propelled her platform to new heights with the extension of her voiceover business to a hub for all things VJM; hence the launch of Vanessa James Media, LLC! VJM celebrates her success as Miami’s premier bi-lingual, female multi-media personality and as an experienced events host and producer, entertainment correspondent, blogger, and brand ambassador http://www.vanessajamesmedia.com.

To Book Vanessa for TV/Radio, VO or Brand campaign:  

Ricky Meyer at Atlas Agency NYC: Ricky@atlastalent.com

For all media and publicity needs:
Jessica Manning: jessmanningpr@gmail.com or 404-313-7602

All other inquiries, press and travel coverage, brand synergies, site rates, or to reach Vanessa’s team directly:
Vanessa James: vanessajamesmedia@gmail.com

Vanessa James Media is a comprehensive and interactive company which leverages her versatile talents in social media, radio and music, travel correspondence, television, digital media, lifestyle events, product endorsements, event promotion, and voice-overs. After years of networking in the marketplace and the urge to expand the reach of the VJM brand, Vanessa created the annual #VJMediaMixology: South Florida’s premiere signature event celebrating the VJM brand while connecting brands, bloggers, influencers and media. The event recently wrapped with tremendous success and press after a collaboration with auto giant General Motors and Cadillac and received national recognition by Nasdaq, Miami.com and Forbes. Vanessa has also been honored by Miami.com as one of the Soul of South Florida’s “Person’s to Watch” in Miami. Click here for article.

With her strong connection to the Caribbean, impeccable industry relationships, and her mass general market appeal, Vanessa added a few new stats to her resume recently. She’s collaborated with several tourism boards including:The BVI (British Virgin Islands), Jamaica, Cancun, Barbados, Antigua, and Trinidad to serve as a social media ambassador for several music festivals and lifestyle events as well as written correspondent for several tourism pieces. She recently partnered with USAToday to cover the Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin’s show in Cancun for the launch of Moon Palace’s new concert facility. She also serves as a social media ambassador of infamous Caribbean events such as: Jamaica Jazz & Blues, Carnival Miami, BVI Music Festival, and the recent

As it relates back to South Florida, you can catch Vanessa leading the music platform for the biggest US Hispanic conference nationwide: Hispanicize; The Latino trendsetters and news-makers in social media, marketing, entertainment and innovation).. The leading trends event for all things is a 5 day experience in which Vanessa curates the entire music experience with event co-partners Katherine Johnson and Manny Ruiz.

2014 is in full swing for Vanessa James Media. She’s adding more television hosting, producing, blogging, and speaking engagements to her resume with the launch of Carnival to the World; a new travel show currently in production with SteadyImage Productions. The shows will showcase Vanessa’s voiceover and storytelling range, on-camera talents, interview skills and overall personality while tapping into uncharted territories including music, culture, local food, new media, lifestyle, art, carnival and fashion. Lastly and most recently, Vanessa has added one more set of hosting duties to her arsenal as she recently signed on with global media brand USAToday to serve as a travel and lifestyle contributor. As you can see, this media maven is just getting started and we thank you for your continued support throughout of the VJMedia brand.

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