Deanne’s passion for helping others started at a young age. In high school, Deanne was featured in Teen People Magazine for designing and selling a necklace that raised $17,000 for babies with birth defects. In college at Vanderbilt University, Deanne was given a campus leadership award for launching a volunteer club that brought shelter puppies and kittens to local senior care homes for pet therapy. Deanne continues to volunteer in her community, mentors aspiring journalists, and served on the board of a non-profit that trained service dogs to help troops with PTSD.
Deanne’s journalism career started in TV news as a “one man band” reporter for a CBS affiliate in Mississippi. She also anchored and reported for a NBC affiliate in Oregon and freelanced for networks in Southern California.
Deanne loves that she gets to meet inspiring people through 5-hour ENERGY® Helps Amazing People, share their stories, and best of all, hand out surprises!
Inspired to make a difference in the lives of others, and to be the voice for the voiceless, Roxanna chose to pursue a career in journalism.
After graduating from University of Florida, Roxanna worked her way up TV markets starting with WCTV (Tallahassee), then KCCI (Des Moines), WGHP (Winston-Salem/High Point/Greensboro), and recently WKRN (Nashville).
In 2009, Roxanna won an Associated Press Award for her story about homeless people living in the woods. She then volunteered with a local homeless outreach program to help find homes for the people featured in the story.
While reporting at the 2008 Iowa Caucus, she had the opportunity to interview the presidential candidates including current President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
As a freelance entertainment reporter, she can be seen chatting with country music stars on AXS-TV. Roxanna also recently received her certification in meteorology from Mississippi State University.
Roxanna enjoys traveling the country, meeting hard working citizens, and uncovering inspirational stories for 5-hour ENERGY® Helps Amazing People.