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Cynthia Maxie Milton

News Producer / Morning Edition Host

Cynthia Milton has had a lifelong love for the arts, the art of communication and business. This multiple award winning journalist is a powerful voice in the state of Mississippi. Her rich warm voice has endeared her to thousands of listeners. She can be heard every morning serving as the local host of NPR's Morning Edition. She is also the host and producer of the Candid Conversations talk show, which won a first place award from the prestigious Mississippi Association of Broadcasters within its first six months of production. Ms. Milton has also been cited for awards by the Louisiana and Mississippi Associated Press organizations. In addition, Milton is an international Amazon best selling author having co-authored the anthology, Your Faith Will Make You Unstoppable with dynamic women leaders from across the globe. She is a founding member of the international business women's organization Women Collaborating Together, which works to support, encourage and mentor women across the globe. Ms. Milton doesn't just speak, she also is a professional singer. Milton has lent her vocal ability and acting skills to several independent film projects.

Prior to joining WJSU, Milton worked for the Department of Defense as a Human Resource Specialist. She has also served as a former Communications & Public Affairs Director for the City of Jackson, Mississippi. Milton worked with the media to secure appearances on radio and television. She also developed, produced and hosted the “All About Jackson Program”, which aired on three stations in the market several days a week. In total, Milton generated more than 1.2 million dollars in positive proactive press, to provide an avenue to inform citizens of the city’s accomplishments and progress; an accomplishment unprecedented for any city employee.

Prior to working with the City of Jackson, Milton served as the producer of Statewide Live; a premier political and public affairs show, with interviews with everyone from state lawmakers and leaders to ordinary citizens. The show featured controversial political and other critical news making issues of the day, on the local, state and national level.

Milton has worked as a reporter for number one rated television stations in Mississippi and Louisiana. She has served as radio news director for several stations and is the owner of Maximum Solutions Communications.

She is a strong advocate of giving back and community service. Milton has served as a board member for the Geneva Foundation, which helps women heal and recover from domestic violence. She’s served as a volunteer coordinator for Unite Mississippi and as a member of Mission Mississippi; which both work to promote racial reconciliation. She has served as a member and chairperson of the Department of Army's Community Outreach Committee. Ms. Milton spearheaded an effort, which provided over 100 families in need with Christmas gifts, via the Salvation Army’s Angel tree project. Milton also spearheaded two projects, which resulted in the collection of more than 3,000 pounds of food and clothing for those in need in Clinton, Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi and Junction City, Kansas.

Ms. Milton is a former Miss Black Vicksburg and Miss Black Mississippi, USA. She appeared in the film "Soul Damage", by Jackson Film Festival founder Maximums Wright and currently serves as the film festival's public affairs director. She is now in the process of recording her first single, “I’ll See You in Time”, in memory of her grandparents. In her spare time, Ms. Milton enjoys family, friends, public speaking, reading, acting, singing, poetry writing, song writing, photography and organizing and all things "the arts". Her motto is, "Life is not about you. It is about what God can do through you to promote positive change and help others".