Jasmine Sanders

Jasmine Sanders – Bio

 Adopted and Winning—it’s the rallying watchword of award-winning, top-ranked, multi-media personality and adoption advocate Jasmine Sanders.

Sanders’ compelling backstory of foster care, teen pregnancy, abuse, and survival laid the foundation for her platform as a mentor, motivational speaker, women’s empowerment devotee, and adoption advocate. It also fueled her relentless drive to become the powerhouse media maven and burgeoning author millions lean in to hear weekly. With more than twenty years in the business, a refreshing ray of light, the adored, spirited, and humorous co-host of The D. L. Hughley Show and D. L. Hughley UNCUT, Sanders serves up formidable wit and charm alongside King of Comedy comedian, actor, and two-time New York Times bestselling author, D. L. Hughley. Authentic, pure-hearted, and relatable in a world where humility pales in the limelight, Sanders delivers with warm, inviting class whether on radio, television, hosting events, or corresponding on red carpets.

From special correspondent on HLN’s “The Daily Share,” former co-host of BET/Centric TV’s lifestyle show, “Culture List,” and featured music expert and pop-culture pundit for Billboard Magazine, to correspondent and co-host for WTFV/CBS News Channel 5 and WTVC/ABC News Channel 9, Sanders has a well-decorated past as a seasoned media professional. She was a well-known personality at New York’s WWFS 102.7 and a top-rated midday host at the legendary WBLS. She was also the co-host of two nationally syndicated programs: “Skip Murphy in The Afternoon” and “The Afternoon Jam Session” with Brian McKnight. Her storied career has included multiple national media features, mentions, and high-profile host appearances. Consummate in her field, Sanders’ awards and recognitions include: Girls Incorporated Most Influential Women, Top Personality in the Business by The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment (NABFEME), Black Women in Media (BWIM) Awards Honoree, and several Black Women in Radio (BWIR) acknowledgments including being a part of the nation’s first Black Women In Radio Historic Collection in the Library of Congress presented by BWIR, The Radio Preservation Task Force, and the Atlanta University Center’s Robert Woodruff Library.

Ranked as one of radio’s premiere nationally-syndicated Black female personalities, Sanders launched an unapologetic vodcast, “Don’t Tell Me To Shut Up” and doles out heaping portions of brave, bold, never-say-die-energy and raw no-holds-barred conversations on real life experiences from the unfiltered perspective of a Black woman. The show can be seen on YouTube and heard on all streaming platforms.

Sanders’ passions shine on her missions to both empower women and debunk the myths and dispel the misconceptions about being adopted. The “Jasmine Cares” initiative focuses on mentorship and motivation for women and aged-out foster children who have lost their will to dream. The “Adopted and Winning” initiative includes inspiring other adoptees and an annual charity event to reduce fees for those desiring to adopt, but initial costs are a deterrent.


Sanders has broken barriers, and she endeavors to make her journey count by helping pave the road of hope for other women. For the latest on Sanders or for bookings, contact her on Instagram @iamjasminesanders or Facebook at IamJasmineSanders.



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