Shakira Hedgpeth currently produces and provides creative support for TV One’s Original Programming & Production department. In this role, she develops and streamlines creative projects for a portfolio of true crime, factual, reality, scripted, award shows and film festival sponsorships.
In this support role, she is focused on building strong creative relationships while proactively engaging with emerging talent and developing unique stories for them and the Network’s assortment ofprogramming. She currently serves as an Executive Judge for the annual ABFF screenplay competition.
Shakira joined TV One after producing on the daytime multi- Emmy winning show, Judge Judy. Previously, she managed production of original programming at The Game Show Network.
Shakira was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and started her career in entertainment as a video journalist interning for Vibe Magazine and later at Fox 29 in Philadelphia. Shakira earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Lincoln University and she is a Master of Science candidate from Drexel University’s Television Management program in Philadelphia.