Name: Sheba Turk

Neighborhood: Gentilly

Profession: News Anchor & Author, WWL-TV

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Sheba Turk

What do you think makes New Orleans a resilient city? What haven’t we been through as a city? We have dealt with so much loss, sadness, and neglect and we always come back stronger. 

Describe your charitable work or favorite cause: I love working with Soledad O'Brien's PowHERful Foundation. The foundation paid for me to graduate from UNO—otherwise I would not have finished school. They’ve sent several New Orleans girls to college. I mentor young girls and travel across the country sharing my journey.

How has COVID-19 impacted your industry? The television news industry depends on us talking to people and gathering information. Thankfully, we can do that through Zoom and Skype, but I certainly miss interacting with people in person and doing stories that require being around people in our community.

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Sheba Turk

Best book you've read in the past year: The Yellow House by Sarah Broom

Favorite album of all time: 21, Adele

Favorite movie of all time: The Wizard of Oz

Favorite food and where to get it: Banana cream pie at Emeril's (I am a dessert girl!)

Favorite destination: New York

Favorite drink or cocktail: Eggnog Daiquiri

Interviews have been edited and condensed.

This article appeared in the September 2020 Issue of Adore Magazine.