About Sybil Wilkes, The Tom Joyner Morning Show

Sybil Wilkes is the co-host of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, a nationally syndicated radio program heard in over 100 markets with an audience of more than eight million. An original member of the show, initially joining the crew as a news anchor, each morning Wilkes provides “the voice of reason” alongside host Tom Joyner and co-host J. Anthony Brown.

This native Chicagoan began her radio career in 1985 as a production assistant with WKQX-FM, Chicago. She eventually went on to news management and reporting jobs at WINK-AM/FM, Fort Myers, Florida; WRCC-FM, Cape Coral, Florida; and WCKZ-FM, Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1989 Wilkes joined WGCI-AM/FM, Chicago, as a talk show host. In 1990 she became a reporter for Chicago\'s Shadow Traffic Network. While with Shadow, Wilkes delivered morning and afternoon drive traffic updates and worked as one of Tom Joyner\'s WGCI-FM sidekicks.

A noted news and political journalist, Wilkes has landed major interviews with some of today’s top newsmakers including joining President Barack Obama and Senator John Edwards on the campaign trail for exclusive one-on-one interviews as well as a candid interview with Former President Bill Clinton. As an avid reader, she created “Sybil’s Book Club”, started in 1996, which features African-American authors at live events and offers an opportunity for book lovers to meet and engage with their favorite writers.

Being a celebrated radio personality and journalist she has received a number of accolades including The President’s Award from the NAACP Image Awards, and an honorary Doctorate Degree from Bennett College in Greensboro, NC. Most recently, Wilkes has become a national ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Circle of Promise Campaign. She also co-hosts a local Sunday afternoon inspirational radio program with Pastor Frederick Haynes in Dallas. A graduate of Northwestern University, she received a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and Communication Studies.

Wilkes lives by the biblical saying handed down by her parents, “To whom much is given, much is required.” When not using her “Big A” words on the show, Sybil has an interest in politics, photography, and sports.

Wilkes resides in Dallas, Texas.

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Sybil Wilkes chats with Pulitzer Prize winning author and BlackAmericaWeb.com’s own Michael Cottman about his powerful new book Shackles From the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy.  Check out the full interview below. PART 1: PART 2: Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

In honor of International Women’s Day, Tom Joyner Morning Show co-host Sybil Wilkes takes a minute to honor three remarkable women, Mary McLeod Bethune, Indira Gandhi and Gloria Steinem, who impacted the world through their passion and leadership. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

In this edition of Sybil’s Book Club, Sybil Wilkes has an inspiring discussion with the legendary Dr. Louis Sullivan about his book Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine which details his journey from Morehouse to the White House. For purchasing info, visit here. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

In honor of the late Gwendolyn Brooks‘ centennial celebration Our Miss Brooks 100, Sybil Wilkes interviews author Quraysh Ali Lansana to discuss her legacy, the big celebration and more. Listen to the full interview above. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

1/31/17- Sybil Wilkes reports on this week’s news and headlines including, Donald Trump firing the Attorney General, the shooting at the Quebec Mosque and more. Listen below.

1/27/17- Sybil Wilkes reports on this week’s news and entertainment headlines. Listen below.  

1/26/17- Sybil Wilkes reports on the morning’s news and headlines including the death of legendary TV icon, Mary Tyler Moore. Listen below.

1/25/17- Sybil Wilkes reports on the morning’s news and headlines including, Donald Trump’s latest threat the death of the Founder of WorldStarHipHop and much more. Listen below.

1/24/17- Sybil Wilkes reports on this week’s news and headlines, including this year’s Oscar nominations, a stupid Patriots fans and much more. Listen below.

1/23/17- Sybil Wilkes reports on this weekend’s biggest headlines, including Donald Trump’s Inauguration, the deadly tornadoes in Florida and much more. Listen below.