Marissa Daniel's 'Broken Into Beautiful'
Marissa Daniel's faith based TV talk show, 'Broken Into Beautiful' is a show about God's mercy and grace that one does not have to remain a victim from abuse and despair.
It is a message that she hopes her personal journey and guests on the show will touch all of those who watch to know that they too can triumph and become the beautiful person God has made them to be.
Launched in 2017, 'Broken Into Beautiful' is a dream come true for Marissa who has wanted to pursue a career in broadcasting since graduating from Clark Atlanta University in 2012. However her plans were put on hold when she landed a position in property management. She felt her dream had slipped away for a time, and she prayed over it.
Marissa says, "God told me to write the vision down and He allowed me after 6 years from graduating from college to use my degree to give Him the glory."
The show is taped in Atlanta, GA on WATC Community Television - Channel 57. Marissa is now ready for regional distribution and has interviewed such Atlanta dignitaries as Monica Pearson, the former news anchor and philanthropist, who is a beloved member of the Atlanta community. Her hope is for 'Broken Into Beautiful' to become a nationally syndicated program.
Marissa is inspired by her idol, Oprah Winfrey and mentors like television specialist and former news producer, Murdell McFarlin, Monica Pearson, and the late Amanda Davis.
While in college, Marissa says,"Amanda [Davis] told me how I should step out on faith and apply for an intern position at FOX. To her surprise, I took her advice and when she saw me in the newsroom, she was so proud of me."
'Broken Into Beautiful' was created to have personalities and celebrities come on the show to give their own testimonials about their life's journey and to share with viewers that "although nothing comes easy in life, the journey can be a victorious one when you walk in faith."
I spoke with Marissa recently to get more insight into her show and to find out more about her own faith walk.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."— Maya Angelou - Aug 22, 2011
Q&A with Marissa Daniel
Thank you Marissa for this interview. I know our readers will be blessed by it.
Q) You are the creator and moderator of a faith based TV show called, 'Broken Into Beautiful'. How did you come up with the title, and what does it mean to you?
A) Broken into Beautiful is a gift that God blessed me with. Throughout my childhood, I always wanted to be a Talk Show Host. After graduating from Clark Atlanta University, I had a difficult time getting a job in television. I landed my first job in Property Management in 2012 working as a Leasing Professional for Tribridge Residential in Brookhaven, Georgia. . I thought that my dream of being a television talk show host was dead until God told me to write the vision. He allowed me after 6 years from graduating from college to utilize my degree to give him the glory. Broken into Beautiful is a show that allows people to come on and testify how God brought them from a broken place in life and blossomed them to being beautiful.
Q) Does Broken into Beautiful give any insight about your personal journey in life?
A) Yes, Broken into Beautiful definitely gives insight about my personal journey in my life so far. I have experienced broken moments in my life and God has used those moments to make me stronger and to give him the glory because he blossoms me more and more each day. I experienced low self-esteem, broken relationships and many struggles but one thing I can say is that GOD has always been there to wipe away my tears and reminds me of who I am in Christ.
Q) Describe your show for our readers. Is it like 'The Talk' or 'The View', but more with a Christian message?
A) Broken into Beautiful is a religious talk show that focuses on giving God the glory. My guests testifies and encourages people to trust in GOD no matter what we experienced or faced. I have guests such as Evangelist Danielle Williams McCord who testified how God brought her from Porn to the Pulpit. Another guest I had the opportunity to interview was Ms.Nora Jones who testified how God brought her out of a domestic relationship and my own mother, Ms.Laverne Lardydell testified how she endure so much trauma and pain growing up but she expressed how God brought her out of it. This show is for people to overcome and to believe that GOD takes care of his children and he can take you from a broken place in life and blossomed you to being beautiful and to give him the glory. I believe that we all overcome by our testimony.
Q) What is it you want your viewers to come way with watching your show?
A) I desire for the viewers to be encouraged and to hear how God can take someone’s pain and make it into purpose. To also not give up just because they may be going through a difficult time. The guests that I had so far are inspiring and the definition of Broken into Beautiful.
Q) Is it a show for just Christians do you think, or is it for everyone, including maybe those who don't believe in faith?
A) This show is for EVERYONE!! Even people who may not believe that there is a God. Trust me after watching Broken into Beautiful people will give their lives to Christ and people will see how God can take someone’s pain and make it into their purpose. This show will definitely change lives.
Q) I first met you at Clark Atlanta University. are you a graduate of Clark? Any sorority shout-outs you want to give?
A) I am a 2012 graduate from the illustrious Clark Atlanta University with my undergraduate degree in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in radio, TV and film.
Q) So, you have hosted other shows before? Tell us what the other shows were, if so, and what your experience has been hosting. Why do you like it so much?
A) Yes, before I attended Clark Atlanta University I attended Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 2007-2008 and I hosted a 30 minute radio show called, “The Marissa Show.” I was the only black student to receive an award at the end of the year for my show. I also hosted my very first talk show at Clark Atlanta University during my junior and senior year called, “Making a Difference with Marissa.” The most memorable moment at CAU is when I interviewed Monica Pearson in front of a live studio audience on my show during my senior year. I always wanted to be a talk show host and I love to talk and to be my vibrant self and to get the audience involved in the show.
Q) Who are some hosts out there that you would say has influenced you? Would it be Oprah, perhaps?
A) Oprah Winfrey has been my biggest inspiration since I was a little black girl watching her shows while my mom was doing my hair. She has set such a great example for women in general that has a desire to work in the television industry even entrepreneurship. Before I leave this earth I pray that I will have the opportunity to meet her in person. She has been my role model and someone I will always respect and honor. I tell myself every day, “If Oprah can do it I can too!!”
Q) I know the Atlanta community was shocked and stunned in December of 2017 by the passing of Amanda Davis. Had you ever met Amanda, and what does the significance of how precious life can be?
A) In 2012 I was an intern for FOX 5 Atlanta in the newsroom. Monica Pearson actually introduced me to Amanda Davis at an AABJ event. Amanda told me how I should step out on faith and apply for the intern position at FOX. To her surprise, I took her advice and when she saw me in the newsroom she was so proud of me. She gave me wisdom and counsel about the business and she also shared her struggles with me that she experienced throughout her career. Not to mention, she loved her daughter. She bragged about her to me. She was also very proud when I got my first apartment in Brookhaven. She said to me, “Marissa, all you need is a bed. The rest will come.” LOL. I was devastated at 4 am when I found out she passed away. She was a beautiful woman and a great news anchor. I know she is resting in paradise.
Q) How do our readers see the show Marissa, and how can we find you on social media?
A) You can watch Broken into Beautiful on WATC and People TV. My next show will air on Tuesday April 24, 2018 at 10:00pm with Evangelist Danielle Williams McCord. Her testimony will leave you speechless. You can also watch my shows on my website at www.brokenintobeautiful.live. You can follow me on Instagram: brokenintobeautifullive. Facebook: Broken into Beautiful and twitter: @futuretalkshow. Thank you everyone for your support and remember you were once broken but now you’re beautiful.
Thank you for this interview Marissa. I know I am looking forward to seeing the show become a nationally syndicated show that I am sure our readers will as well.
She was a beautiful woman and a great news anchor. I know she is resting in paradise. "— Marissa Daniel speaking about the late Atlanta news anchor, Amanda Davis
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"Oprah Winfrey has been my biggest inspiration since I was a little black girl watching her shows while my mom was doing my hair. She has set such a great example for women in general that has a desire to work in the television industry even entrepreneurship. Before I leave this earth I pray that I will have the opportunity to meet her in person. She has been my role model and someone I will always respect and honor. I tell myself every day, “If Oprah can do it I can too!”
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Electronic Press Kit for Broken Into Beautiful - (myPPK - Power Press Kit) Marissa Laverne Daniel was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating from Milwaukee School of Entrepreneurship (2007) she attended Carroll College in Waukesha,
Thank you everyone for your support and remember you were once broken but now you’re beautiful."— Marissa Daniel