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Tom Joyner
Tom Joyner
1949 - present

Tom Joyner is one of the most influential, inspirational, and dynamic personalities in the country. Known as "The Hardest Working Man in Radio", has distinguished himself as one of the most recognized and revered media personalities in the country.

A native of Tuskegee, Alabama, Joyner is so much more than a radio personality: He’s an entrepreneur, an entertainer and a philanthropist. He is founder of REACH Media Inc., the Tom Joyner Foundation,, and host of the leading nationally syndicated morning radio show, Tom Joyner Morning Show.

Joyner has become a motivating force for the country. He has led voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, major fundraising initiatives to help families and students affected by Hurricane Katrina. He and members of his crew also have prompted major companies to stop discriminating against African Americans and Hispanics in advertising and are in the trenches in raising health awareness among African Americans.

His Tom Joyner foundation, a non-profit organization, was started in 1997 for the sake of African American students in need. The foundation has raised more than $55 million to date for this single cause.

Joyner’s success as a radio personality and philanthropist also has earned him several awards and honors.