About Ashlei

Whether it’s speaking about government affairs on national news, discussing the latest HBCU news on her web series, engaging a crowd as an exciting event emcee, or empowering teens as they struggle with self-confidence, the one constant theme is Ashlei’s unmistakable voice.

And she uses her voice to Inform, Inspire, and Empower.

A news reporter-turned-communications guru, Ashlei has more than 15 years of media experience spanning government to non-profits to television and radio. A former spokeswoman for UNCF and media relations manager for the 2020 Census, she currently works in communications for an industry-leading public health research consulting firm.

You may have also seen Ashlei on TV One’s top-rated show, “Fatal Attraction,” of which she’s offered commentary on criminal cases for the past six seasons. She’s also appeared on CNN, Oxygen, ID and the Weather Channel, after hosting several entertainment talk shows across New York City. And in case her voice sounds familiar, Ashlei lends her talents to businesses and brands as a voice artist, event emcee, and motivational youth speaker.


She was recently featured in DC Government's PSA on paid family leave, and as narrator for “Adulting As a Millennial…uncut,” an audiobook by acclaimed mental health therapist and life coach Asha Tarry. Purchase it here.

And she's most excited about the newest venture God has assigned to her voice: co-host of a syndicated gospel morning radio show! Tune in to The Jamal Bates Morning Show weekdays from 6-10AM ET at thejamalbates.com. Ashlei provides news and commentary to listeners, as show host Pastor Jamal Bates and co-host Vernard "The Laugh Therapist" Hines bring inspiration with a large dose of humor. You can also hear Ashlei offering the news on Tuesdays and Thursdays on Columbia, SC's top inspiration channel, WFMV, at 4:35pm and 6:35pm ET and on Fort Wayne, IN's Rhythm & Praise at 11:40AM and 1:40PM ET.