Markette Sheppard
Emmy-Winning TV Host Bestselling Author Marketing Executive

Markette Sheppard is an Emmy-award winning TV host and author of the children’s books, Ninja Nate, My Rainy Day Rocket Ship and What Is Light? published by Simon & Schuster.

As a TV Host and journalist, Markette won an Emmy award for her role as host and moderator of a morning show on the CBS affiliate in Washington, DC. She was nominated for back-to-back Emmy awards in 2018 & 2019. On the national stage, Markette has been featured on top-rated national morning shows as a lifestyle expert, including NBC’s TODAY, VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live and ABC’s Live! with Kelly. She is also the host and creator of The Glow Girl’s Guide to Life, a 12-part social media series on Glow Steam TV, a streaming channel she founded in 2019.

Markette is also founder of The GLOW Brands, a digital marketing & consulting company aimed at illuminating brands around the world. She is an alumna of the 2021 VV GROW business accelerator program for social entrepreneurship.

Markette earned a digital marketing strategy certification from Harvard’s Executive Education Program, a master’s degree in interactive journalism from American University in Washington, DC and a bachelor’s in communications & French from California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, outdoor adventures and spending time with her husband, son and miniature schnauzer.


  • EMMY award for TV host & moderator
  • TELLY award for the feature story Go Baby Go
  • CableFAX award for best talk show host
  • THE LOS ANGELES TIMES award for excellence in student journalism.


  • “What Is Light?” 
  • “My Rainy Day Rocket Ship” 
  • “Ninja Nate”


  • Harvard Business School Executive Education (Cert. Digital Marketing Strategy)
  • American University (MA)
  • California State University Dominguez Hills (BA)


  • Spanish (Intermediate)
  • French (Intermediate)
Emmy award-winning hosting Reel
Markette (center) with Kelly Ripa on "Live! with Kelly."

Recent Accomplishments

  • Hosted and produced more than 1,000 episodes of Great Day Washington.
  • Conducted more than 3,000 live TV interviews with high-profile guests over last four years.
  • Recruited, carefully hand-selected and booked more than 500 high-profile talk show guests; including prominent elected officials, A-list celebrities, fortune 500 CEOs, history makers and taste makers.
  • Produced a telethon style episode that resulted in $1 million in sales leads for a credit union client during a single 60-minute programming block.
  • Recognized by media industry with an Emmy nomination in June 2019 for my work in hosting and moderating a TV talk program.
  • Emmy award winner in June 2018 for program host/moderator.
  • National Telly award winner in 2017 for producing story on toys for children with disabilities.
  • Created more than 3,000 social media posts consisting of highly engaging and targeted digital content on an ongoing basis that reaches thousands of social media users within 24-hours based on trending stories of
  • Increased Great Day Washington’s social media followers from zero (0) at launch to more than 17,000 Facebook followers.
  • Responsible for utilizing the Great Day Washington program to market local and national companies and non-profit organizations, and to educate and inspire the audience to achieve an improved quality of life.
  • Strategically recruit and select high profile, highly sought-after guests that excite and inform the audience and build awareness about current business initiatives, issues and events.
  • Increased Great Day Washington’s viewership from zero at launch to hundreds of thousands of viewers.
  • Increased sponsorship revenue from zero before launch to a multi-million dollar revenue stream.
  • Conducted more than 150 public speaking and mistress of ceremonies engagements in the Washington, DC region to strategically promote Great Day Washington and to support local community organizations and their initiatives.
  • Moderated an interview-style medical segment that lead to 106 calls from potential customers after a single 4-minute interview aired.