Sylvia Weatherspoon is a Baton Rouge native, an award winning television news anchor, wife, mom, community advocate working 2 MAKE A DIFFERENCE, inspirational speaker, Publisher of "Your Good News Report" on Facebook, voice over actor and avid gardener.
She is currently the 5, 6 and 10pm Co-Anchor at WBRZ and the writer, producer and anchor of the award winning 2 Make A Difference segment.
Sylvia has been featured in numerous national and local publications including People Magazine, she was the January 2015 Cover story for InRegister Magazine , the cover feature along with her family in the BR Christian Life Magazine...and has appeared on ABC's The View, and The Dr. Phil Show in 2015.Sylvia also answered the call of Hollywood, playing the roles of News Anchor, Lisa Richards in the box office hit, "Pitch Perfect 2", News Anchor 2 in the movie "Navy Seals versus Zombies", and a mall shopper in the movie, "Left Behind".
Sylvia has served on countless community boards and volunteers for many causes including, Go Red For Women, Dancing for Big Buddy of Baton Rouge, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Sylvia and her family also volunteer with a Missions Outreach Program in Cabo San Lucas, in cooperation with Cabo English Church serving food to children and families in need.
In November 2015, Sylvia launched her first Christmas toy drive in Baton Rouge, collecting more than $2000 worth...then sponsored a wrap party where she recruited about a dozen volunteers to help wrap each item before they were donated to St. Vincent DePaul for its annual Christmas Toy giveaway. In January 2016, Sylvia recruited the help of about 40 kindergarten students (5 and 6 year olds) at Buchanan Elementary to create colorful Valentine's Day cards (they even wrote special love notes on each one), which she personally hand delivered to nearly 45 "young at heart" men and women in the Council On Aging program at the Leo S. Butler Center.
Sylvia is married with two children and in her spare time, enjoys planting and smelling the roses in her English garden at her home.