A Woman on a Mission
Leslie Davis Blackwell is a passionate communicator and speaker. Recruited to host an ABC affiliate's morning TV talk show directly out of college at the age of 20, Leslie has never stopped doing what she loves…speaking the truth with love.
Leslie has interviewed over 2,000 guests, from prominent politicians to Hollywood celebrities to children with special needs. In addition to hosting and producing live and taped TV programs/segments, including The Today Show (NBC), Inside Edition, The Early Show, (CBS), Good Morning Virginia (ABC), The Rachel Ray Show, CNBC, A.M. Carolina/ Good Morning Piedmont (ABC), and Ask The Doctor. She also served as the host and producer of the TV show ONE for Chesterfield County, VA Public Schools.
Expanding her media career even further, Leslie launched her own public/media relations business in 1987. She was instrumental in launching The Center for Breast Care at Richmond Surgical Group, worked on two hotly contested Virginia political campaigns, and assisted countless businesses in their startup media and marketing strategy. Leslie was also the publicist for the highly successful book Timeless Wisdom, by award-winning developer, Gary Fenchuk. Leslie’s enthusiasm helped sell over 125,000 copies of the self-published book.
The dedicated mother of two, Leslie served three consecutive terms on the Board of Trustees for Commonwealth Parenting, where she chaired the Marketing committee. She received the Carter Bryan Award from the board for her commitment and sat on the Emeritus Board. She Co-hosted the first Children’s Miracle Network Telethon in Richmond, VA. She was a lead organizer in constructing an award-winning Community Playground Project. She has served on the Board of the Richmond Children’s Museum as well as the Metropolitan Richmond Sportsbackers.
Deeply involved with her community, Leslie’s advice has been sought by numerous charitable organizations that benefited from Leslie’s communication and publicity skills.
Leslie speaks openly as the Virginia co-coordinator for the Silent No More Awareness campaign, an international ministry helping women and men hurt by their abortion experience. She has shared her story of radical conversion from angry, pro-abortion feminist to pro-life activist in venues and media platforms worldwide, including the Supreme Court steps.
She is the Communication Director for The Hosea Initiative, and serves on the Respect Life committee at St. Bridget Catholic Church, Richmond, VA.
Leslie has been involved in a wide array of projects spanning the field of public/media relations for over three decades. From on-camera work, public speaking, to behind-the-scenes marketing and messaging, Leslie continues to share the truth with love . . . she's A Woman On A Mission.
A Woman On a Mission
- PASSIONATE INTERESTS -
- LOCATION -
Faith, Family, Life, Culture Wars, Womens Issues, Social Justice
"Do not be afraid. Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you." Acts18:9-10
A Small Sampling of Leslie's Media Work
(Fast Forward to 5:34:30 of the coverage)
(Followed Senator Ted Cruz)
“You are a heroine. You qualify for sainthood. Thank you for your brilliant testimony. You follow in the footsteps of the great Saint Augustine, long time a favorite saint of mine. You are doing wondrous things to overcome the wantonness of “Choice” and its indifference to the dignity of women and motherhood.” GW
"Leslie is a living testament to the unfailing power of Christ's amazing grace to soften the hearts of the most wounded members of His family. Her powerful witness to the sanctity of life is inspiring, and no matter how many times I hear Leslie's story, I am moved to tears and feel chills up my spine. My wife, son, and I are privileged to count Leslie as a dear sister in Christ, and we're honored to stand alongside her as she continues to inspire and change hearts." ML
“Even though I don’t know you I feel like I do. You are inspirational in your own story and the gutsy way you tell it. I just wanted to tell you thank you for all you do especially being that person God created you to be!” BP
“I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions and send me the information, your story is an amazing one. I was covering the event as a whole, which I did in short, but there was so much info from the Richmond event that I found most of the article about that one in specific." LS