Today is Bold’s third birthday, and we are deeply grateful for our committed audience, hardworking team (both behind and in front of the camera), gracious and thoughtful partners and sponsors, and insightful guests who bring their passionate and inspiring voices to our #BoldTV conversation. We are thankful for the many hands that make our digital #BoldTV news conversation possible as we reach millions of people each month with the good news of innovation, fellowship, inspiration and bipartisan dialogue.
This year brought us exciting highlights and growth. We were thrilled to work with Al Roker’s team for coverage of the Conscious Capitalism conference LIVE from Dallas, Texas. The Conscious Capitalism community seeks to bring a deeper purpose to the hustle of a competitive marketplace.
Bold Founder Carrie Sheffield with broadcaster Al Roker
This year, we were proud to welcome Diana Falzone, an accomplished broadcaster and writer, as our new anchor of Bold Life. Diana recently testified before Congress on the need to improve access for women’s healthcare.
Bold Life Anchor Diana Falzone testifies before Congress on behalf of the Endometriosis Foundation of America.
Also in Washington, Bold Business Anchor David Grasso and I were invited to the White House for a summit for Millennials called “Generation Next: A White House Forum.” President Trump, Ivanka Trump Kellyanne Conway and other newsmakers spoke about issues like economic growth, criminal justice reform and education policy that particularly affect young people.
One of the global news highlights this year was the Royal Wedding in the U.K. of Prince Henry and Duchess Meghan Markle. We were thrilled that Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, the phenomenal pastor who gave a beautiful sermon on the power of love, joined us on Bold TV shortly after the wedding to share his perspective on current affairs.
Bold Founder Carrie Sheffield with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Royal Wedding preacher
On the wedding homefront, our Bold Business Anchor David Grasso was featured in The New York Times, with a shoutout to Bold, for his wedding to Hugo Manuel in David’s hometown of Celebration, Florida.
Also on Bold Business, David was joined this year by our new Bold Business Anchor Lyndsay Christian. Lyndsay is a natural connector and a powerhouse of talent and insight. She recently interviewed Wendy Williams on Wendy’s work to help those battling the opioid crisis to conquer their addictions.
Bold Business Anchor Lyndsay Christian interviewing talk show mogul Wendy Williams
Bold was also featured this year by Entrepreneur Magazine on its “Problem Solvers” podcast hosted by Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Magazine. Jason and I discussed our “exceedingly rare” and “cautionary tale” about a potentially existential trademark dispute that Bold successfully won in 2017 against the massive media/entertainment firms MGM and TEGNA.
To celebrate our third anniversary, we hope you’ll pick up some Bold Swag for you and the bold people in your life! Our “swag shop” features T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs and a stylish Bold tote bag. They come in various colors like black, white, grey and pink. Get your own Bold swag here!
These past three years have been an absolutely wild ride, so many unexpected lessons, challenges, breakthroughs and miracles of Amazing Grace. I can’t wait to see what the next three years and beyond bring as we grow Bold into a household brand that builds “Beloved Community” and a more perfect union.
Thank you for joining Bold in our journey this past year and as we move toward the future! We appreciate you.
Carrie Sheffield is the founder of Bold. She is passionate about storytelling to empower and connect others. A founding POLITICO reporter, Carrie contributed on political economy at Forbes and wrote editorials for The Washington Times. After earning a master’s in public policy from Harvard University, she managed credit risk at Goldman Sachs and researched for American Enterprise Institute scholar Edward Conard. She earned a B.A. in communications at Brigham Young University and completed a Fulbright fellowship in Berlin.