A passionate media professional with a resume’ as extensive and diverse as her personality, Belle Holder meets each new challenge with a smile and an unshakable tenacity.
Born and raised on the beautiful island of Barbados, as a teen her family relocated to North America where she discovered her penchant for media broadcasting and television. There, she became the host of radio shows, The Morning Driveby, Groove Me and Caribbean Sounds. Not limited to the radio airwaves, Belle created and wrote The Afro News’ first fashion and entertainment column, The Style In You! Soon the journalism and broadcasting graduate, who is also a former model and dancer, took her brand of Caribbean and Canadian cultural duality to television screens in Vancouver, B.C. as the host of Channel M’s World Beats.
Fueled by her desire and belief that she could make a positive contribution to the Caribbean media landscape, she returned to her native Barbados in 2005, securing a spot as a television host and producer with the national broadcaster, Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Belle quickly became the darling of morning television as one of the host of CBC’s Mornin’ B’dos. During her time with the station she has won four Caribbean Broadcasting Union awards for her television and radio productions, Real Men Dance, The River Speaks, Green Living and Explore Dominica. The CBU covers the entire Caribbean, as well as Cuba, The Netherland Antilles and Suriname, and enjoys associate memberships with the U.S.A, Canada, France, Netherlands and the U.K.
Belle further endeared herself to the entire Eastern Caribbean and viewers throughout the Diaspora, who log on via the world wide web, when she became the host of the Digicel Rising Stars, an EC wide singing competition vis-à- vis American Idol.
Viewers and listeners are drawn in by Belle’s open honesty and down to earth approach, as she is never afraid to ask the tough questions. She is equally comfortable in front of the camera as a host or behind the camera as creator, writer,producer and creative director.
Outside of her work commitments, Belle is a media champion for people living with disabilities, and has created a public relations plan for The Barbados Council for the Disabled, aimed at further developing their FAB Campaign to ensure a Fully Accessible Barbados.
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