My name is Chental Song Bembry and I am passionate about sharing compelling and meaningful stories with the world. In May 2018, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hampton University with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and a minor in Leadership Studies. During my time at Hampton University, I worked at several top media companies.
In 2016, I worked as a Digital Marketing Intern at Sony Music Entertainment in New York. There, I successfully used social media to promote artists that were signed to the gospel label, RCA Inspiration.
During the summer of 2017, I gained an incredible newsroom experience during my internship at ABC 2 News in Baltimore, Maryland. There, I learned the logistics of creating a successful newscast while honing my research, reporting and writing skills.
The following summer, I worked at American Banker in New York, where I worked as a Dow Jones News Fund Business Reporting Intern. There, I reported on the banking and financial services industries while covering mergers and acquisitions, staff changes, and earnings reports.
In 2019, I completed a fall internship ABC World News Tonight with David Muir in New York. There, I alternated between the Production Associate and Desk Assistant roles to communicate with producers, reporters and viewers.
I am an author from Somerset, NJ. As a proud alumna of the illustrious Hampton University, I hold a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Leadership Studies. I started playing tennis at the age of four and played competitively through high school. Since then, I have become a fan of football and basketball, and a lover of designing fine fashion.
I am the author of Desiree Davenport: Welcome to Treeless Park, available now on Amazon. Prior to publishing Desiree Davenport, I wrote and illustrated “The Honey Bunch Kids” book series. My contributions to literacy have been recognized by Black Enterprise, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, ESPN’s The Undefeated, BuzzFeed, USA Today, The Ringer, The Cheat Sheet TV, the National Urban League, and Black Entertainment Television. In 2015, I was recognized at the BET Honors as an “Early Riser” and at the Black Girls Rock! awards show, where the former FLOTUS, Michelle Obama, declared me a “Making a Difference Girl.” In May 2018, I was featured in LeBron James’ Always Believe campaign during the NBA Playoffs.