Vivian Howard - Vivian Howard is an author, chef, restaurant owner, storyteller, and host of the PBS show, "A Chef's Life." Her New York Times bestseller, Deep Run Roots: Stories & Recipes from My Corner of the South, is a landmark work of American food writing, as much a storybook as it is a cookbook, imparting the true tale of Eastern NC food.
Chief Justice Cheri Beasley - Chief Justice Beasley became the first African-American woman in the Supreme Court's 200-year history to serve as Chief Justice of the state's highest Court, and only the fourth African-American woman to lead a state's highest court in the entire United States.
Kristy Woodson Harvey - Bestselling author of Dear Carolina, Lies & Other Acts of Love, Slightly South of Simple, The Secret To Southern Charm & The Southern Side Of Paradise. Kristy is the winner of the Lucy Bramlette Patterson Award for Excellence in Creative Writing, a finalist for the Southern Book Prize, her work has been optioned for film and her books have received numerous accolades.
Renee Chou - Renee Chou is a three-time, Emmy-award winning anchor/reporter for WRAL-TV. You can wake up with her every weekday morning on WRAL and Fox 50. She also anchors WRAL's Noon Newscast, in addition to special assignments.