Roxane Battle is a veteran television journalist, award-winning author and mom. Her memoir, Pockets of Joy, published nationally in 2017, became an Amazon best seller in three categories: Single Parenting, Divorce and Motherhood.
Following a successful 20-year television career, most notably as an anchor and reporter at the Minneapolis NBC affiliate KARE-TV, Roxane then spent ten years working for a faith-based non-profit as a visionary leader, director of media and external affairs. In that role, she conceptualized and implemented several key programs specifically aimed at empowering women and children. Roxane has been a featured speaker at women’s conferences across the United States, London and South Africa.
Roxane now works as a creative consultant and frequently speaks on the topics of mindfulness and work-life merge. As a contributing writer, Roxane was named an Architect of Change on mariashriver.com, has been featured on the cover of Working Mother and profiled in Ebony national magazines, theMinneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press.
A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, in 2015 the Girl Scouts of River Valleys, serving both Minnesota and Wisconsin, named Roxane an Honorary Lifetime Girl Scout. She is a member of TeamWomenMN, an all female professional’s group dedicated to helping women achieve economic and career advancement. Roxane also serves on the board of The Sanneh Foundation, a St. Paul-based organization that aims to meet the holistic needs of an increasingly diverse Twin Cities community.
Roxane is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and completed her master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
She enjoys cycling and walks around the Minneapolis chain of lakes and has completed 4 consecutive Iron Girl duathalons. Roxane now runs 5Ks for fun, and enjoys feeding homemade mac and cheese to her family and friends. Her books are available at major booksellers nationwide.