About Beverly Mahone
Beverly Mahone is a veteran journalist who spent more than 25 years in radio and television news. She has worked as a radio news anchor, television photographer/reporter and assignment editor.
Beverly Mahone is an accomplished journalist, author, media coach, and motivational speaker with a focus on addressing issues relevant to middle-aged women, particularly those from the Baby Boomer generation.
Her book, “Whatever! A Baby Boomers Journey Into Middle Age,” reflects this focus.
Born and raised in Canton, Mahone now resides in Durham, North Carolina, and works as a part-time writing consultant for North Carolina Central University (source).
Approximately two years ago, she began using the TikTok platform to extend her influence and reach a younger audience, with her account, @BevSpeaks, rapidly gaining followers.
Today, she boasts nearly 902,000 followers and has received 7.4 million likes according to her profile data as of June 2, 2023.
Mahone’s TikTok initiative isn’t just about popularity, though. She embarked on a unique project, the WordUp! Vocabulary Challenge, with the primary goal of helping young, Black men expand their vocabulary.
This challenge, which has American Advisors Group as a sponsor, involves contestants defining words from a pre-approved list for points.
The competition culminates in a “March Madness” round, where the winner can opt for an immediate cash prize or compete in the November finals for a higher reward.
In addition to her TikTok activities, Mahone has an extensive background in radio and television journalism, having worked for both NBC and ABC-TV News over the course of nearly 30 years.
Currently, she hosts a weekly radio and TV show in North Carolina, “Boomer Beat,” where she interviews individuals who are reinventing their lives and making significant contributions during their midlife years and beyond.
She also leverages her media experience to coach small business owners on effective self-promotion and marketing strategies using radio, television, and social media.
In 2006, she founded BAMedia and continues to serve as its president (source)
While specific information on her early life and career initiation is somewhat elusive, Beverly Mahone’s commitment to empowering others through her diverse roles as a journalist, media trainer, and author is evident.
Navigating the digital age’s challenges, she has successfully reinvented her career, using modern media platforms like TikTok to educate a younger audience and remain a strong voice for her generation.
Beverly Mahone – Themes
- I Want Attention: How to get media exposure for your business
- The Benefits & Risks of Working with the Media
- Learn How to Dance in the Rain (inspirational)
- Help! My Body is Under Attack!!!
- Lordy, Lordy, Are there any Good Men Still Left Over 40?
Beverly Mahone – Assets
“I know I’m in the struggle of my life right now. You see, my body has become the victim of a hostile takeover by an extremist group known as the fat cells. They think my stomach, hips, thighs and behind will be their final resting place but if I have the last say on this, there will be a resurrection.”
This is an excerpt from a speech titled, “Help! My Body is Under Attack!!!” It has been my most requested and the one that all women in my age group seem to identify with.
I am a very versatile speaker who can give keep an audience captivated whether I’m giving a serious or humorous speech. I also love doing interative seminars.
Because of my background in media, I am often asked to conduct workshops on how to handle pesky reporters and the best ways to disseminate information.
I am often asked to come back for a return engagement.
Beverly Mahone – Rave Reviews
“I think your advice and your personal story telling help bring out your religious beliefs as well as your love of people.”Nikki Giovanni – an American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator
“Beverly’s speaking and interviewing consulting service will help new speakers prepare for their first time at the mic and help seasoned pros polish their performance skills. Bev is phenomenal!”
Trevy A. McDonald – Author/Publisher/Transformational Speaker
Invitations to speak from:
The People’s Media Alliance
Media Day–Durham Public Schools
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Henderson, NC (3x)
People Investment Project
New Redeemer Women’s Ministry Washington, DC (2x)
Raleigh, NC (3x)
For Sisters Only
How to contact Beverly Mahone
email: [email protected]