Noelle Lilley Biography
The life of a journalist gets interesting when you know a bit about her life beyond work. Noelle Lilley is one of those journalists who is open about her personal life. She is energetic and bubbly and her personality is one to admire. Noelle works as a multimedia journalist at News 12. Despite being young, she has gathered experience from books as a student and an employee at various media stations.
Noelle Lilley Age, Family, and Relationship
Lilley comes from South Carolina Family but later relocated to San Bernardino where she grew up. She was born on 28th November 1996. The 26-year-old has a younger sister called Dani Lilley, a volley ballplayer for Texas Southern University, and a brother called Quinton Dame Lilley. Noelle’s fascinating journey is that of looking for love. Right now, she is dating the love of her life Mr. Richard Ashun, on 24th February 2023, they will be celebrating 2 years in their relationship.
In an article on blacklove.com, Noelle wrote that Ashun is everything she ever wanted from a man. She added that he was too good to be true the first time she met her. The love birds met and matched on Hinge. After chatting for a few weeks, they met at a waterfront restaurant on Staten Island. Two months, Ashun and Noelle went on a love frenzy until they became official when he asked her to be his girlfriend.
The desire to tell stories on print media or visual content was embedded in Noelle’s DNA. She knew what she wanted way back when she was in high school. Her ambition led her to Arizona State University where she joined the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication for a BA in journalism. As a student, Lilley actively participated in the National Association of Black Journalists, The State Press, and the Black and African Coalition.
Noelle was also the Arts and Entertainment reporter for The State Press, a student-run news organization. She was also an opinion columnist for topics on current and social issues. Noelle also worked as a writing tutor at ASU, training students to write research papers, personal statements, and rhetorical analyses.
Her original intention was to get done with school after graduating. The intention changed when she got a full scholarship to Craig Newmark Graduate school of Journalism at CUNY. There she served as the president of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Her passion for writing got her an opportunity as a grant writer for Passport to Learning inc where she wrote and updated the company’s product description booklets and manuals.
Lilley’s journalism career had kicked on during his studentship at ASU as she interned as a producer at 12 News at KPNX-TV. There, she was tasked with writing scripts, breaking down sets, and writing engaging content on social media.
After graduating she joined Cronkite News on Arizona PBS as an anchor and investigative reporter. She created digital articles, did live coverage on social media, reported general and breaking news, and covered environmental issues. Lilley also did live interviews and voice-overs.
When she relocated to New York, Noelle juggled being a student and an intern at amNewYork. For three months, she created visual and digital content for the stations’ social media. She also covered arts and culture and social issues in New York. For the next 11 months, she joined KERO-TV as a multimedia journalist. She created and edited visual and digital platforms and appeared on television doing interviews or narrations.
While doing her master, Noelle was selected by the school as one of the 7 students to represent the school at the Ida B. Wells Society and a media leadership Fellow at CNN.
On the side, Noelle was freelancing as a film and book critic. She criticized, synthesized, and analyzed books, and independent, foreign, and blockbuster films. Now, she works as a multimedia journalist for News 12.
Noelle Lilley Outside Work
Her work as a journalist has not been without challenges. One time, she faced harassment when doing a report while doing live coverage on the streets of New York. She posted a video where a man disrespectfully touched her, made comments about her, and asked for her number despite Noelle politely telling him she was on some important business. She shared the video on her Instagram. It was also featured by the Independent. The video created an uproar on the internet claiming that Noelle’s experience is one of the many challenges women journalist face.
Outside her job, Noelle is an outgoing person. She loves traveling and enjoying outdoor experiences with her close friend. Her greatest passion is reading and writing. On Instagram, she shares the books she’s been reading and those she desires to read. Working as a film and book critic displays her passion for writing.
Noelle is also a lover of fashion. Being a woman, she is confident in expressing her femininity. Her Instagram grid is an expression of a feminine black woman. Check it out to see what I mean. Her ability to drive an audience behind her has led to curious questions such as her height, weight, and salary. From what we gathered, Noelle could be earning approximately $70,000 a year. Her height is also 5 feet and 6 inches. Her weight is 57kg.