NBC News hails Anaré V. Holmes as a “fearless firefighter” in its inaugural #Pride30 list of LGBT innovators, change makers and rising stars who are making the community proud.
An Ida B. Wells Best News Story Award-Winner from the National Newspaper Publishers’ Association, Holmes has worked with CNN, BET News and PBS network affiliates to tell untold and under-reported stories about compelling characters that shape American life. His public service continues as a firefighter, LGBTQ Liaison and Assistant Public Information Officer for a metro Atlanta fire rescue department. He is also a dynamic Instructor who informs, inspires and empowers diverse adult learners in the areas of: Speech, Language Arts, Journalism, Fire Science, Cultural Humility and Life Skills.
He attended Howard University and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Journalism. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Narrative Media Writing from the University of Georgia. As an Interchange Institute certified Cultural Competency Trainer, he empowers teams with effective communication tools and strategies that promote an inclusive and equitable workforce.
Anaré is pronounced AHN-ray.
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