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ADA, Okla. – In celebration of Black History Month, the East Central University Black Alumni Association will host a free dinner and program on Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

The program’s featured speaker is Brenda Teele, evening anchor for KXII news, a CBS affiliate in Sherman, Texas. 

The event is free and open to the public and guests must RSVP by Feb. 15 at

Teele is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, news-anchor, host and media coach, who officially joined KXII in 2022. She is a Los Angeles native and graduate of Howard University with a bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Teele began her news career in Baltimore as an assistant assignment desk editor before transitioning into a position as a writer at WJLA in Washington, D.C. and KCAL in Los Angeles, before going on to anchor and host well-known television news productions throughout the state of Texas. Teele spent most of her on-air career in the Dallas/Fort Worth market where she most notably hosted Good Morning Texas at WFAA, Talk Street at NBC5, and Positively Texas at CBS11. She has also been influential in the radio space, contributing to shows on ABC Radio Network and KKDA-AM.

Outside of her professional life, Teele is a board member for YES! Youth Equipped for Success, a non-profit helping middle school and high school students make positive life choices. She also serves as a core team member of The Lion’s Den, a business pitch competition for Christian business founders. 

Teele and her three sons are members of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas.

The ECU Black Alumni Association was established in 2018 to enhance the college experience for the African American students on campus through awarding scholarships, and by providing opportunities for students and alums of color to socialize and network. The Black Alumni Association is also committed to working collaboratively with the ECU Alumni Association to grow the alumni membership base, and to encourage alums to actively support ECU and give back to the University. 

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