Michelle Dawn Mooney
Chief Operating Officer
They say change is inevitable, but for Michelle Dawn Mooney it’s become a way of life. With her mind set on a career in the medical field at the age of 4, Michelle’s journey has taken her through a wide variety of jobs and experiences she says she wouldn’t change for the world because they led her to exactly where she is today.
It was a fluke that she landed a News Director/On-Air Radio position at the age of 19 to help pay for college where she was enrolled as a pre-med student. Four radio stations later, with several morning show co-hosting gigs under her belt, she ventured into television. An Atlantic City native, she was thrilled to continue her career at the area’s NBC affiliate, where she was welcomed into the homes of tens of thousands of viewers as the station’s lead news anchor. Following the closure of NBC WMGM-TV back in 2014, Michelle went on to produce her own radio show, “Middays with Michelle Dawn Mooney” and later ventured back into television as the lead news anchor for SNJ Today, while working on several new writing and musical projects, in addition to a brand new podcast. Now she is thrilled to be starting South Jersey News TV with her husband to help bring more exposure to the often-overlooked stories happening in her own back yard.
Michelle cherishes the opportunity to advocate for causes close to her heart, provide a little inspiration, or at the very least, make people smile. She is a veteran public speaker, nationally recognized author and an accomplished singer-songwriter, fronting the Michelle Dawn Mooney Band as a seasoned headliner or coveted opener for the likes of national acts like country star Phil Vassar. Michelle has also had the honor of performing the national anthem for numerous military organizations as well as various sports teams throughout the NCAA, NFL, and NBA. She has worn quite a few different hats in the work world, but her favorite job is being wife and step-mom in a family of five, who all fall under the rule of a cute little rescue named Rocky.