Donna Terrell anchors FOX16 News weekdays at 5:30PM and 9PM. She joined FOX16 in February of 2004.
Donna arrived in Little Rock from Detroit, Michigan, where she served as Anchor for WKBD-TV and WWJ-TV. Before moving to Detroit, she worked at WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. She also held anchoring and reporting positions in South Bend, Indiana and Battle Creek, Michigan.
Throughout her broadcast career, Donna has been honored with several awards. Most recently earning a Regional Emmy Award for her work as a News Anchor. She also won the National American Legion Fourth Estate Award and an Associated Press Award for her special reports on Grieving a Child. She garnered two more Emmy Awards for her work bringing light to cosmetic surgery and breast cancer issues. She has been nominated for many other Emmy Awards including a a story she did involving Arkansas’ Little Rock 9, a story she covered on her daughter’s battle with colon cancer and for her work as an Anchor. Donna also earned an Associated Press Award for her story on the controversial patients’ Right To Die.
Ms. Terrell is fully committed to community service. She created Donna Terrell’s Yoga Warriors Fighting Colon Cancer, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that raises money for liquid nutrition for survivors of colon and other cancers currently in treatment and needing financial assistance. Yoga Warriors is in memory of her daughter Queah (pronounced: Quaya) who died from colon cancer but during her battle found benefits from yoga. Yoga Warriors has at least one free community-wide yoga fundraising event each year. In addition, Donna is a current board member for Women and Children First, a domestic violence facility. She is a former board member for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House. She has also served as an Ambassador for the American Cancer Society.
Donna has a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts from Central Michigan University. She is a member of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Little Rock Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.
Donna enjoys being active. You’ll find her making many appearances at events around the community. She tells everyone Arkansas is a beautiful state and the Little Rock area is a well-kept secret.