Shameika Rhymes, Entertainment Journalist

Shameika R. is a journalist of all trades. She’s a former television news producer (WJHL, WLOS, Time Warner Cable News, Spectrum News) that wrote cover stories for USA Today's Fall 2020 Back to School Issue, USA Today's 2020 Modern Woman issue, and SouthPark Magazine's IT List issue. She has also contributed to Charlotte Magazine, ET Online, ESSENCE, EBONY Magazine, INSIDER, InHerSight, the National Museum of African American Music, Shondaland, Soul Train, Parade Magazine, Vanity Fair, Woman's Day Magazine,, and She has also cohosted ET Canada Live and appeared as a contributor on TMZ Live. She has also covered BravoCon 2023 as a writer. Shameika created and continues to write posts for her own blog,, which is a part of the SHE Media Partner Network.

 She is an advisory board member for the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame and also the voice and pen behind the inductee videos since 2018, hosts the red carpet for the annual induction ceremony where she conducts interviews. Shameika is also a member of East Tennessee State University's Media/ Communication Executive Advisory Board. She was the 2022 Keynote Speaker for ETSU's Multicultural Graduation Ceremony. She is also a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association.

Shameika has also taken a dive into reality television as a cast member on the CMT show, "I Want to Look Like a High School Cheerleader Again" in 2007.  Currently, she is the creator and host of the entertainment show "Check the Rhymes TV " and interviews influential people on thought provoking topics. The content provides an intimate perspective on her guest. Often described as “where GenX meets pop culture,” the discussions take an exclusive look into the lives of media personalities and celebrities. "Check the Rhymes TV" was named Best Talk Radio Show, Best of the City 2023 by Elevate Lifestyle Charlotte. 

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