Patron Stephanie Frederic Bio

Stephanie Frederic
Founder and CEO

Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Stephanie Frederic is the owner of FGW Productions & Transmedia.

Seven times, the National Association of Black Journalists has honored Stephanie with its distinguished Salute to Excellence Award. Other professional honors have come from the California RTNDA, The Houston Press Club, The Houston International Film Festival, The San Francisco Human Rights Commission, The Sabaoth Int’l Film Festival in Milan and most recently the Turks and Caicos and Redemptive Film Festivals.

Her company produced BET’s award-winning biography series, "Journeys in Black" as well as behind-the-scenes movie specials for Universal Pictures, FOX Searchlight and New Line Cinema plus one-hour network specials for NBC, HGTV, and BET. Stephanie’s documentary film, "From Darkness to Light" – the life story of famous gospel singer Donnie McClurkin, has won film festival awards around the world.

Starting in 1988, Stephanie was a familiar face as a network news correspondent for Black Entertainment TV. She spent two decades in the industry working for King World Production’s Inside Edition, American Journal and a host of other local stations around the country including KRON- San Francisco (NBC), KRIV-Houston (FOX), KWTV-Oklahoma City (CBS) and KLAX, Alexandria, Louisiana.

A native of Alexandria, Louisiana, Stephanie holds a BA degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma.