Referred to as Radio Royalty Shaila's charm and strong belief in God has taken her through a long and prosperous road in radio. She was born to proud Belizean parents in NYC. Harlem raised this Mom of 3, she attended elementary schools in Harlem, Martin Luther King Jr. High School pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority & graduated from The State University College at Buffalo with a B.A. in Broadcasting. Shaila immediately began her professional career in Broadcasting before graduating, as an On Air Personality at WBLK where she was seasoned for 4 years, followed by a 6 year stay at WBLS Radio in NY, After a total of 10 years in professional radio Shaila joined the KISS FM family in 1994 and returned to WBLS after the legendary Kiss radio station
She has spearheaded fundraising efforts for Breast Cancer Research by creating a “Kiss for the Cure”, an event heavily supported by the radio and music industry. She has been a spokesperson for AIDS awareness, contributed her time to Divabetic (a diabetes awareness group), participated in Teen Pregnancy forums, and lends a hand to various charities. Her “Sisterly Kiss” is not only a progressive thought she shares at the end of the broadcast day but it is her foundation. Sisterly Kiss Entertainment Foundation was founded in 2007. The “Sisterly Kiss Spa party” provides a day of pampering for survivors of Domestic Violence just in time for Mothers Day and celebrates 10 years of pampering survivors in 2018.
Shaila’s Mommy Moments have been applauded across the tri state as an informative capsule of information that is geared towards Moms regarding children. She spends a great deal of time mentoring teens concerning teen pregnancy, and date violence. She has been commended for her efforts in attempting to better relationships between Mothers and Daughters with her “Mommies & Millennials’ workshops with her daughter Scottiebeam.
A woman of great character and substance, this former “Teen New York City” has been hailed by a consortium of organizations in the tri-state area who call her one of the most respected & positive influences in New York Radio; which explains why clients such as BMW, Disney and Pandora (just to name a few) call on her to endorse their products. In 1997 she was listed as one of the Outstanding Women in Radio, one of the top five Radio Diva's in New York Radio, One of the “Top 30 Radio Personalities in the Country” according to Upscale magazine and she has been featured in countless magazine and newspaper articles. Shaila has contributed a column to Today’s Child Magazine named after her radio feature “Mommy Moments”. One of the SUNY 40 Outstanding Alumni, she’s received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from SUNY College at Buffalo and had a day named in her honor May 3, 2007 by the Mayor of Buffalo which preceded an invitation to the White House by the Obamas in 2009 which she says was the highlight of her career.
Her 30 years in the Radio industry has featured her voice on a variety of time slots, but she won the hearts of many as the first hostess of “Kissing After Dark” , female co host of the “The Kiss Wake Up Club” & now Radio Royalty can be heard on the #1 rated “Middays with Shaila” on WBLS 107.5 weekdays 10am-3pm