Worked as a DJ at a local soul radio station during high school and at his campus radio station while attending college at North Carolina A&T State University.
Was president of the Student Government Association during college.
Flew from Florida to New York to audition for 106 & Park then drove a car to Atlanta to audition again the next day after feeling disappointed with his first performance.
Wrote The Wealth of My Mother's Wisdom: The Lessons That Made My Life Rich, which was published in 2013.
Moderated the 2015 Champions of Change panel at the White House, an event to promote college completion at historically black colleges.
Is co-founder of Jenkins Entertainment Group, a hosting and consulting company.
Was a Centennial Ambassador for the National Park Service's Find Your Park campaign in honor of the 100th anniversary.
Is a passionate philanthropist, having been a mentor for Steve Harvey's Disney Dreamers Academy, a spokesperson for Ronald McDonald's House Charities Future Achievers Scholarship Campaign and a supporter of the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, New Jersey.
Lisa Gonzalez — Mother
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States (BS in Mass Communication, 2004)