Madonna Chism Pinkard serves as Director of Community Relations for WFMJ/WBCB Television, Inc. Madonna is a Youngstown native, a product of the Youngstown City Schools, and a graduate of Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Combined Sciences and a Master of Science in Organizational Communication and Leadership from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA.

Madonna is affiliated with many civic and volunteer organizations as a community volunteer. She is currently a member of the Trumbull County League of Women Voters, Greater Warren/Youngstown Urban League, and the Dress for Success Board of Directors. Her service to our community has garnered her several awards, including YWCA- Woman of the Year, JC Penney Golden Rule Award Winner, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley Big Sister of the Year Award, The East Ohio Gas G. J. Tankersley Community Service Award, Western Reserve Public Relations Society Effective Communicator Award, Excellence in Minority Relations Award-NANBPWC and the Business and Professional Woman Award-BPW. Madonna is a member of the NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and is also a Licensed Optician with the State of Ohio.

Madonna coordinates all station community relations between WFMJ/WBCB Television, Inc. and our local communities in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, and Mercer counties. She also hosts a weekly half-hour show, Community Connection, on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m. on 21 WFMJ and 11 a.m. on WBCB.

You can e-mail Madonna at [email protected].

"Community Connection" for May 26, 2024

Sunday's broadcast will feature Memorial Day and what it means. To add a special touch, we will have guests from the historical Donald Lockett VFW 6488 in the way of Waymond Grace Sr. and Donna Wynn; mark your calendars to join them at the Memorial Day Celebration featuring Marcia Harris as the keynote speaker.
Susan Krawchyk from the Mahoning County Veterans Services will be here too to discuss the benefits available to veterans.

Of course, the OH WOW Science Center OH WOW Moment will also happen, featuring WOW Pal Faith Rush. Tune in!