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 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, that airs Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m. on 21 WFMJ and 11 a.m. on WBCB.

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

This week on Community Connection

The holiday season is quickly approaching with the Santa Shuffle underway. Kelly Lyn Marocco and Adriane Davis from Heels n' Wheels discuss with Madonna Chism Pinkard the holiday shuffle route, participating restaurants, and new vendors, starting at the Draught House. Mazhorell & Friends announce their Merry Christmas Concert at the Playhouse on Saturday, December 10, 2022; and finally, the Motown Christmas Music Review featuring Martha Robinson & Keysha Toney announce their concert with performers as David Ruffin, Aretha Franklin, and Marvin Gaye. Miss Elainie, the Science Lady, shows mass and energy with simple household items.