Born in Oakland, California, and raised in the San Francisco bay area, Shaunte’ Garrett, AKA “Lady Shaunte’”, was recently named one of the Forty Under 40 “Inspired Leaders For Tomorrow” by the San Diego Urban League and one of Ebony Magazine’s 2010 Sexy Singles of the year! She is the 2009 Stellar Award Winner for Gospel Announcer of The Year and is presently the on-air morning host at 760AM “The Gospel” in Nashville, TN. She previously served as the Program Director and on-air host for Sunday mornings and mid-days for “Mighty Good Day With Lady Shaunte’” at “The New Soul of San Diego”, KNSN 1240AM, since the birth of the radio station in 2004. Prior to coming to KNSN she was a gospel announcer with 1040AM KURS as an on-air host for the midday shift Monday through Friday and at KPRZ/KCBQ in San Diego for the Sunday morning gospel mix.
She is presently the writer for the nationally syndicated Donnie McClurkin radio show which won a Crystal Mike Award from the Gospel Music Worship of America.
In January 2010, Lady Shaunte’ released her first book entitled “Speak To Your Life” which is an inspirational 365 daily devotional.
Lady Shaunte’ is the past executive producer and host for the San Diego based gospel video show “Get Lifted!” and is also a member of the ‘Southern California Gospel Announcers’ guild.
She has worked for Soul Train, MTV, and the Source Awards in their talent departments.
Lady Shaunte’ has been nominated for numerous awards including the GMWA 2006 “Horizon Award” and the “Newsome Award” in 2005. She won gospel announcer of the year at the 619 gospel music awards in 2005 which highlights San Diego artists and talents. Also, she was a runner up for Dr. Bobby Jones’ gospel announcer of the year during his annual retreat in May 2006.
She has served as moderator on the Urban Gospel Alliance panel discussion on Hip-Hop in the gospel industry as well as serving on the judging panel for the San Diego Annual Heritage Day parade which takes place during black history month.
Lady Shaunte’ has a Bachelor’s degree in Radio Broadcasting and is a licensed cosmetologist. She has used her license at children’s group homes in the community to cut and style children’s hair.
She has been involved in the Kairos Prison Ministry in San Diego County which provides support to women who have family members who are incarcerated.
As a youth leader she has served in her former church and community where she emphasizes “right relationship with God through obedience”.
Lady Shaunte’ now resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
Her hobbies and interests include reading, bible study, traveling, meeting new people, acting, and of course music.
Lady Shaunte’ believes her calling is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the masses and gives all honor and praise to God for everything He continues to do in her life.
She is available for speaking engagements, voice-overs, event hosting and panel discussions.