Sistas in Zion Radio: “Women of Color” Headline + Mormon on “Virgin Diaries”

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Jeanette Bennett‘s Utah Valley Magazine headline, “Women of Color” used to title a photo of what appears to be a group of all white women went viral and started an important dialogue. She and the Sistas will be joining the conversation on SIZ Radio.

Jeanette Bennett fell in love with journalism after “job shadowing” a newspaper reporter in Idaho Falls when she was in sixth grade. Her first job was as a camera operator at a local TV station, and she went on to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism from BYU. Her career path includes being a writer for The New Era Magazine, a copy editor for the Deseret News and an instructor at BYU-Idaho. When she became a mother, she became an entrepreneur. She and her husband launched Bennett Communications, which now publishes nearly a dozen magazine titles including Utah Valley Magazine, BusinessQ Magazine and Utah Valley Bride. Together they oversee a small but tight staff of 12 from their Orem office. Jeanette is the mother of five and has spent many years serving in the Young Women organization of the LDS Church. She enjoys watching her kids play sports, and she has a love-hate relationship with running and with the stock market.

Scott “Skippy” Jessop is the Mormon virgin who was featured on this weeks episode of TLC’s Virgin Diaries and he’ll be talking to the Sistas on SIZ Radio.

Skippy is a recent UVU graduate and current pizza maker. He got his start in radio at the age of 14 interviewing Fisher and Todd on KISN 97. He served an LDS mission to the Michigan Lansing Mission and got back into radio shortly after. In 2002 he was on the MTV show “FM NATION” which led to being a P.A. on the Matt Damon/Ben Affleck HBO reality show: Project Greenlight which filmed in Park City at the Sundance Film Festival. That’s what kicked off his love for Sundance and he’s gone every year since to meet celebs and get as many celeb photos as possible. At the suggestion of a friend he emailed Virgin Diaries, they loved him and the show aired July 18 2012. Fun fact: In the last 6 weeks he’s lost 26 lbs! Learn more about Skippy at www.iamskippy.com.