Evelyn Booker

Board Chair

Evelyn grew up in Nakina, NC, attending elementary and high school where her and her sister Clara were the first African Americans to integrate into the Columbus County school system in 1965. She attended North Carolina Central University and later went to work for Carolina Power and Light Company (now Progress Energy) as a Computer Programmer.

She married Lee Booker (her college sweetheart) and gave birth to two daughters, staying at home for a while to take care of her family.

Evelyn knew that she always wanted to write, so she applied at WRAL-TV while she was at home and was hired as an assistant. After six months, she became their next Account Executive (sales person), receiving many accolades, including becoming the first African American female to sell television for WRAL-TV.

Evelyn is a mother of two wonderful daughters, Millicent, a pediatrician, and Eulonda, a school teacher. She is also now a grandmother of four gifted grands, KJ, Mackenzie, Nathan and Ashlynn. In her spare time Evelyn loves reading, writing and playing with her grands.