Bronze interviews Radio Personality (& big sister) Ebony Steele
Ebony Arrington… popularly – known as Ebony Steele, is an immensely talented and successful on-air personality, comedian, and business owner. The Birmingham native began her broadcast career at WBHJ-FM (95.7 JAMZ) where she landed her first on-air gig as the co-host of the #1 rated Cox Buckwild Morning Show. Ebony caught her first real break after she was introduced to Comedian Rickey Smiley at a Thom McCann shoe store. Little did she know, that chance encounter would lead to a spot on one of the top Hip-Hop morning shows in the country 11 years later.
During her time as co-host of the nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Ebony utilized her comedic agility to write for the show, perform her daily hit stand-up sketches “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That” and “Ain’t Nobody Saying Nothing”, and lend her voice to the wildly popular prank phone call series by Rickey Smiley and Roy Wood, Jr. Because of its popularity the Rickey Smiley Morning Show was selected as one of five national radio shows featured on FOX Network Television’s nightly entertainment show, Dish Nation. Her vivacious personality and undeniable beauty have landed her several guest-host appearances on networks such as CNN and HLN.
The talents of this on-air personality do not stop with her hosting duties on radio and television. Steele has appeared on stage alongside Anna Maria Horsford and Roz Ryan (both of Amen fame) in the theatrical production, Butterfly Confessions. She portrayed one of the Murderesses in a production of Chicago and transitioned from stage to film with the stage play turned to video, The Job.
As a breast cancer survivor, her most important work is being an advocate for survivors. When Steele was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2007, she joined Susan G. Komen for the Cure as a Circle of Promise National Ambassador. Since then, she has starred in PSAs for Susan G. Komen produced for the Gospel Music Channel and General Mills as their Pink Together Ambassador. She makes numerous, national appearances for the organizations and headlines her own yearly breast cancer charity event, Eye Candy: Bare Chest for Breast Cancer featuring male models.
Even with all of these media appearances, Steele finds time to operate the largest, African American-owned dance studio in Alabama, the Ebony Arrington Dance Studio. Steele nurtures her passion for dance by training with a top dance studio in Atlanta and instructing youngsters once a week. The former Miss Gulf Coast Alabama and Miss Tuskegee has the wit, tenacity, and persona to sustain a long career in the entertainment industry.