Photographer:  Lacy Davillier

Photographer: Lacy Davillier

About Loni

I am a New Orleans native, Hurricane Katrina survivor, a Virgo, a curl-friend community member, a foodie, a travel enthusiast, a yoga lover, a self-care devotee, a novice photographer, social influencer, media personality, blogger, and podcaster. I am so excited to share this space with you and invite you into my world.

After graduating from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree in Mass Communications, my full-time radio career began in Baltimore,MD. I would then go on to grace the airwaves of St. Louis, Tampa, Chicago, XM satellite radio and ultimately, a nationally syndicated radio show. While in Chicago, I executive produced  The Loni Swain Show , which was a weekly 30-minute slice-of-life cable television show highlighting people and organizations that are making positive contributions to their community. I also started my own chocolate candy company, Loni Loo's.

My life and career have both had lots of twists, turns and cross-country relocations to make for interesting stories and experiences. I began to share my journey through both my blog and my podcast , and I recently began inviting others to share their stories as well. I hope that you not only enjoy my blog and podcast, but that you take away some valuable insight and inspiration to help you along your journey as well. 

With love,




Radio Ink Radio's Future African American Leaders (2014)  

The Jones Foundation HIV Awareness & Community Outreach (2015)


Southwest Magazine - Featured A-Lister May 2017


Interviews, content and commentary featured on leading websites: Huffington Post , Blavity, Jet MagazineThe YBFBossipAll Hip HopComplexRolling Out, The Red Pump ProjectFakeshore DriveChicago NowSTL AmericanTalking Texture, TGiN, SouthwestDiversityInc + more • Guest Blogger for (2018) 




CLTV The Loni Swain Show - Host & Executive Producer • ABC affiliate WGNO News With A Twist - Fill-In Co-Anchor


AURN- The Afternoon Rush - Nationally Syndicated : Radio Personality & Executive Producer (Afternoon Drive)• WGCI - Chicago : Radio Personality (Midday Host)• Sirius XM - Nationwide : Radio Personality (Midday Host) • 95.7 The Beat - Tampa : Radio Personality (Night Host)•Foxy 95.5 - St. Louis : Radio Personality (Night Host)•HOT 104.5 - St. Louis : Radio Personality (Midday Host) • 92Q - Baltimore : Radio Personality & Producer (Afternoon Drive)• Q93- New Orleans : Radio Personality (Swing Shifts)


SXSW (2017) • Art Basel (2017) •ABFF Honors (2018)• Stellar Awards (2018) •So So Def 25th Anniversary Party (2018)