2018 Juneteenth Music Festival #DREAMBIG Award winner - JAI HARRIS / Television Producer
Jacqualynn “Jai” Harris is a unique personality in the world of media today. The Denver native is a television producer, poet, print model, radio personality and visionary primed to take the world by storm with her influential voice and artistic flair.
After losing her grandmother to cancer, Jai decided to leave "the box" (Colorado) to peruse her dreams in film and television. Her first full time industry gig was for VH1 working as a Story Assistant for their top show, "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta." By the end of the season Jai was able to double her rate and was promoted to Story Editor.
Jai went on to work as a Producer for MTV, BET, LIFETIME, OWN, CENTRIC, WE TV, E!, TV One, Food Network, TLC, Bravo and more. As a Story Producer, Jai played a primary role in the development and success of TV One's, "Rickey Smiley For Real" and BET's, "#MyCurrentSituation" where she worked in Time Square at the Viacom headquarters. In addition to being behind the camera, Jai has also made several television appearances. She was featured on FYI's hit makeover show, "Get Swank'd" and had a reoccurring role on Lifetime's, "Atlanta Plastic." Jai has also worked several award shows including the, "United Negro College Funds: An Evening of Stars" and "Black Girl's Rock" where she was Talent Escort to Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith.
Jai is currently working on several projects including a Short Film she wrote and will direct for Grammy Award Winning Artist, Cyhi The Prynce. The project is currently in pre-production. Hoping to change the norms of television and the representation of people of color, Jai is currently developing and shopping her own original tv programing to Networks.