About Markella Haynes

My name is Markella, named after St. Markella of the Greek island my grandma is from, a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a B.A. in Multimedia Journalism, and an optimist by nature. I get my obsessive productivity from my dad, who can’t sit still for more than one second before having to move on to making the world better and brighter.


Currently, I work at a full-service advertising agency as a social media community manager. Being surrounded by so much creativity all day makes me so happy and proud to say where I work.

I’ve interned at Clear Channel Communications for the KOOL 105.5 Mo and Sally Morning Show, Smart for Life Cookie Diet as their Social Media Reporter, and WPTV News Channel 5 in the web department. I am constantly looking to grow and learn as much as I can. In 2013, I became a HootSuite Certified Professional and was an assignment editor for FAU’s radio show South Florida Journal.

I have always been a little ahead of myself. Age is only a number for me and I believe that if you want to be successful, start as soon as possible. I worked as a Studio Camera Operator for WPTV NewsChannel 5 in West Palm Beach through my senior year of college. Getting up at 2:30am to go to work, followed by classes, homework, and studying was tough, but it got me where I am today. For a short period of time, I was an assignment editor at the same station until I decided to follow my heart to social media.

gradI like being an individual. I hate crowds. Unless the crowd is full of really polite and considerate people. Then I’m sure it wouldn’t be so bad. I’m a little obsessed with social media and staying in touch with people. I can’t help but want others to be happy. I love seeing it, reading about it. I expect and accept challenges. I like being cozy. I have 13-year-old dog named Gigi and a 3-year-old cat named Joplin and I love them both the same. I love learning about successful women. We are heroes and providers just like any man out there might be. I am an achiever, a must-doer, an I-want-to-make-it some-dayer.

I am a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and was a certified student leader at FAU. I earned over 200 volunteer hours throughout my college career. I absolutely love helping people through their tough times. I’m the oldest of three kids, one of which grew up with epilepsy, so I guess you could say it’s in my nature.

WPTV NewsChannel 5, working as an assignment editor at the news deskI have been with my boyfriend for over seven years, and I like to listen to him talk about the things he loves. His eyes light up and he smiles a lot and it makes me happy. I’m convinced I was put on this earth just to spread a little sunshine and laughter where I can.

If I can help you out, just let me know!

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