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 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. In 2013, I became a HootSuite Certified Professional and was an assignment editor for FAU’s radio show South Florida Journal.

gradI 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 started a fitness journey in 2015. You can say that it’s one of the hardest, most enjoyable disciplines I’ve come to love. I like being cozy. I love learning about successful women. We are heroes and providers just like any man out there might be.

I absolutely love helping people through their tough times. Currently, I am a big sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences and I truly love spending time with my “little sister”. 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 love seeing other people happy. I’m convinced I was put on this earth just to spread a little sunshine and laughter where I can.


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