Ray Cornelius

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012.  Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider  and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.


Make sure you all tune into “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.” It airs Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. EST.  The September 10 show guests include Filmmaker Phill Branch, who stops by to discuss his new indie project “Searching for Shaniqua." Beyoncé's Fashion Stylist, Ty Hunter is town for his  networking event "Let's Talk" and actress and reality star Chyrstale Wilson dishes about her appearance on tonight's season premiere of "Iyanla: Fix My Life." My last guest is singer Phillippia, who joins me in the studio to chat about her new music and her appearance at the Taste of Soul Atlanta Festival which takes place on September 10.

Ray Cornelius

Multi-Grammy winning Singer-Songwriter, Toni Braxton was all smiles on the evening of September 1 on the BMI R&B Hip Hop Awards red carpet in Atlanta, GA. The “Un-Break My Heart” vocalist was honored with this year’s coveted President’s Award for her 25 years in the entertainment industry. Other honorees included fellow Atlantan, Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges and Will.i.am. 

Make sure you all tune into “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.” It airs Saturday, September 4 at 9:00 a.m. EST. 

This week’s guests include “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” Star and openly Gay Rapper, Milan Christopher. Atlanta Playwright and Content Creator, Kerwin D. Sims is in the studio to chat about his new theatrical production, “Hank & Frank.” Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist and Costume Designer, Toye Adedipe talks fashion and much more.

Make sure you all tune into Jazz 91.9 WCLK for a new arts & entertainment program, “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.” It airs Saturdays at 9 a.m.

On the Saturday, August 20 edition of “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry,”  I speak with rising Filmmaker Kirk Henriques and Actress Jasmine Burke. They will be on to chat about their new film, “Brazilian Wavy,” which premieres during the BronzeLens Film Festival, August 25 through 18 in Atlanta.  

Make sure you all tune in, August 13 at 9:00 a.m. for another edition of “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.”  This edition's guests include award-winning Filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper, who will be talking to us about her new film “Olympic Pride, American Prejudice.” It will be making its Atlanta premiere at the 2016 BronzeLens Film Festival.