Born in Oklahoma City, Rasheeda knew that she a performer from an early age. After initially pursuing a psychology/ pre-law degree at Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma, she stumbled into journalism. She was looking for a career that allowed her to use her voice, meet new people and tell their stories, and she found all of those in journalism.
She began her work in broadcasting at KOCO 5 News in Oklahoma City as a sports and reporting intern. Afterward, she worked on Oklahoma University’s OU Nightly News for 2 years, where she worked her way up from Camera Operator and Reporter to Anchor and Producer. It was during this time she worked as a reporter on a local fraternity scandal that made national headlines, and she was a guest speaker on CNN and Al-Jazeera America as a result. She also hosted Routes TV, an on-campus investigative journalism show.
Following her graduation, she wanted to find her first job in a team-oriented environment, which drew her to reporting NTV’s Grand Island Bureau. She found the Grand Island community diverse and welcoming, reminding her of the Oklahoma suburb she grew up in, and she now calls the city her home.
In her free time, Rasheeda enjoys playing sports, particularly basketball and volleyball. She was an all-state basketball player in Oklahoma, and still enjoys playing the occasional game.