Xernona Clayton is founder, president and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation Inc., and creator and executive producer of the organization’s Trumpet Awards. The Trumpet Awards is a prestigious event highlighting African American accomplishments and contributions.
Clayton began her television career in 1967 and became the South’s first black person to have her own television show. “The Xernona Clayton Show” was a regular feature on WAGA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta.
She is renowned for her civil rights activism and dedication to civic projects. Clayton’s devotion to the community is reflected in the many hours she spends promoting human relations through multicultural groups that aim to promote racial understanding. A recipient of numerous media awards, she has been widely honored for her contributions to humanity.
Clayton is married to Judge Paul L. Brady and is a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.