Real Estate IQ

Real Estate IQ

The latest real estate news, trends and market updates from ‘real time’ real estate pros and industry experts.

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Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Michael Ayala is an attorney and television professional with over 15 years experience as a reporter, producer and on air talent. Michael spent 9 years with the Courtroom Television Network as a producer, reporter and anchor where he traveled the country covering trials and legal news for a national audience. Michael also served as morning and afternoon anchor for CBS2 in Chicago and Sports Anchor for WUSA in Washington, DC. He currently heads up MIA Media Group, specializing in communications solutions and web based initiatives. He has produced numerous online series and worked closely with marketing and public relations professionals to increase the efficacy of both internal and external online and broadcast communications. In his spare time Michael enjoys teaching production skills to at risk teens through the not – for – profit Multi Media Training Institute and martial arts. Michael also freelances throughout the Washington DC metro area.


YaKenda McGahee is an eight-time Emmy nominated and Emmy award-winning former television reporter and current television host. Colleagues, viewers and listeners alike describe her as a woman with plenty of energy, charisma and unparalleled passion. After graduating from DePaul University in Chicago, YaKenda began her television reporting career at NBC, working for affiliates in Topeka, Kans., Raleigh, N.C. and Baltimore, Md., followed by a stint at WTTG, the Fox affiliate in Washington, D.C. Next, YaKenda immersed herself in her other passion – dance – and became a member of the nationally acclaimed Kankouran West African Dance Company.


She continued her role in broadcast as a freelance television/radio/web host, anchor, news correspondent, producer, writer, commercial actor and voice-over artist. Washington, D.C. audiences also know her as the former host and moderator of The Daily Drum, a half-hour daily news and current affairs show on WHUR 96.3FM, and as a fill-in news personality for WHUR’s The Real DC Morning Show.