Kelli Lemon is passionate about how people “LIVE” Richmond, Virginia. Through Like The Fruit LLC, Kelli socially connects people through food, sports, arts and education. Late 2018 she made her dream a reality and opened her social cafe, Urban Hang Suite, located in the historic Jackson Ward and Art’s districts of Richmond.
On the weekends, Kelli is making Virginia residents a little richer while supporting public schools K-12 as the day time Draw Show Host for the Virginia Lottery. Kelli is also helping Black owned businesses as a co-founder of (Virginia) Richmond Black Restaurant Experience and the Jackson Ward Collective.
Most recently she is bringing community news to life through video content as Director of Digital Programming for Richmond Times Dispatch / Virginia Video Network. She is also the host of week day morning show “A1 Minute”, afternoon series “8@4” and podcast “After The Monuments – A Real Talk About Race” on Richmond.com.
Kelli can be seen hosting various major annual events around Richmond including the Richmond Jazz Festival, After Hours at The Virginia Museum Fine Arts and Controversy History at The Valentine Museum. She’s also assisted in creating unique urban events in Central Virginia including RVA Pop Up Parties, Ready 2 Give Charity Events, The Art of Noise and HeART & Soul Fest.
Lastly, Kelli makes time to give back by serving on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Tourism Corporation, Studio Two Three, Sports Backers and JWC Foundation.
Kelli received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from UVA and her master’s degree in Sports
Management and Leadership from VCU.