After years of working with MTV, radio personality Sway Calloway is moving across the street to VH1. The veteran journalist will work at the network as an on-air personality and executive producer.
Among Sway’s multiple job duties include appearing at VH1’s tentpole events, executive producing specials and bringing new programming ideas to the channel.
One of Sway’s first project will be executive-producing a new VH1 series called Behind The…, which is an extension of the network’s popular Behind The Music. franchise. The show will examine different facets of pop culture and how its intersecting with today’s current political and cultural climate.
“I’m looking forward to hosting and creating groundbreaking, meaningful and fun programming for VH1,” said Calloway. “As an Executive Producer, I am excited about discovering and telling new stories.”
Calloway is the star and host of his own Sirius XM/Shade 45 radio program called Sway in the Morning. During his over 20 years as a journalist he has interviewed countless rappers, movie stars, cultural movers and shakers and even U.S. presidents, including Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama (four times during his term). The 45-year-old Oakland, Calif. native also has a recurring role on Fox’s ratings juggernaut Empire.
Congratulations to Sway Calloway on his new gig with VH1.