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Motivating people around the world to Never Settle

You’ve probably seen Mario on TV as a two time Emmy Award–winning talk show host and Digital Lifestyle Expert® on NBC’s TODAY Show, CNN, NPR, and more. Or you've watched him on Steve Harvey, Inside Edition, Dr. Oz, FUSE and other popular talk shows and news programs.

Mario is also the host of the Emmy winning Never Settle Show, a web television series that teaches creators how to monetize and market their passions while hustling mindfully.

Mario focuses on positivity, motivation, and tactical advice to inspire people to take action pursuing their personal and professional goals, dreams and passions. He is an entrepreneur, brand influencer, and a public speaker listed with Daymond John’s Shark Group Speaking Division. His new daily podcast, entitled Wake Up and Level Up, kickstarts your day in under 5 minutes with a jolt of inspiration, advice and personal growth formulas. The podcast recently became a Top 200 podcast on the iTunes Self-Help charts and is in the top 10% of all podcasts around the country



Whew. When he’s not playing host, contributor, and expert, he’s living a balanced life, playing husband and father, devouring sushi, meditating, adding to his metal lunchbox collection, and taking his “sneaker head” status to borderline obsessive levels. (Seriously, you wouldn’t believe this guy’s closet.)

Mario has been recognized as:

  • Never Settle Show: Emmy® Award Winner for Best Interactivity (2018)

  • Emmy® Award Nominee for “Best Program Host” of Mario Armstrong’s Never Settle Show (2018)

  • Webby Award Honoree – SOCIAL: Experimental & Innovation (2018)

  • Never Settle Show: Award Nominee for Best Use Of Facebook Live – Digiday Publishing Awards (2018)

  • Never Settle Show: Winner: Best Live Show – International Academy of Web Television Awards (2017)

  • Emmy® Award winner for “Best TV Show Host” (2010)

  • Emmy® Award nominee for “Best Program Host” (2015)

  • NABJ – Ray Taliaferro Entrepreneurial Spirit Award

  • “Daily Record VIP List” Successful before 40

  • “The Root 100” recognized in the top 100 people alongside actor Nick Cannon, Pro-Athlete Lebron James, Musician and Producer Wyclef John and Singer John Legend

  • “Top 40 under 40” Emerging Leaders – Baltimore Business Journal

  • “Modern-Day Technology Leader” – Career Communications Group

  • “Best Cable TV Host”- Beacon Award Winner

  • One of Baltimore’s “Top 25 Young Rising Stars” – Baltimore Times

  • “Service Above Self Award” – Rotary Club of Maryland

  • “Technology Advocate of the Year” – Urban League

  • Hope for Today, Visions for Tomorrow award – Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland

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