Roxane Battle

Roxane Battle

Roxane Battle is Vice President of Advocacy and Community at Sanvello Health, Inc., a tele-mental health company inside UnitedHealth Group Ventures. Sanvello has the #1 app for anxiety, stress and depression and provides insured behavioral healthcare to 40 million people. Roxane's self-help video series, “Checking in with Roxane Battle,” is seen by 4 million subscribers on the Sanvello app.

Prior to coming to Sanvello, Roxane spent 20+ years as a television news anchor and Emmy-nominated reporter at NBC Minneapolis, CBS, and FOX.

As life-long public speaker Roxane uses her gift of humor and natural storytelling to help people develop personal strategies to better manage stress, build resiliency and find joy during times of transition.

Roxane was named an Architect of Change on and has been featured in Working Mother and Ebony national magazines, and regularly makes podcast and television guest appearances.

A Minnesota native, Roxane earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She completed her master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Her self-help memoir, Pockets of Joy: Deciding to Be Happy, Choosing to Be Free (Whitaker House 2017), became an Amazon Top 100 best seller in multiple categories.

She has an adult son, calls the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes home, owns a pair of roller skates and makes a mean mac and cheese.

Most Requested Programs

“Pockets of Joy: Yes, Even in A Pandemic!"
While it may be true the only constant in life is change, none of us could have anticipated the kind of change we saw in 2020. The pandemic has us all looking for ways to cope. With insight, expertise, and engaging storytelling, former news personality and mental health advocate Roxane Battle shares a behind-the-scenes look at lessons learned while navigating the ever-changing world of TV news. Roxane’s personal story will leave you with step-by-step action points and tangible take-aways to the aim, look ahead and see change not as insurmountable, but rather as an opportunity to discover authentic pockets of joy!


"Roxane's presence is just brilliant."- Apple, Inc.

"Thank you for sharing your story, Roxane. Your "Take A.I.M." strategy really resonated with our audience and I look forward to using it in my own life!"- UBS Financial Services

"Amazing! Your presentation really has me thinking and we truly appreciate it!- South Central SHRM

"Strong, encouraging, honest and delightful! You could see audience members light up as Roxane was speaking."- Beaver's Pond Press Publishing

"People didn't blink when she was speaking. Roxane has an amazing ability to connect with audiences." - Dakota County Workforce Services