Journalism is a critical component of any democracy, as it plays a crucial role in informing the public and holding those in power accountable. In Ghana, there are numerous journalists who have made significant contributions to the field of journalism. In this essay, we will highlight the top 10 journalists in Ghana, focusing on investigative journalists, sports journalists, and broadcast journalists.
#1 Anas Aremeyaw Anas
Anas is undoubtedly one of the most prominent investigative journalists in Ghana. He is known for his undercover work, which has exposed corruption and human rights abuses in Ghana and other parts of Africa. Anas has won numerous awards for his work, including the CNN Multichoice African Journalist of the Year award and the Heroes Acting to End Modern-Day Slavery award.
#2 Manasseh Azure Awuni
Another notable investigative journalist in Ghana is Manasseh Azure Awuni, who exposed corruption in the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) program. Manasseh has carved a niche for himself as a top-notch journalist in the country.
#3 Bernardino Koku Avle
Bernardino Koku Avle is a Ghanaian media personality, broadcast journalist, and public speaker. He is the host of The Citi Breakfast Show and Point of View and the manager of Citi FM and Citi TV.
#4 Kwame Sefa Kayi
Kwami Sefa Kayi is another top Ghanaian journalist that has hosted the Kokrokoo morning show on Peace FM for many years.
#5 Samson Lardy Anyenini
Samson is a Ghanaian lawyer and Journalist who works for Multimedia and hosts Joynews’s flagship most listened to/watched current affairs news analysis program called Newsfile. As a Broadcast Journalist, he was also a BBC correspondent reporting on a wide range of issues with an emphasis on human rights cases.
#6 Nana Aba Anamoah
Nana Aba is an award-winning media personality, news anchor, and broadcaster who has really gained a foothold in the Ghanaian media space.
#7 Kweku Baako Jnr.
Kweku Baako is a Ghanaian journalist and editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper. He has been a regular panellist on Peace FM’s weekday morning show and is often touted as having an institutional memory due to years of experience as a journalist.
#8 Kwesi Pratt Jnr.
Kwesi Pratt is the editor-in-chief of the Insight newspaper. He has over three decades of experience in journalism and is known for his strong opposition to Western meddling in African politics
#9 Portia Gabor
Portia Solomon Gabor is an award-winning Ghanaian media personality and news anchor who focuses on issues of social concern in the media. She works with Media General and was recently adjudged journalist of the year.
#10 Paul Adom Otchere
Paul is currently the host of Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana show and is often criticized on social media for his highly-opinionated journalism. These are the Top 10 Journalists in Ghana.