Our Staff

Editorial Staff

Alex Busingye, Editor-in-Chief

Educated at American University in Communications, the Ugandan native previously worked with Voice of America as an online columnist. Alex brings to the team a wealth of knowledge on the latest tools and techniques in news editing. Alex also has a background in branding in addition to talent acquisition and recruiting.

 

 

francisFrancis Cordor, Editor & Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Francis is a software engineer who has worked on projects for the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and IBM. At IBM, Francis worked on various network diagnostic and configuration projects on the DataPower SOA appliance (a network appliance) with companies like France Telecom and Vodafone.

 

 

 

Gbatemah Senah, Assignments Editor

Gbatemah is a graduate of the University of Liberia and a recipient of the Jonathan P. Hicks Scholarship for Mass Communications. In 2017, Senah won three Press Union of Liberia awards: Women’s Rights Reporter of the Year, Legislative Reporter of the Year, and Land Rights Reporter of the Year. In 2018, he was also recognized as the Land Rights Reporter of the Year.

 

 

Our Staff Reporters:

 

Zeze Ballah, Monrovia, Montserrado

Zeze made his journalism debut as a high school reporter at the LAMCO Area School System. In 2016 and 2017, the Press Union of Liberia awarded Zeze with the Photojournalist of the Year award. Zeze was also the union’s 2017 Health Reporter of the Year. He is a Health Journalism Fellow with Internews.

 

 

 

Sampson David, Grand Bassa

Sampson is a journalist with over eight years of experience. He is a deputy manager at the Diahn-Blae Community Radio Station, a correspondent of the Liberia Broadcasting System, and a sophomore student at Starz College of Science and Technology, studying Management Information Systems.

 

T. Kla Wesley Jr., Sports, Arts, & Culture 

Kla is a member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia and winner of the Press Union of Liberia’s Sports Reporter of the Year award in 2018.

 

 

 

 

Our Freelance Reporters:

Moses Bailey, Bong

Moses started his journalism career in 2010 as a reporter at Radio Gbarnga. In 2011, the Press Union of Liberia recognized him as the Human Rights Reporter of the Year. In 2017, he was the Development Reporter of the Year. He is also an Internews Health Journalism Fellow. Moses is also the regional coordinator for NAYMOTE-Liberia, an organization working with youth to promote democratic governance.

 

 

Emmanuel Degleh, Upper Margibi

Emmanuel has over a decade of experience working as a community radio broadcaster. He is the Margibi correspondent for the Liberia Broadcasting System and the Manager for Classic FM 93.9 MHz, one of Liberia’s leading community radio stations. Emmanuel is also a member of the Press Union of Liberia and a 2016 Internews Health Journalism Fellow.

 

 

 

Eric Doue, River Cess

Eric Opa Doue is a co-founder of Echo Radio Station, which does a series of programs in Bassa, Kru, and simple Liberian English. Under his leadership, Echo Radio was selected as one of the Moody Radio global partners for training opportunities in 2013 and 2014. Eric was one of a handful of reporters who received training from Internews in 2015 on humanitarian reporting during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. He holds a diploma in Journalism, from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

 

Mafanta Kromah, Gender & Human Rights

Mafanta graduated from the Peter Quaqua School of Journalism in 2015. She started her career in journalism in 2014 at Radio Five and presently writes for In Profile Daily Newspaper.

 

 

 

 

 

Franklin Nehyalor, Maryland

Franklin has been a reporter, presenter, and producer at Radio Nimba in Sanniquellie since 1997, later serving as the station’s deputy news director. Franklin is also the official spokesperson for the Nimba Community Radio Association and the secretary general for the Nimba Health Reporters Network.

 

 

 

Miama Morine Pewee, Temple of Justice 

Morine is a senior student at the African Methodist Episcopal University, studying Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Administration. She holds a certificate in Gender Sensitive Reporting, a diploma in Journalism, and an advanced certificate in Computer Science.

 

 

 

Ida Reeves, National Legislature

Ida Reeves is a graduate of the University of Liberia in Mass Communications and Sociology. She also graduated from the Young Political Leadership School and has worked in the past for Farbric Radio, Freedom Radio, and Frontier newspaper.

 

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