Juliet Bawuah joins Africanews

BY: Graphic Showbiz

One of Ghana’s promising sports broadcasters has made a major career jump by landing a pioneering role at pan-African TV network, Africanews, which goes live on air next month.

Until her resignation last month, Juliet had provided an exciting face and excelled in a male dominated field, anchoring various sports programmes, including hosting the Diva’s Show anytime the regular hostess, Nana Aba Anamoah was absent.

Her surprise resignation last month sparked off rumours that she might have been poached by the EIB Group to their newest acquisition GHOne, particularly as her decision to walk away from Adesa We came in the wake of the suspension of her colleague and buddy, Nana Aba, who is also being linked with a move to GHOne following her regination from TV3.

Juliet’s move to the yet-to-launch sister channel of Euronews, one of Europe’s biggest television networks, is not only a recognistion of her in the field but also represents an exciting prospect, as she joins about 40 Africans to help launch a major and unique project on the continent.

Like the 39 other journalists who will kick-start the project, Juliet is also optimistic. “I am excited about this. This is a huge step in my young career,” she told Showbiz.

Recently shortlisted for a Pearl Sports Media Awards, the Africanews opening should begin another successful journey in television broadcasting for her.

The young broadcaster has since arrived in the Congolese town of Pointe Noire (after some weeks of training in Paris, France) where one of four African offices of Africanews will be based. The channel’s other offices are in Abidjan, Johannesburg, Nairobi and N’Djamena.

A multi-million dollar television project, Africanews will cover African and international news and business stories 24/7 in French and English languages from an African perspective.

Channel executives say Africanews will strive to “deliver factually-correct information in a non-superficial format.

“ Free from political interests, the Africanews team of more than 40 professional journalists and technicians from multiple African countries work together to serve the African audience, driven by an uncompromising journalism.”

While an active face on television in Ghana, Juliet also worked for ETV, Metro TV and Citi FM. She also wrote for the respected global football website goal.com, and the official website of the Confederation of African Football.