Bernard Avle wins 2017 Journalist of the Year Award  


The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has adjudged 37-year-old Bernard Koku Avle, the 2017 PAV Journalist of the Year at a ceremony organised.

The Citi FM Morning Show host was deemed outstanding for his efforts in the year under review.

He led a pack of 36 journalists awarded out of 548 applications received by the GJA Awards Committee for the 23rd edition of the awards.

For his prize, he is expected to receive a cash, a three-bedroom house, as well as an SUV.

Mr. Avle who joined the station as a 23-year old, thanked the owner of Citi FM, Samuel Atta-Mensah, for giving him an opportunity to make his mark.

He also expressed gratitude to veterans such as Abdul Malik Kweku Baako and Dr. Charles Wereko Brobbey who toiled for media pluralism and press freedom in the 90s.

He said,  “their ceiling-shattering efforts have made the practice of journalism easy”.

The broadcaster also thanked his wife.

Mr Avle holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics with distinction, and is a Chevening Scholar with an MBA in Marketing from the Warwick Business School.


Story: Today Correspondent

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