Renowned Sierra Leonean TV presenter and host Antonia Howard has joined the Purposeful Organization as their Communications and Media Manager.
The organization took to its social media handle to welcome Antonia Howard after her appointment as the Communication and Media Manager.
In. facebook post, they said
“Excited to welcome new members to our Purposeful team this week – looking forward to introducing them! . Plus, jumping for joy as Antonia Howard
Excited to welcome new members to our Purposeful team this week – looking forward to introducing them! 😎🥳. Plus, jumping for joy as Antonia Howard @antoniahowardsl of AYV Media acclaim joins as Comms & Media Manager. Meet her here! 💕#feministsolidarity #PurposefulAt5 pic.twitter.com/Li27LHlz6C
— WeArePurposeful (@Purposeful_org) January 17, 2023
Antonia Howard is a broadcast journalist in Sierra Leone. She work as a presenter and reporter at Africa Young Voices Media (AYV), a private media conglomerate.
Antonia Howard began as a radio presenter in 2014 at Radio Life Ventures, a small community radio station in Freetown. By the end of 2015 she was an intern at AYV, working in radio, television and print whileshe was still in university about to complete her degree in Mass Communications. After graduating she was hired as a reporter and in two years worked her way up to Senior Reporter/Presenter covering development & politics and presenting AYV’s morning show Wake Up Sierra Leone and Prime Time News.
In 2018, She left for Cardiff University to study for my Master of Arts degree in International Journalism and graduated in 2020 with distinction.
Currently, Antonia Howard is working as the director of News & Current Affairs at AYV and also the company’s lead coordinator for internships and training in addition to her work as a reporter/presenter. When not on screen she produce news bulletins and supervise news content on AYV.
Antonia Howard has worked for BBC World News on a freelance basis, reporting for In Business Africa a weekly TV programme that looks at economic trends shaping Africa’s future.
As a host, speaker and moderator she has presented on some big platforms including TedX in Sierra Leone and the Annual Media Cocktail at State House.
– 2018 Sister’s Choice TV Personality of the Year Award
– 2019 Independent Media Commission Award for Best Female Media Practitioner
– Bachelor of Arts (honours) in Mass Communications
– Master of Arts (distinction) in International Journalism