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Ghanaian TV Presenter and Journalist Won the 2023 BBC News Komla Dumor Award

Paa Kwesi Asare, 36, is the eighth recipient of the award and the first to come from Ghana, like the late Komla Dumor. Asare is currently the head of business news at Ghana’s private TV3 channel, where he has worked for seven years as one of its main news anchors. The judges were impressed by Asare’s strong journalism and his ability to explain complex topics compellingly and clearly. “This for me is a watershed moment in my career and an opportunity I’ll grab with both hands,” said Asare, who will spend three months working with BBC News teams in London across TV, radio and online. The Ghanaian broadcaster will also receive training and be mentored by leading BBC journalists. As part of the placement, he will travel to a country in Africa to report on a story that will be broadcast to the BBC’s global audiences. The award was created to honour Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in 2014.