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John Essien is a Ghanaian broadcast journalist with Focus FM. He is currently the news editor of the official radio station of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Life and career
John Essien was born to John Essien and Gladys Nkrumah and hails from Bremang in the Ashanti region of Ghana. He is the fourth among six siblings. John Essien began his media career in 2016 in Kumasi when he joined a campus-based radio station, Focus FM, while at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He rose through the ranks from a journalist, News anchor, talk show host, and eventually became the News editor of the station. John Essien later joined Class FM as the Ashanti regional correspondent in 2018.
- rawgist.com (5 February 2020). "John Essien Advises student journalists to protect the image of KNUST". Raw Gist. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
- Osei, Jennifer (11 September 2019). "Focus FM's John Essien receives overwhelming love on his birthday". Inter News Network. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
- "AKOFENA: Debaters across Africa arrive in KNUST for 2019 PAUDC". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
- Alexander (20 September 2019). "KNUST SRC to embark on tree planting exercise on campus". Thriller News GH. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
- "John Essien appointed news editor of Focus FM". Focus Fm. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
- ghanaweb.com https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Soldiers-storm-KNUST-694586. Retrieved 4 April 2020. Missing or empty
- Anokye, Elvis. "Kumasi Floods: Death toll rises to 7". The World's Biggest Pride. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
- "KNUST opens summer school – lorlornyofm | A Subsidiary of ViDoF Company Limited". Retrieved 4 April 2020.
- Rawgist.com (24 April 2018). "John Essien wins 2018 Best Student Journalist at NUGS-KNUST Excellence Awards". Raw Gist. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
- kampustoday. "Winners of The 2018 KNUST-NUGS Excellence Awards | Kampustoday". Retrieved 4 April 2020.
- Essien, John. "John Essien is KNUST Eminence Awards Outstanding Student Journalist of the year". https://todaysprofile.com/. Retrieved 4 April 2020. External link in
- "KNUST Eminence Awards Winners List". hotstoriesgh.com. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
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