Category: TV and Radio

Getachew Desta- Pioneer disc jockey

Getachew Desta is a legendary disc jockey and radio show host who used to host listeners’ music choices in Radio Ethiopia in the 1960’s and early 70’s. For while, his show aired every Sunday for an hour but it was…
Tefera Gedamu- Talk Show Host

Tefera Gedamu is a major personality in the Ethiopian media scene. His weekly English-language interview panel show, Meet ETV (now changed into Meet EBC) has been running on Ethiopian Television since 1997, giving him an enduring and solid reputation among…
Tigist Begashaw- A glamorous radio personality

There are radio voices that become like close friends you listen to them so often. I have recently had the pleasure of meeting one of them. Tigist Begashaw has been working as an Amharic language reporter, editor and news presenter…
Ethiopian Women Sportscasters breaking boundaries

Female sportscasters in Ethiopia are breaking down boundaries in a field of broadcasting long dominated by male voices and personalities. Konjit Teshome, Hana Gebreselassie, and Neima Ali are among those emerging voices who are busy enlightening local sports fans about…
Meet Rebecca Iyob, EBC’s Francophone Anchor

Rebecca Iyob is a young, confident, and professional anchor and consultant at the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporate (EBC). Having recently returned from maternity leave, which is stressful enough to anchor a daily news on its own merit, she anchors French news…
Journalist and Author Negash Gebre-Mariam

It was a pleasure to talk to the revered journalist and author, Negash Gebre-Mariam. He is an imposing presence and he looks vigorous for a 90-year-old man but prostate cancer is weakening him these days, he says. It probably shows…
Veteran Journalist and diplomat Mairegu Bezabih

It was a delight to have the opportunity to interview the veteran journalist, lecturer, and diplomat Mairegu Bezabih a week ago. A sprightly man with white hair, large forehead and darting eyes in metal-framed glasses, Mairegu has a fretful look…