Nana Ama Agyemang Asante is a freelance journalist based in Ghana and currently in the second year of her studies as a candidate for an MA degree at Union Theological Seminary in New York. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. and teach at the university level. Nana Ama earned her undergraduate degree in economics and sociology at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana.
Before Union, she was the co-host of one of the most listened-to morning shows in Ghana, the Citi Breakfast Show, on Citi FM. For seven years, Nana Ama provided the much-needed feminist perspective on national issues and debates. Before that, she was the deputy online editor of Citi FM’s news website, citifmonline.com, supervising factual, timely, and accurate stories. From June 2011 to September 2014, Nana Ama served as the Country Coordinator of Journalists for Human Rights (Jhr), a Canadian NGO that promotes human rights and governance stories across the African continent. She coordinated the NGO’s and trainers’ relationships with local journalists and media houses. Nana Ama was a fellow at the Reuters Institute of Journalism at the University of Oxford and the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington DC.