Sunday, January 19, 2014

BBC presenter Komla Dumor suddenly passes

Extremely sad to note on the BBC News site the sudden passing of Ghanaian journalist and news presenter Komla Dumor. He died suddenly at his home in London at the age of just 41. He was one of the first of a new generation of cross-media journalists, starting out with radio only and then being one of the main faces to the BBC's adventure into television broadcasting for the African continent.

Unlike many others, he understood how to tell an engaging story on both. I'll remember him for his work on the World today programme on BBC World Service. You could hear him smile - and yet he could get to the heart of a story in way you didn't expect. He made a brilliant contribution to the World Service at a time when it needed it most. What a tragedy that he was taken so soon. The BBC should open a condolences register. 

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