Abubakarr Turay

Abubakarr Turay

Deputy News Editor


Abubakarr Turay is popularly known by his name’s initials, ABT. He started his journalism career with an independent newspaper in the capital Freetown in 2004; two years after completing his Diploma in Library, Archive and Information Studies at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. A year later, he joined the university radio (Radio Mount Aureol), as presenter, news reader and producer. He joined the Cotton Tree News as a volunteer in February, 2007 and a month later, was made a stringer for the northern city of Makeni. Two months later, he was assigned to cast news for the morning programme, CTN at Six. In December, 2007, ABT graduated with a Bachelor in Mass Communication with Honours from the University of Sierra Leone. In the same month, he was assigned to produce the breakfast programme, CTN AT SIX which runs from 06-08 GMT. In June of 2009, ABT was promoted to the post of Deputy News Editor. He sees this appointment as a new challenge, because he has always kept himself away from news editing, as he is more accustomed to, and enjoyed, producing programmes, especially CTN AT SIX .But he believes the challenge is not “insurmountable”.

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