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Bernard Avle


General Manager of Citi FM & Citi TV

Bernard Avle is the General Manager of Citi FM & Citi TV and the host of Citi FM's morning show - The Citi Breakfast Show, as well as The Point of View on Citi TV. Bernard holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Ghana and an MBA from Warwick University in the UK.

Bernard has done pioneering work in using commercial radio and TV as a platform to champion good governance and social accountability.

The Citi Breakfast Show was adjudged the Interactive/Talk Show of the year at the BBC’s Africa Radio Awards in 2007 and Radio Program of the year in 2013, 2015 and 2016 by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG).

The Citi Breakfast Show was also rated the best radio morning show (English) in four consecutive years: 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.

He is an Edward R. Murrow Fellow of Journalism and a Chevening Scholar. He is also is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative – West Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Bernard was adjudged Ghana Journalists Association’s Journalist of the year 2017.

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