John Olatchy Momoh (OON) is the Chairman and CEO of Channels Television, the eight time winner of the Nigeria’s “Television Station of the Year” Award and a recent winner of the African Achievers Awards Trust’s 2014 “Best Television Station in Africa” Award.
John Momoh is a renowned broadcast journalist with vast industry experience spanning over three and half decades. He has had a distinguished career in news television broadcasting and is widely recognized in Nigeria as a transformative industry pioneer.
Prior to starting Channels Television, which he co-founded in 1992, John worked variously as News Anchor, Senior Reporter and Senior Producer for Nigeria’s National Radio and Television Stations, Radio Nigeria and the Nigerian Television Authority.
During his time then as an employee, John won several notable professional awards including the maiden edition of the Nigerian Media Merit Award’s “News Anchor of the Year” and, the Nigerian Union of Journalists Award for the “Newscaster of the Year.”
John Momoh is a graduate of the University of Lagos with a B.Sc. (honours) in Mass Communication and a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy. In June 2013, he received the Lagos Business School’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
John Momoh has professional Diplomas from the UK’s Thomson Foundation and the University of Manchester. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Business School and the Lagos Business School. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors and the Nigerian Institute of Journalism.
A former General Secretary of Nigeria’s Independent Broadcasters Association and Chairman of the League of Nigerian Broadcasters, John Momoh was honoured in December 2005 by the Nigerian Government as an “Officer of the Order of the Niger.”
Shortly after that, in 2006, he was honoured with a Lifetime achievement Award by the Nigerian Information Society and, two years later, was nominated as Nigeria’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ by the Fate Foundation.
He is a Fellow of The International Visitor Programme (IVP), an initiative of the United States Information Agency and a “Chevening” Fellow and a Fellow of the “African Future Leaders”, both initiatives of the British Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
John Momoh is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences based in New York and has served as a JUROR for the International Emmy Awards.
His television station Channels TV is the first Nigerian broadcaster to be recognized at the International Emmy for the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award. Channels Television is also a regional award winner of the Award.
John Momoh is a Red Cross Ambassador and Patron of a select number of charitable organizations in Nigeria.
He is happily married to Olusola Momoh, also a broadcaster, and they are blessed with three children.