Antonia Howard

I am Antonia Howard, a media personality & communications professional.

I have almost a decade’s experience in broadcast journalism having worked as a presenter and reporter for a local private media company – AYV, and internationally for the BBC on a freelance basis.

During my time at AYV, I headed the newsroom as Director of News and Current Affairs and headed the journalism training programme. The peak of my career in journalism so far has been making it to the shortlist for the BBC Komla Dumor Award in 2022 – the first Sierra Leonean to make it to that stage.

I am currently the Media & Communications Manager at Purposeful, a global feminist hub for girls’ activism. Under this role I am responsible for developing and implementing a communications strategy and identifying innovative ways to amplify and share Purposeful’s work. I also co-produce and host a radio show – Karo Kura Kapu Sens, which explores issues related to girls’ health and wellbeing.

As an MC/compere, a speaker and moderator I have presented on many events including national debates, TedX in Sierra Leone, and the Annual Media Cocktail at State House.