MRS. IJEOMA ONYEATOR

MRS. IJEOMA ONYEATOR

MRS. IJEOMA ONYEATOR

She was born in East Africa – Nairobi, Kenya.

Ijeoma holds a Master of Arts with distinction in Media, Communication and Technology from Brunel University the United Kingdom. She is also a graduate of the University of Lagos with a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Mass Communication.

She is a member of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN), the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), as well as an associate member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria.

She is a recipient of the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship Award, the notable Golden Broadcaster Image World of Fame Award and a nominee of the Nigerian Media Merit Awards.

Her diligence has also earned her several other laurels including a recognition award for mentoring on The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders – the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.

Ijeoma is listed on the esteemed Most Influential 100 Creatives of African descent, an initiative that identifies high achievers of African descent in public and private sectors from around the world, inspired by a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly. She is also recognized by the Media Room Hub as a ‘super women’ who has contributed greatly to redefining news and broadcasting in Nigeria.

Ijeoma trained as a Media Officer in The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) and cut her teeth as a Media Relations Office in Heritage Oil and Gas; before joining Channels Television in January 2004 as an anchor, presenter and reporter. She is a veteran broadcast journalist and currently anchors Channels Television’s flagship bulletin – The News at Ten, as well as several live news and current affairs programmes.

She is also an adjunct member of faculty at the School of Media Communication, Pan-Atlantic University where she teaches young undergraduates the value of ethical newsroom leadership and professional media practice. She is also an invaluable member of the SMC Professional Media Education Programme team.

She is happily married and blessed with children.