Multiple award-winning sports broadcaster, Juliet Bawuah has been named the journalist of the year at the 47th edition of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Awards.
The astute sports journalist was bestowed the honor at the awards ceremony held in Accra last weekend.
The Radio Netherlands Training Center graduate defeated competitions from other highly-revered sportscasters to win the coveted award.
Juliet Bawuah graduated from the Ghana Institute of Journalism with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Public Relations. She also holds a Diploma in Communication Studies from the African University College of Communications.
She is an alumna of Radio Netherlands Training Center in the Netherlands. In 2018, she got her Master’s degree in International Public Relations and Global Communications at Cardiff University.
Before she started working at TV3 in July 2013, she worked with Goal.com, CITI FM, the Globe Newspaper, Cafonline.com, Metro TV, and ETV.
The former head of Sports department at TV3 became well known as a result of her interview with Gianni Infantino, on the sidelines of a FIFA Summit in the North-Western African country, Mauritania.
Prior to furthering her studies at Cardiff University, she worked with Euronews’ sister station Africanews based in Congo as the host of Football Planet and covered the 2017 AFCON tournament. She has appeared on BBC as well and contributes for the Turkish broadcaster TRT.
Juliet Bawuah is the founder of Africa Women’s Sports Summit, which was first hosted on 15 May 2019 in Accra. The Africa Women’s Sports Summit is a gathering of Africa’s leading female sports names and aspiring ones.
She was appointed as a member of Women’s Premier League Super Cup’s Local Organizing Committee (LOC).
Juliet Bawuah was an ambassador for the UNAIDS’ ‘Protect the Goal’ campaign. She was one of the known Ghanaians to pledge commitment to the campaign, which was an initiative between UNAIDS and FIFA, to advocate for the prevention of HIV infection through sports.
In 2015, she was nominated for the Sport Media Pearl Awards. While in 2017, she was named as part of the panel of voting experts for the African Football of the Year Awards by the Confederation of African Football.
Recently, she joined the voting panel for the BBC African Footballer of the Year, one of the most respected schemes in the football world. She was also among 49 other African journalists that made up the voting panel of the maiden edition of the ‘Africa Football Shop Player of the Year Award’.
She also won the year 2021 African Woman in Sport award at the GSport Awards, while at the 26th Ghana Journalists Awards, she was named the Sports Journalist of the Year.
She received a cash prize of GH10,000 at the awards ceremony held in Accra last weekend.