Eskinder Firew is a journalist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He currently works for the Voice of America, Horn of Africa Service.He mostly reports in Ethiopian official language Amharic.He also reports in English when requested by the different services there. When the South Sudan talks were taking place in Addis Ababa for about a year he continuously reported in English for South Sudan in Focus Program. When former Second Lady Jill Biden visited Ethiopia in July 2016,he joined her team as a pool reporter. Eskinder has been with the Voice of America since 2005. Before joining VOA he was an award winning journalist at Ethiopian Television where he worked as a reporter editor and program producer.