Sumner Shagari Sambo
Sumner Shagari Sambo is a journalist based in Abuja, Nigeria.
Sumner has always been passionate about television news journalism, working especially with start-ups to rejuvenate broadcasting across Nigeria and Africa. He recently joined one of Africa's newest and promising channels, News Central Television, in a bid to combine his skills with other creative minds to reposition news coverage and program delivery for premium content consumers in Nigeria and on the continent.
He is a multi-skilled Journalist and multimedia professional. He is a 2017/2018 Fellow of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). He also won the 2015/2016 Nigeria Investigative Journalist of the Year (TV) award run by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) and was winner of the 2016/2017 Senate Reporter of the Year (TV) award organized by the Senate Press Corps of Nigeria's National Assembly.
Before joining News Central, he was a Senior Correspondent/Deputy Bureau Chief with TVC News, a Pan-African news channel broadcasting from Lagos, Nigeria. Prior to that, he was a Stringer with Reuters and a Senior National Correspondent with NN24 TV, Nigeria.
He also had a stint with The Nation Newspaper and regularly publishes NEWSMAN, an online newsblog on Facebook.
An MSc/BSc Mass Communication graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria; he is a technology-savvy and probing mind who also acts as a Fixer for many international news crews coming into Nigeria or West Africa to source for interviews and news stories.
Sumner was the Media Coordinator of the 2011 NN24 Nigeria Presidential Debate. He has also won other awards like the Most Promising Youth, 2011/2012 presented to him by the Chamber Social Club, Abuja.
A newsy person, he believes that the greatest investment in life is the cross-fertilization of ideas!