Tetee Gebro is a reporter and presenter with Sky FM radio and SkyTV in Liberia. Since Tetee joined New Narratives in January 2011 her courageous reporting has brought her recognition and acclaim. In 2012 Tetee’s story on the impact of a hike in food prices on ordinary Liberians won Best Business Reporting at Liberia’s national reporting awards. Tetee became the first woman to win the prestigious award and one of only a handful of women to win a national reporting award. Judges called Tetee’s radio report one of the best ever aired in Liberia.

Tetee  and her bosses at SkyFM showed incredible courage in April 2012 by airing a report on the practice of female genital cutting in Liberia’s traditional societies even after her NN colleague Mae Azango was driven into hiding for reporting on the same topic. Tetee decided to air the piece even when her New Narratives boss asked her not to saying, “I understand the risks but I think we are doing the right thing. People in this country need to talk about this issue.” Thankfully Tetee and her station were not subjected to the same threats.

In August, 2012 Tetee was chosen to attend a Thomson Reuters Business and Economics training in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A native of Monrovia, Tetee dreamed of working as a journalist since she was in elementary school, but the war deferred her dream.. Previously she was the co-host of Star Radio’s “Education and Relaxation” program.

“I love the profession,” she says. “If I can do stories that help the common man and woman in Liberia, that will give me great joy.”

New Narratives Fellow – Tetee from New Narratives on Vimeo.