Who's Who of Top Executives

Peter Clottey

Title: Broadcast Journalist
Company: Voice of America
Location: Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States

Peter Clottey, broadcast journalist at Voice of America, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in journalism.

Mr. Clottey embarked on his journalism journey while pursuing a bachelor’s in mining engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. His knack for broadcast journalism flourished as he managed Dynamite 88.9 FM, the university’s radio station, gaining recognition for his talent. He further honed his skills as a news anchor for Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s 92.5 FM before establishing a significant reputation with Choice 102.3 FM, a notable news radio station in Accra. After moving to the U.S. in 2003, Mr. Clottey gained his Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland. 

 Mr. Clottey made a name for himself for his work on Voice of America (VOA), where he has served since 2004. Spearheading One-on-One with Peter Clottey, he delves into economic and political news reporting. His journalistic prowess extends to conducting high-profile interviews with governmental figures like presidents, vice presidents, ministers, and rebel leaders. On the weekends, Mr. Clottey serves as the esteemed host of Nightline Africa, a compelling magazine radio show. He continues to volunteer as a news anchor for WPFW 89.3 FM, delivering a weekly roundup of African news to the local African community in Washington, D.C. Beyond politics, he occasionally shares his opinions in the realm of sports, showcasing his versatile hosting skills on The Sports Box. 

Reflecting on his career highlights, Mr. Clottey treasures moments such as interviewing world leaders and a surviving prosecutor of Nazi war criminals. He finds reward in informing those without access to information and holding leaders accountable. Encouraging aspiring journalists, Mr. Clottey advises focusing on passion and dedication to the craft, ensuring work is fulfilling rather than just a job. In addition, he aims to establish a program focusing on African leaders’ accountability to their constituents. Mr. Clottey’s vision includes conducting exclusive interviews to hold leaders to their promises. In the coming years, his goal is to amplify his impact by providing critical information to the public and maintaining leaders’ responsibility for their policies.

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