Yomi Otaigbe Biography – Age, Husband, Career

Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub

Broadcast Journalist and Senior Reporter/Presenter Oriyomi Mary Otaigbe was born in Lagos but she is from Ogun State, South-west Nigeria and married with three children. She works with the award- winning Channels Television. She holds a HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic of Ibadan and she is also a graduate of Broadcast Journalism from the New York Film Academy.
In a bid to improve her journalism and expertise, Yomi attended several trainings on television programme production and reporting at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the Cable News Network (CNN) the Voice of America ( VOA) and other conferences and trainings both within and outside Nigeria.


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Yomi has covered numerous public health challenges which was very helpful especially during the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria in 2014. She reported on preventive measures and activities from the Ebola Emergency Operation center located at the Central Public Health Laboratory Building in Yaba, Lagos, Obalende and other areas until Nigeria successfully contained the disease.

Yomi has won several awards which includes:

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  • The Red Ribbon Award for best television feature on HIV/AIDS in 2009 and 2010.
  • The Nigeria Institute Of Medical Research Media Award For Medical Research Reporting
  • The Future Voice Of Nigeria award. 
Yomi Otaigbe is a member of the Health Writers Association of Nigeria and the Network of Reproductive Health Journalists, Nigeria.