Rachelle Akuffo, a British-Ghanaian journalist, joined CGTN America in February 2012 and has interviewed a range of CEOs and leading newsmakers, and reported on some of the world’s most pressing issues. Rachelle also launched the show’s award-winning startups segment Starting Block. Rachelle has received several accolades including one from Digital Hollywood for her coverage of the 2008 U.S. elections and a 2015 Clarion Award for her reporting on the struggles of Latina entrepreneurs.
A strong proponent of volunteerism, Rachelle was crowned Miss Ghana International in 2005 which gave her a unique platform for charitable projects in health, education and business. She has also lent her services as a newsreader for the blind. Rachelle is an alumnus of Howard University in Washington D.C., and of London’s Brunel University.