John Momoh is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television. He is a renowned broadcast journalist with a vast experience spanning over three and half decades
Before founding Channels, John worked variously as News Anchor, Senior Reporter and Senior Producer for Nigeria’s National Radio and Television Stations, Radio Nigeria and the Nigerian Television Authority.
He has won many laurels which attest to his venerated professional status. These include “News Anchor of the Year”, of the maiden edition of the Nigerian Media Merit Award and the Nigerian Union of Journalists Award for the “Newscaster of the Year.”
John Momoh is a graduate of the University of Lagos with a Masters degree in International Law and Diplomacy and a B.Sc (with honours) in Mass Communication. John also received Diplomas from the Thomson Foundation, Cardiff and the University of Manchester, both in the UK.
He is an alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Business School and the Lagos Business School.
He is a fellow of The International Visitor Programme (IVP) an initiative of the United States Information Agency, a “Chevening” fellow and a fellow of the “African Future Leaders”, both of which are initiatives of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the British Government.
A Fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors and Nigerian Institute of Journalism, John Momoh was former General Secretary of the Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria, and former Chairman of the League of Nigerian Broadcasters. He is a Red Cross Ambassador and Patron of many organizations.
In December of 2005, John Olatchy Momoh was conferred the National Honour of “Officer of the Order of the Niger” (OON) by the Nigerian
Government. Shortly after that in 2006, he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award, by the Nigerian Information Society and two years later, was crowned ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ by the Fate Foundation. In June 2013, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Lagos Business School.
A 2014 African Achievers Award recipient, John Momoh is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences based in New York and has served as a JUROR for the International Emmy Awards. His television station Channels TV is the first Nigerian broadcaster to be nominated at the International Emmy for the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award.
Channels Television of which he is Chairman/ Chief Executive is the only Nigerian and indeed African Broadcaster to have won the “Television Station of the Year” Award, a record eight times, five of them consecutively.
Recently in February 2014, Channels TV was crowned the Best Television Station in Africa by the African Achievers Awards Trust.
John Momoh is happily married to Sola, also a broadcaster, and they are blessed with three children.