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MEET BENNY BONSU

Benny Bonsu is a global sports broadcaster and producer based in London, currently serving as a host and sideline reporter on Sky Sports, BT Sport and AliExpress LIVE (Alibaba). Bonsu’s on-air assignments include NBA Global Games London and Li-Ning’s “The Drop NBA Show” along with sideline reporting and producing for the EuroLeague for IMG, alongside working as a digital media content director for Basketball England and Matchroom Sport.

In London, Bonsu has served as a sports anchor on BBC Worldservice. Prior to her hire at Sky Sports and IMG, Bonsu hosted the premier league show “Guinness Raise Your Game” with Eddie Kadi and Fabrice Muamba at Modern Times Group. At the start of her career in broadcasting, Bonsu worked as a TV producer during the London 2012 Olympics for men and women’s basketball and also Paralympic basketball, but before becoming the producer for the olympics, she worked as the Sports Operations and policies manager. Responsible for the day to day administration and operations of the six Sports Operations Teams, while taking the lead in updating policies & procedures working with the Head of Sports Policies & Operations. She was also responsible for administrating the Sports Operation multi-million budget and generating financial reports for Head of Sports Operations. Other responsibilities included leading the organisations for high-level meetings with directors, ministers, olympic sponsors and also the International Olympic Committee. Project managed the Sport accord conference in London 2012 with the International Olympic Committee, International Federations. She then went onto producing some of the biggest television shows across Africa for the Modern Times Group, which includes “The One Show,” “This Morning,” “Boys Boys,” “Sports Xtra,” “Football 360,” “A Day In The Life,” and ViaSat 1 News,” and in 2014, she became part of the BBC Worldservice team, presenting on the Sport Today and the Sports World show, alongside with writing for “TRUE Africa” magazine covering all the African athletes in the premier league, NBA and NFL after the olympics.

A graduate of UEL, she earned All-London honours as a youth and community activist and set the record for the highest retention for the Princes Trust Team Programmes as a Team Leader, while double majoring in Media and Advertising with International Business. As a student-athlete and an ambassador for girls in sport, she gained experience as the sports reporter for all athletic events, as well as hosting and producing sports radio on university, campus and also for Break London radio. Upon graduation, Bonsu’s industry experience included an internship with British Basketball Men’s team during their journey for qualifying for Euro basket and also the London 2012 Olympics. Working as a media comms personal and trainer of the athletes. Bonsu is also part of the NBA UK and Africa family, where she actively supports the work they do across the continent and acts as the voice of the African athletes in the league through the media

Bonsu is also a seasoned humanitarian who is recognised globally as an emerging leader with the courage to lead change on the African continent, UK and Asia using sport. Bonsu has a strong commitment to education, women and girls empowerment through sport. Bonsu is a UN Women Ambassador for end violence against women and founder of Girls In Sport Foundation. She also serves as an adviser for the Cherie Blair Foundation women in business programme.

Okay Africa magazine named and featured her as TOP 100 Most Influential African Woman 2016/17 and The Times newspaper named her the “Rising Star of Education and Academia” 2017 at the prestigious #WeAreTheCity Annual Awards. Bonsu is a recipient of the Best Diaspora Media Personality Award Ghana Sports Award 2018, Inspirational Role Model Award 2015
 from the African Union Diaspora Forum Mission Annual Awards and London Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Young People in London 2012 London Peace Awards for her relentless work as a youth advocate and mentorship. Bonsu is available for interviews, event hosting and speaking engagements.