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Elesha George, a celebrated Investigative Journalist, was recently awarded as the JCI 2023 Media Trailblazer, a prestigious award bestowed upon her by the JCI Antigua YEP Awards.
As a Senior News Producer and Journalist at NewsCo, she has dedicated the past ten years of her career to investigative journalism, earning recognition and admiration for her unwavering commitment to the truth.
George’s contributions to the field of journalism have been nothing short of exceptional.
With extensive experience across various platforms such as television, radio, online, and newspapers, she has honed her skills in different areas of journalism.
Her expertise has enabled her to make significant contributions to the industry, earning her a reputation as an expert in her field.
In an interview with Antigua.News, George expressed her satisfaction with being recognized for her work.
She acknowledged that the public seldom appreciates the efforts of journalists who work tirelessly, often on their own time, to cover important stories.
She also expressed her hope that this award would inspire young journalists to pursue their passion for investigative journalism and to continue to shine a light on important issues affecting society.
She began her career as a script editor and news anchor in Dominica, where she quickly established herself as a talented journalist.
Currently, George is the owner and operator of two news websites, Island Press Box (IPB) and Wadadli Unplugged.
IPB is an investigative news hub while Wadadli Unplugged is dedicated to publishing stories that shed light on the environmental impact of climate change on the Eastern Caribbean region.
Through her work, George is helping to raise awareness and bring attention to critical issues affecting the region.
“I have worked hard to develop my skill and to focus on the details behind the stories that matter most. I launched Island Press Box in 2022 because I saw that there was a need to promote serious, factual news and to highlight people who contribute to this country and across the OECS,” she said
George firmly believes that news should empower the public with information that they can use to make informed decisions that would have a positive impact on their lives. She is committed to pursuing this goal throughout her career and beyond.
George was among 300 business and social entrepreneurs from across Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada who have been selected by the Young Leaders of America (YLAI) to participate in their 2023 Fellowship program.
George was the only one representing Antigua and Barbuda