Teresa Chirwa-Ndanga

Teresa Chirwa-Ndanga

Africa

Teresa Chirwa-Ndanga is a Malawian journalist working with the largest private broadcast media in her country, Zodiak. She is the Director of News, supervising a team of about 40 journalists. She oversees news operations for the radio, television and online sections of the organization. Under her direct supervision, Zodiak has been named best media house of the year (in radio) five consecutive times. Under her supervision, Zodiak also won the inaugural Online Media House of the Year MISA award.

Teresa graduated from Harvard Kennedy School with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 2015. She is also a holder of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the Malawi Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi. She is a recipient of 11 local and international awards, including a CNN African Journalist award in the health category in 2010 and the 2013 Journalist of the year in Malawi.

In May 2015, she appeared on the list of 10 Women to Watch by the Media Institute of Southern Africa, MISA. The list includes female journalists and human rights activists in Southern Africa who have demonstrated commitment to the cause of uplifting other people's lives through their work.