Adaure Achumba Biography
Adaure Achumba is a media personality serving as a news reporter and multimedia journalist at WTSP-TV in Tampa covering the southern coverage area from the Sarasota bureau. Previously, she was a reporter and multimedia journalist at WFMY News 2.
Adaure Achumba Age
She was born on March 14th in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. However, her age is unknown.
Adaure Achumba Height
The exact measurements of her stature are still unveiled.
Adaure Achumba Nationality
The multimedia journalist is a Nigerian national.
Adaure Achumba Education
She completed her high school in Nigeria. She also earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communications from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002. At UNC-Chapel Hill, she was actively involved in the Pan-African student group O.A.S.I.S.
Adaure Achumba Family
Achumba was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States and raised in Nigeria. She is the oldest of five children. Nonetheless, there is no information about her parents.
Adaure Achumba Husband
Adaure is married to Wes Ballance. The couple wedded on December 19, 2016, in a privately-held traditional ceremony in Newbern, North Carolina.
The wedding took place 9 months after Wes proposed to Adaure on her birthday on March 14, 2016.
Adaure and Wes first met while they were students at the University of North Carolina in 1999.
“He proposed on the spot we first met in fall 1999 by the volleyball court at Criage Hall dorm UNC-Chapel Hill. I randomly and typically started smack talking with his then random college kid who said to me “Girl I’m Gonna Marry You” and I dismissed him in a very Nigerian manner just thinking he was just joking around and flattering me…really who says that on first meeting,” Adaure said.
“We became friends and hung out in the same crew. We went bar hopping on Franklin Street and a few games. I failed my first-semester cos I was always hanging out with him and the rugby boys at the pit in front of Lenoir Cafeteria. I had a crush on him and enjoyed his company and he had a crush on me but I was just too green in the romance department to read the signs. The biggest irony was that I dated another guy with the same name but we moved on, graduated, and still remained friends. Fast forward to Fall 2014 when we met again. I even got punked for the proposal,” she added.Advertisement
Adaure Achumba WTSP-TV
Achumba is a news reporter and multimedia journalist based in Tampa Bay, covering the southern coverage area from the Sarasota bureau. Previously, she served a similar capacity with WFMY NEWS 2 in Greensboro covering the Triad, including Winston-Salem and High Point. She also reported on a range of subjects including the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the George Floyd protests, the 2020 elections, and Hurricane Florence, just to name a few.
Before that, Achumba worked as a news anchor, reporter, and producer for WCTI 12 in the New Bern-Greenville DMA. The multi-skilled TV journalist returned to the US after working in Lagos, Nigeria as a correspondent for various international media operating in the West Africa sub-region.
Working in West Africa for the Arise News she ran the Lagos bureau and covered the region, doing multiple daily live hits. She also served as the Lagos-based, West Africa Correspondent and bureau chief for eNews Channel Africa (ENCA) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In addition, Achumba has been a freelance journalist and field producer for international news agencies like Reuters, Al Jazeera, France 24, and France 5 TV as well as a media consultant to NGO, Fight Against Desert Encroachment (FADE). She also participated in the multi-country road expedition across the fringes of the Sahara Desert, from Lagos to Senegal, a trip that saw her camping out in the open savannah in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Senegal.
She says, “while pursuing my goal to work as a correspondent for global news media, I also worked the local circuit as a morning news anchor, breakfast show presenter, news reporter, and producer at Silverbird TV. I was also a presenter/reporter on the popular lifestyle and travel show Studio 53 on MNET.”
Between June 2010 and May 2015, Achumba was the Creative Director and founder of Five Cowrie Creek Media Ltd. It focused on providing logistics for editorial coverage of Nigeria and documentary production by foreign journalists.
Adaure Achumba Salary And Net Worth
Her salary and net worth are still under review.
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