Henry Bonsu


Henry Bonsu is best known as the journalist axed by BBC London for being too intellectual.

Bonsu, an Oxford University graduate, has been a journalist since 1990, working as a staff researcher and producer on BBC radio and TV programmes including Today, World at One, Public Eye and Black Britain.

Bonsu became a freelance journalist and broadcaster in 1997, anchoring several programmes on BBC London 94.9FM, including Breakfast, Lunchtime and Drivetime, interviewing leading politicians, businesspeople and a range of London personalities.

Bonsu was also a popular panellist on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff and has appeared as a news commentator on Radio 5 Live and Sky News for several years.

Not so well known for his print journalism, he has nonetheless has written for the Times, Mail on Sunday, Daily Express, The Voice, New Nation, Pride Magazine and the London Evening Standard.

Bonsu was a UK correspondent for Black Entertainment Television.

In 2006, Bonsu entered the commercial radio business, launching Colourful, a DAB radio station aimed at people who love their soul music and their news and current affairs.

Bonsu has presented documentaries on BBC 2, BBC Radio 4, World Service and is a regular contributor to Press TV, SKY News and Al Jazeera.


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