Rachelle Akuffo is the Washington D.C.-based anchor of Global Business America.
The British-Ghanaian journalist joined CGTN America in February 2012 and has interviewed a range of CEOs and leading newsmakers, and reported on some of the world’s most pressing issues. Rachelle also launched the show’s award-winning startups segment, Starting Block.
Rachelle began her career as a radio journalist in England and went on to work as an anchor and reporter for Swiss bank Dukascopy, covering market-moving financial news. Rachelle was also a correspondent for the millennial-focused digital news service, OneMinuteNews.
Rachelle has received several accolades including one from Digital Hollywood for her coverage of the 2008 U.S. elections and a 2015 Clarion Award for her reporting on the struggles of Latina entrepreneurs.
A strong proponent of volunteerism, Rachelle was crowned Miss Ghana International in 2005 which gave her a unique platform for charitable projects in health, education and business. She has also lent her services as a newsreader for the blind. Rachelle is an alumnus of Howard University in Washington D.C. and of London’s Brunel University.