Metro TV recruits its first LGBTQI advocate as news anchor
An Accra based free to air television station Metropolitan Television or Metro TV has welcomed a new news anchor to the family of the fast growing media house. Bridget Otoo is her name and she had not been on air since 2017.
Officially unveiling the new host of the evening new bulletin NewsNight to the station, host of Good Morning Ghana show Dr. Randy Abbey observed that the news anchor was trending on Twitter since last night after she announced her movement to Metro TV. He spoke in Twi, “Bridget Otoo de asɛm bɛba oo” to wit Bridget Otoo will bring trouble. He was perhaps paraphrasing Black Sheriff’s hit song Kweku Frimpong De Asem Beba.
Bridget had earlier used her Twitter handle to announce her decision to join Metro TV. She said she had no intention to join the media fraternity after quitting TV3 some years ago. However upon persistent calls from people she regarded as respected, she finally accepted an offer to join Metro TV. She used the opportunity to thank Randy Abbey and all the family of Metro TV for the love they showed her.
About Bridget Otoo
Bridget Otoo, born on 31 December 1983 is a Ghanaian freelance journalist, media personality and public relations officer. She previously served in various capacities with TV3 as a broadcaster and news anchor. She is also an advocate for women empowerment as well as LGBTQI+ community in Ghana.
Otoo undertook primary education in Aggrey Memorial Basic School, Sekondi before heading to Bompeh Senior High Technical School for her secondary school education, where she was the Girls Prefect. She was hooked with a nickname “The Headmistress”. This name was given to her because of the blunt, confident and upfront attributes.
She attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism. She also holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Ghana.
Otoo worked with Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority performing public relation duties during her National Service period. She has worked in the media circles on both radio and TV with Good News FM and Sky TV in 2008. Prior to that in 2003, she was a voice over artist recording advertisements for some institutions (Tigo, Barclays, Unilever and Ecobank). She hosted “New Day”, “You and the Police” and prime time news on TV3 for a period.
Bridget, daughter of Francis Otoo and Agnes Arthur, has six (6) siblings. In 2021, She declared her stand regarding LGBTQI+ and this brought in a lot of controversies. She asserted in a Twitter post saying she was willing and selflessly going to support the LGBTQI agenda in Ghana notwithstanding what religious folks say about them. She also declared that if supporting LGBTQI is the fastest and easiest way to hell, she was ready to support it because she wanted to meet satan.
With her coming back into the media space, the LGBTQI+ community has another strong voice to fight their course. However, Bridget has not yet stated she will use her influence in the media to advocate for LGBTQI minority in Ghana
Latest Update on Bridget Otoo and Metro Tv
According to unconfirmed reports gathered , Bridget Otoo has been sacked by Metro Tv . The reason behind it ,is currently unknown to Hypeghnewsroom.com .
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