Israel Laryea is a renowned Ghanaian broadcast journalist, anchor, program host, and news editor with the Multimedia Broadcasting Ltd-JoyNews TV. His talent is depicted on the television screens as he has managed to keep his viewers glued to their screens.
The news anchor has also been a news stringer for CNN, where he has been covering news from Ghana since October 2010. He is an expert on matters related to international affairs, telecommunications, technology, energy, oil, and gas.
- Full name: Israel Laryea
- Nickname: Izzy
- Year of birth: October 7, 1974
- Israel Laryea age: 45 years
- Nationality: Ghanaian
- Gender: Male
- Career: Journalist
- Israel Laryea Instagram: theisraellaryea
Israel Laryea life story
He was born on October 7, 1974, in Osu Town. His father is known as James Laryea, and his mother is Constance Laryea. The news anchor has three siblings. His dream and passion were to become a pilot, but it seems fate had something different for him. At the age of ten years, he was already cooking for his entire family and going to the market, among other things.
He earned his GCE ‘O’ level certificate at Okuapeman School. He then moved to Accra Academy for his sixth form education. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration.
Israel Laryea career journey is one that can be termed as fascinating. During his early years, he started as an accounts clerk for Mobile Water. His journey in media began as a news anchor at TV3 Network Limited, a position he held for ten years and seven months. Before that position, he started as a production assistant in 1999 and was promoted after six months of excellent service.
At the same time, he was working as a business editor and anchor for Multimedia Broadcasting Group Ltd, a position he held from 2004 to 2007. From January 2010 to May 2011, he became the business news editor for Joy FM. He then started working at Joy FM as the news editor & anchor from June 2011 to August 2012.
In October 2010, he became a CNN stringer, a position he has held to date, where he covers breaking news from Ghana. In September 2012, he commenced working as a news editor, anchor for TV and Radio at Multimedia Broadcasting Limited, a position he holds to date. The talented young man is also a regular business analyst for the BBC World Service News radio program.
Here are some of his notable achievements:
- During the 2008 Ghanaian presidential election debates, he was the youngest moderator.
- In 2008, he was named as the Best African Radio Journalist at the popular CNN/Multichoice African Journalist Awards in 2008.
- He was honored by The Network Journal as one of the 20 dynamic African personalities at its maiden Africa’s 40 under 40 Achievers Awards in November 2010.
Israel Laryea family
Israel Laryea wife is known as Louisa Laryea and works as a banker. The couple has been married for 15 years and are parents to three children. When he is not at work doing what he does best, he is spending quality time with his family.
The popular news anchor also qualifies as one of the most handsome men in Ghana. His looks and body physique are something to admire and well defined in his photos. Here are some of Israel Laryea pictures.
1. Life behind the TV screens
There are numerous outdoor activities that one would do on a sunny day. Well, for the handsome news anchor, relaxing as he enjoys the sunshine is one of them.
2. Top culinary skills
Could the news anchor be having a hidden talent? It seems he is geared up and about to prepare one of his favorite meals.
Israel Laryea report on Menzgold
In 2018, the Chief Executive Officer of Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah, described the news anchor as a stupid and retarded minded journalist whose only motive was to paint his company black. This came after the journalist posted a video where he was seen visiting the Menzgold London offices. According to him, the office was not operating in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Nana Appiah Mensah was not amused with the video and took to social media, where he claimed that the media journalist was out to smear his name. However, Israel responded to him and asked him to focus and come up with strategies for curbing his current situation.
Israel Laryea is a prominent Ghanaian journalist and news anchor who has connected well with his viewers. His experience that spans close to two decades has seen him rise to great heights in the media industry.