A journalist by training, mediator by temperament, and a teacher by choice. Educated in Nigeria and United States, Ekwo, holds a doctoral degree in Public Policy and Administration, MA degree in Mass Communication, and Masters in Public Administration.
He worked as journalists for 18 years, a period that earned him vast experience in reporting politics and training journalists in different countries. Among the media organizations Ekwo worked include Radio Nigeria, Daily Star newspapers, Hints magazine, and Africa Independent Television. He served as Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists and host of Medialine —a popular television media-monitoring program.
Dr. Ekwo also worked as adjunct journalism professor at different institutions in Nigeria and United States. He is currently a professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey. A public policy analyst, Ekwo has authored three books: Role of Journalists in Modern Nigeria, Mass Media & Marketing Communications: Principles, Practices & Perspectives, and Reporting Conflicts-A practical guide for journalists in addition to numerous radio commentaries, newspaper articles.
His research interests include media convergence, comparative media systems, and Africa’s political economy. He is a member of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and American Society for Public Administration.