Richard Annerquaye Abbey
2022 POST-GRAD REPORTING FELLOW
Richard A. Abbey is a business journalist pursuing an MSc in Data Journalism at Columbia Journalism School. Before J-School, he worked with notable business news organizations in West Africa, reporting on commodities, central banks’ monetary policies, and technology policies.
As an investigative business journalist, he won several awards for works that revealed wrongdoing in central banks and government agencies. One of his works exposed a procurement breach involving Ghana’s Central Bank, saving the country U.S. $1bn in a wrongful contract.
Richard believes his data journalism skills would help provide stronger narratives backed by data and data visualization. After J-School, he would join Bloomberg’s New York City Bureau to continue his career as a business journalist.
Richard is a native of Accra, Ghana, and loves traveling and adventure sports.