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Meet Our Team

The Stage Media team is mainly made up of young, mostly independent journalists from across cities in Liberia.

To ensure the independence of our content, TSM makes sure that no member of the team including the members of our advisory board is involved in political activities or that none of us has any ties with a political group or any civic movement.

These include a commitment to nonpartisanship and fairness, transparency of sources, transparency of funding and organization, transparency of methodology, and an open and honest corrections policy.

TSM also follow the publications of each of our employees online to ensure that they have not taken a position or engaged in a political struggle. This is in order to ensure the independence of our project vis-à-vis political organizations. We are an independent team and TSM has no political link.

Bettie K. Johnson Mbayo

Bettie K. Johnson Mbayo is a professional Liberian journalist, with over nine years of professional working experience in the field of journalism. She currently works as a freelance journalist and Co-Partner of- The Stage Media (Liberia).

TSM is Liberia's first fact-checking media institution with the overarching vision of mitigating misinformation and disinformation.

Her work involves writing news stories and providing professional guidance to reporters within the entity. Her works have brought her accolades.

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Hannah N. Geterminah

Hannah N. Geterminah is the Co-Partner of -The Stage Media(TSM) and an award-winning journalist. In 2016, she obtained a diploma from the Peter Quaqua School of Journalism with a series of certificates in journalism.

She is currently studying BA in Journalism and Mass Communication at the Graphic Era University in Uttarakhand, Northern India.

For over three years, she worked with Liberia’s oldest news outlet Daily Observers where she covered anti-corruption, Health, and human rights stories.

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Varney S. Perry
Video Editor

Varney S. Perry, a Liberian Journalist former camera operator, and video editor at Infinite Corporation Power FM/ TV 2010-2021.

He has several certificates in Video Production.

He joined The Stage Media in 2021 as Camera Operator and Video editor.

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Mark N. Mengonfia
Mark N Mengonfia is a Liberian journalist with over 11 years of experience in the field of journalism. He is a student of mass communications at the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) Currently, he works with the Stage Media as an Editor. Mengonfia serves his colleagues as the Secretary-General for the Reporters Association of Liberia(RAL) the largest auxiliary of the Press Union of Liberia(PUL).
R. Joyclyn Wea
is a BPA candidate at the African Episcopal University (AMEU); she has over five years of experience in daily journalism. She earned a certificate in journalism from the international school of journalism (ISJ). During her five years’ career in journalism, she earned certificates in specialized journalism training courses through programs implemented by Internews, IREX, Journalism for Human Rights, Females Journalists Association of Liberia, and other organizations.
Richard G. Nyonplue Jr.
Graphic Designer
graphics designer, writer, and journalist obtained a certificate in Computer Introduction from Starz University in 2019. In 2020, he obtained a certificate in Graphics Design from the Dunnock Training Source. Currently, a Junior Student at Starz University studying Mass Communications “The pen is my sword. The sheet is my shield. I'm a big fan of technology and innovation.”
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Gloria Wleh
is a journalist who has practiced mainstream journalism for nearly five years and has worked in both print and electronic media. She's a human rights and investigative journalist. She joined The Stage Media (TSM) in 2020 as an investigative reporter and fact checker. She holds a diploma in journalism and is a BSc candidate in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Liberia, with several media- related certificates
Anthony Philips
Begun his journalism career in 2013, serving as d Journalist, broadcaster, and Producer. He has several certificates in Journalism including Land Rights reporting and elections reporting and Newsgathering. Philips is a fact-checker and is currently enrolled in an IT School.
Maima Wright
Maima M. Wright is a Liberian journalist. She presently works as a Fact-checker and Finance official for The Stage Media. Her work involves facts checking and writing news stories. She is a graduate of the Peter Quaqua School of Journalism with a professional Diploma in Journalism and a BBA Candidate at AME University.
Melvin Jackson
is a professional Liberian journalist with more than 7 years of experience holds a diploma in Journalism from the Peter Quaqua School of Journalism Media Aid foundation, and has several certificates from media training in Liberia including in conflict and forest reporting.