Charles Ayitey

US Economy Reporter

United States

At Bloomberg News, my focus is on monitoring and interpreting key economic indicators to deliver insightful reports. This role leverages my expertise in data analysis and multimedia storytelling, developed through a distinguished Master's in Journalism at UC Berkeley and hands-on reporting experience at Bay City News.

My recent work includes collaborating with editors and peers to swiftly publish breaking economic data from the Federal Reserve, and producing news that caters to a high-end audience. These contributions underscore my commitment to impactful journalism and my passion for illuminating stories within the economic landscape.

In Ghana, I anchored prime-time business news and produced award-winning news features on small business resilience, intra-African trade and climate justice.


The so-called core consumer price index — which excludes food and energy costs — climbed 0.2% from April, Bureau of Labor Statistics figures showed. The year-over-year measure rose 3.4%, cooling to the slowest pace in more than three years, according to data out Wednesday.

San Mateo Daily Journal
Poll shows voters seeking diversity

A majority of California voters are concerned that elected leaders reflect the diversity of the state's population, according to a new poll by the University of California, Berkeley, Institute of

NBC Bay Area
Harmful algae bloom confirmed in central East Bay

Reddish-brown algae harmful to fish and other marine life has appeared along the shores of Emeryville, Berkeley and Albany, environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper confirmed Monday.

Alameda County OKs law targeting spectators of sideshows

Spectators of sideshows could face steep fines or jail time under a new law voted by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The ordinance makes it illegal to be within 200 feet of a sideshow...

NBC Bay Area
Golden Gate Bridge tolls to increase on July 1

Beginning Saturday, the toll for most customers crossing the Golden Gate Bridge will increase by 35 cents. Similarly, most regional transit fares for Golden Gate Transit Bus and Golden Gate Ferry services will be up by 25 cents.

NBC Bay Area
Victims of plane crash near Rio Vista Airport identified

The Solano County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified two people who died in a plane crash Thursday near Rio Vista Municipal Airport as Benjamin Shreve, a 41-year-old resident of Concord, and Jesse Buckner, a 33-year-old resident of Martinez. The crash was reported around 11:45 a.m.

Monica Wilson Announces Candidacy For State Assembly Seat In 2024

By Charles Ayitey Bay City News Four-term Antioch City Councilmember Monica Wilson announced her bid for a state Assembly seat next year on Monday. Tim Grayson, D-Concord, currently holds the District 15 Assembly seat, and Wilson announced she will campaign for the seat if the assemblyman seeks the state Senate.

NBC Bay Area
List: Pride Month Celebrations in the Bay Area

Pride Month began Thursday with flag raisings in the Bay Area and the United States. In this publication, I researched and reported on major events happening across the Bay Area.

Linkedin Communications
Ghanaian Startup Makes Debut on Nasdaq

My story on Flerri reflects my trusted connections with emerging startup founders who inform my reporting on business trends and entrepreneurs.

Face2Face Africa
Why Africa Must Stop Begging for Foreign Aid from the West

With this story, I demonstrated my ability to report on geopolitical economic issues using real time data and historical research. This required a solid understanding of the history, politics, and culture of the region, providing context and using clear and concise language.