Charles Ayitey

Multimedia Reporter

United States

Charles (He/Him) is a multimedia reporter and Master's candidate at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

With strong investigative reporting, storytelling, and solutions journalism skills, Charles offers a unique perspective on news production that incorporates diversity, equity, and inclusion using data visualization and digital broadcast skills.

His beat includes racial equities in health, business, and policy in the United States, and he has publications across North America and Africa.

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.