Chiké Frankie Edozien began his journalism career reading the news bulletins at the Nigerian boarding school Federal Government College, Port Harcourt from 1981-1986.
While studying for a journalism degree in New York, he was part of the BET News team that covered the 1992 Democratic National convention that culminated in Bill Clinton’s nomination for president of the United States.
A stint at ABC News soon followed and by the end of 1993 Edozien was hired at the New York Post, where he remained for 15 years and garnered several reporting awards. At the Post, Edozien’s coverage of the aftermath of the shooting death of Amadou Diallo was critically acclaimed. As was his coverage of HIV/AIDS and healthcare disparities in communities around the Big Apple.
“Once in a while I catch myself wondering whether I would have found the courage to write if I had not started to write when I was too young to know what was good for me.”
"Dude. Take chances. Live bigger! Keep your intergrity, but remember that it is okay to take a chance and fail. It only gets better!"