Gimba Umar is among household names in television broadcasting in Nigeria. This distinguished, award-winning broadcast Journalist with 15 years experience in the media industry is among the hands actively pushing brand identity for Channels TV and carrying on the company philosophy.
Gimbar graduated from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with Major in Geography. He began his career with Channels TV Lagos in May 2003 after which he joined other media outfits to boost presentation skills for new start-up TV stations in the industry. Having gotten a wealth of experience from other outfits he returned to Channels Television where his immense contributions have contributed to the domjnsce of this award-winning station in Nigeria’s media landscape.
Gimba has a nag for flawless News / Program Presentation and News Gathering / Reporting.
He is an Anchor of Channels TV flagship News – News @10. He also presents and co-produces one of most popular programmes among channels TV viewers – State of The Nation, a political / Current affairs programme which brings the thoughts of National Leaders and the governed in one place. He won the Nigerian Media Merit Award (NMMA) for the “Best Presenter Of The Year” in 2017.
His wealth of experience transcends the broadcast industry into other media professions such as advertising. He is
currently a Senior News Anchor with Channels TV on its DSTV, UK, and Terrestrial platforms.
Gimba is happily married with three children. He is among the best hands any television station in Nigeria could get.