TV3’s young promising news anchor, Natalie Fort, who has within a short period endeared the hearts of television viewers in the country, has been honoured with Excellent Personality Merit Award for August 2017.
Ms Fort has within a year-and-a-half risen from presenting TV3’s News in Brief to become one of two faces of the station’s primetime news, News360 at 7:00pm daily on weekdays.
She came tops among hundreds of radio and television presenters sampled by Premiere Brands Ghana, an independent organisation that seeks to inspire wealth creation in Africa through the growth of successful Brands. Premier Brands collates results through months of intense research.
“On the basis that you’ve been unique as a news anchor, appeared very well dressed and dynamic on TV screen, well appreciated and admired by the audience, well composed, Premier Brands Ghana is excited and proud to honour you with the Excellent Personality Merit Award for August 2017,” a citation accompanying the award read.
Presenting the citation in Accra on Monday, Chief Executive of Premier Brands, Mr Eric Affaidu, observed that for every brand there are individuals who always work behind the scenes to make it successful. He said Premier Brands decided to award such individuals who are making brands grow.
Mr Affaidu said “the way she [Natalie] is confident on screen, her posture and all” is what has made the audience appreciate her. He said Ms Fort scored very high among other radio and television presenters in the country, adding “so we need to let TV3 know that there’s a personality here whose image is also building up which is good for the brand.”
The CEO commended TV3 for grooming Ms Fort to be a promising news anchor, noting “we will all be happy to see you somewhere in future on BBC or CNN. That’s why we are all happy to applaud the performance of people to become example for others”.
Ms Fort expressed gratitude to God for the honour as well as those who realized her potential and gave her the opportunity to become who she is now.
“I’m grateful. I’ve not been doing this for too long; for about a year and a half. We continue to grow and continue to watch those who’ve done it before and learn,” she said as she received the award.
She said though it’s her name that is on the award, “It really is a team which makes things happen; from the producers to the wardrobe team…”
Natalie is a product of the Ghana International School, Merton International, the Royal Academy of Music and the Accra Film School, where she studied television presentation and script writing.