Talatu Lamon is AMDF’s Journalist of the Month

Talatu Lamon was born into the family of late Capt. Micah Lamon Rtd and late Mrs Hadijatu Lamon on the 5th of May in the early eighties. She is an indigene of Gombe State, Shongom Local Government Area, Nigeria.

Started her primary Education in 1987 at NNPC Staff School Kaduna, where she obtained her First school leaving certificate in 1992. She then proceeded to Bethel Baptist High School Kawo, Kaduna for her Secondary Education from where she obtained her SSCE in 1998 and later attended the famous Kaduna Polytechnic for her ND/HND in Mass Communication where she graduated in 2006.

Talatu did her NYSC in 2006/2007 with KRPC Kaduna and went for an Advance Television Presentation Course in 2009 at NTA Television College Jos before she joined the Nigerian Television Authority, Gombe in August, 2010 as Reporter II she is presently a Senior Reporter with NTA Gombe.

In December, 2016 she was awarded the best NTA Gombe presenter of the year by the state chapter of the Nigeria union of Journalists (NUJ).

She is presently the vice chair person of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, Gombe state chapter.

Her hobbies include Writing, Reporting, and Travelling, Interacting and meeting with people and making friends.

On her experience in journalism she has this to say: “Having joined the Journalism Profession in 2010, I have experienced the good and difficult aspects of the profession and sometimes I feel like quitting  but above all, it has being an interesting job as I get to meet people of different class and status and go to places. It has exposed me to various challenges of life as I have a burning desire to excel in my profession irrespective of the demanding nature of the job”.

Talatu was self motivated into Journalism, according to her “I had flair for the profession right from childhood. I was very inquisitive and always admired Presenters I see on screen like the late Tokumbo Ajayi, Cyril Stober and Nansel Nimyel of NTA. I use to watch them with keen interest and wanted to be like them. Although my late father never liked my idea of becoming a journalist but my late mom gave me all the support I needed before she passed on after my first year of study”.

Talatu covers Health, Education, Religion, Security, Women and Children but have more interest on Health, Women and Children’s reportage. Her most challenging and difficult report is judicial reportage.

To new intakes in journalism she says: “be determined, Focused, and hard working as the work is very tasking. They should also shun any form of sentiments in their reportage”.