The Liberian Embassy in Washington, the United States recently honored one of Liberia’s finest journalists, James S. Butty for what the embassy called his “invaluable and dedicated services” to humanity and the people of the Republic of Liberia”
James who has been with the Voice of America for some time now, is one of its senior Producer of one of VOA’s widely listen to programs, the ‘Day Break Africa’.
In 2016 he was one of the recipients of the 2016 Gold Medal Award for exemplary contributions toward the accomplishments of Voice of America.
James Butty is the Managing Editor and host of Daybreak Africa, Voice of America’s breakfast show to Africa. Before joining VOA, Mr. Butty served as the Washington correspondent for West Africa Magazine.
His broadcasting career began in Liberia, where he worked as a volunteer at the Voice of Pleebo, a community radio station in Pleebo, Maryland County.
He later worked as Assistant News Editor and radio and television newscaster at the Liberia Broadcasting System.
Mr. Butty has a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication from Howard University, a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota, and a diploma in radio and television broadcasting from Brown Institute (now Brown College) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.