Declan Okpalaeke

Knight International Journalism Fellow, Nigeria

Knight International Journalism Fellow Declan Okpalaeke is leading the launch of Africa's first Pan-African health journalists’ organization, the African Health Journalists Association. He is a three-time winner of CNN’s African Journalist of the Year Award for his coverage of health, science and environment, and sports stories in Nigeria. A native of Nigeria, Declan has worked as a top editor at several Nigerian publications, including Tell magazine, Insider Weekly, and News Digest International, a monthly human-interest magazine. In 2004, he was awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University.