A journalist by training, mediator by temperament, and a teacher by choice. Educated in Nigeria and the United States, Ekwo holds a doctoral degree in Public Policy and Administration, MA degree in Mass Communication, and a Masters in Public Administration.
He worked as journalists for 18 years, a period that earned him vast experience in reporting politics and training journalists in different countries. Among the media organizations, Ekwo worked include Radio Nigeria, Daily Star newspapers, Hints magazine, and Africa Independent Television. He served as Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists and host of Medialine —a popular television media-monitoring program.
Currently, a Research Faculty at the Department of Mass Communications, Medgar Evers College, The City University of New York, Dr. Ekwo also taught at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey. A public policy analyst, Ekwo has four books to his credit: Role of Journalists in Modern Nigeria; Mass Media & Marketing Communications: Principles, Practices & Perspectives; Reporting Conflicts-A practical guide for journalists; Media & Diaspora Strategies: Issues in Global Governance and Participation, and Leadership in Interconnected Estate: How Media Convergence is Shaping Democratic Governance in addition to numerous radio commentaries, researched articles.
His research interests include media convergence, comparative media systems, and Africa’s political economy. He is a member of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and American Society for Public Administration.