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Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Tirsit Tesfaye has always wanted to be a radio journalist. Because of the love she had for the profession, her educational endeavors and professional career were geared towards becoming a good radio journalist.
Before joining the Betengna team in 2007, she has worked at a local non-governmental organization and at the National Ethiopian Radio in various capacities. Tirsit has so far produced over 150 radio episodes in which five Betengna diarists’ stories were transmitted on the Amhara Mass Media Agency. Currently, she’s producing Betengna radio diaries for transmission in Addis Ababa on Sheger FM 102.1.
She loves to spend time with her diarists and the challenge of figuring out best ways for presenting diarists’ stories to the public.
She likes to read books, newspapers and watch movies in her past time. Tirsit is married and lives with her husband in Addis.