Meet the UN Radio, English Unit team
Gerry Adams, Producer: Gerry, a US national, studied Television-Radio Communications at New York's Ithaca College. She began her professional career as a writer with a number of corporations, including Thomas J. Lipton and the International Project of the Association for Voluntary Sterilization. Following a stint with the US State Department, Gerry pursued a Masters degree in International Administration, which required her to work as television producer in Manaus, the capital of Brazil's Amazon Region. She has worked for the United Nations since 1982. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband.
Sandra Guy, Production Assistant: Sandra hails from Uberaba in Brazil. Her first job at the United Nations was with the Guided Tours Unit. During her stint as a UN Guide, she enjoyed daily contact with the visiting public at United Nations headquarters. For the past 20 years Sandra has been working at United Nations Radio, where she enjoys putting together the daily programme with her colleagues. She also enjoys receiving and processing feedback from UN Radio partners and listeners from around the world.
Derrick Mbatha, Producer: Derrick is from South Africa and from1977 to 1979 worked for Radio Freedom of the African National Congress (ANC) in Angola. He moved to Zambia where he continued to work for Radio Freedom. In September 1979 he joined UN Radio in New York. In his spare time, he plays South African music and jazz.
Beng Poblete-Enriquez, Production Assistant: Florence, aka Beng, originally comes from the Philippines. She joined the UN in 1979 and is passionate about her work. Beng especially likes mixing music and recorded interviews/speeches. She is enthusiastic about radio and has never stopped learning.
Jocelyne Sambira, Producer: In 1996, Jocelyne began her career as a radio producer in the thick of a civil war in her native Burundi. After covering the war and the peace talks in 2000, she took up her first UN job with IRIN in Nairobi, Kenya writing about humanitarian and refugee issues in the Great Lakes region. Seven years later, she joined the UN peace-keeping mission’s radio in Sudan in charge of a unit producing programmes on the peace process. She is currently in New York City with UN Radio and is studying part-time for a Master’s degree in Digital Media at Columbia University.