De-Graft Mensah


De-Graft Mensah is an experienced presenter making waves in the broadcasting industry.

One of the presenters on CBBC's  'Newsround', De-Graft has championed and told incredible stories for the children of the UK.

His knowledge and passion for all things entertainment, has led him to sit down with some of the biggest names in music and film such as Sean Paul, Ella Mai, Dwayne Johnson &  Chris Pratt to name a few.

In 2020 he produced and presented a special 'Newsround' edition about racism following the murder of George Floyd - a programme which was hailed for its sensitivity and openness. De-Graft also has a short documentary for 'Newsround' coming out on the history of the British Empire and the lessons to be learnt, which will be airing later in year.


De-Graft has also been keeping himself busy by entertaining and informing young audiences, through his other projects such as BBC Radio 1Xtra podcast called 'If You Don't Know', which has been described as a safe space for Black topical conversation and current affairs, as well as being an entertaining listen.

Outside of news, he also has contributed to print fashion and music magazines such as NOTION and PAUSE.  As well as fronting many educational films and has presented awards such as The Diana Award (held virtually) where The Duke of Sussex was a special guest.


CV Highlights

  • CBBC Newsround, BBC
  • If You Don’t Know podcast, Radio 1Xtra
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