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Jamaila Maitland

Kingston, Jamaica
  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change
  • Pollution
  • Policy
  • Natural Disasters

Jamaila Maitland is a broadcast journalist at the RJR Gleaner Communications Group in Kingston, Jamaica. If you watch TVJ's PrimeTime News package at 7pm eastern standard time, you'll either see or hear Jamaila nine times out of ten. She's covered stories from National Security to Education to Foreign Affairs and Health to Agriculture and Climate Change related issues. Jamaila was recently awarded the Prime Minister's National Youth Awards for Excellence in Journalism in 2022. With only five years in mainstream media, the young journalist was shortlisted twice as Journalist of the Year by the Press Association of Jamaica, PAJ. Her media career kick-started as an intern with Global Reporters for the Caribbean where she produced a few episodes on 18 Degrees North, an investigative show. She’s also worked with international news media company Al Jazeera covering Jamaica’s general election in 2020. The young journalist says she doesn't really have a beat/ specialized reporting area because she finds that it could be limiting. She prefers stories that tackle injustices across all disciplines, especially issues affecting vulnerable Jamaicans.

Jamaila Maitland

Kingston, Jamaica
  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change
  • Pollution
  • Policy
  • Natural Disasters

Jamaila Maitland is a broadcast journalist at the RJR Gleaner Communications Group in Kingston, Jamaica. If you watch TVJ's PrimeTime News package at 7pm eastern standard time, you'll either see or hear Jamaila nine times out of ten. She's covered stories from National Security to Education to Foreign Affairs and Health to Agriculture and Climate Change related issues. Jamaila was recently awarded the Prime Minister's National Youth Awards for Excellence in Journalism in 2022. With only five years in mainstream media, the young journalist was shortlisted twice as Journalist of the Year by the Press Association of Jamaica, PAJ. Her media career kick-started as an intern with Global Reporters for the Caribbean where she produced a few episodes on 18 Degrees North, an investigative show. She’s also worked with international news media company Al Jazeera covering Jamaica’s general election in 2020. The young journalist says she doesn't really have a beat/ specialized reporting area because she finds that it could be limiting. She prefers stories that tackle injustices across all disciplines, especially issues affecting vulnerable Jamaicans.