Mariama Diallo is a senior reporter covering national and world affairs for Voice of America in multiple languages. She was recently the VOA acting bureau chief for the agency's West Africa office.
Mariama co-hosts Straight Talk Africa, one of VOA’s flagship programs, host a daily news 60 seconds roundup VOA60 Africa and is also a regular, long-time contributor to many other programs.
Fluent in French, English, Wolof and Fulani, Mariama began her journalism career at the state Radio and TV in her native Senegal where she studied at the school of Economics at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. She later graduated from American University in Washington, DC, with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Computer Science.