Ralph is a recent college graduate turned gorilla journalist. Jumpy in nature, he only took the project on due to a speech given by a freelance journalist his senior year about those in the field not taking risks anymore. He says his immune system is in “good shape” but it remains to be seen if he’ll be able to stomach this ambitious project.
Tunde is a native-African who agrees to help Ralph on his new journey. His eagerness to help comes up mostly due to his obsession with American culture. Something he doesn’t completely understand, but is completely enamored with. He is pretty easygoing and thinks Ralph’s panicky nature is absolutely hilarious.
TruNews is an up-and-coming news organization who wants desperately to get the ongoing scoops in the ebola epidemic. So much so that they tend to get things wrong in the rush to be first.
ANN is a reputable news organization with the resources to cover the epidemic correctly. They have people stationed all over the continent and are almost always right.
Chet Williams is a reporter for ANN and is one of the best at his job. He aggressively covers the ongoing situation and will go anywhere for the story. His practices meet journalistic standards, but he isn’t afraid to toe the line to get the information he needs. He’s a bit egotistical, but also knows the importance of what he says and prints.