Stewart Krohn moved to Belize from the United States in the 1980s. In 1982 he established a small independent video company, Great Belize Productions, which produced indigenous content for “pirate” television stations.
After a decade as a producer, he moved to establish Belize’s first indigenous television station, to offer local content to Belizean audiences on a consistent basis. He applied for and received a television license in 1991, forming Channel 5.
He was President of the CBU from 1999 to 2011 and sat on the Board of the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) from its establishment in 2000.
He has been honoured regionally and internationally for his work. In May 1999 he scored News 5’s third award from CNN World Report for a story on locally grown coffee.
Stewart Krohn was inducted into the CBU Hall of Fame in 2011.