Larry Madowo back as CNN Nairobi-based correspondent, after BBC
Larry Madowo is back in Nairobi as CNN’s Nairobi-based corespondent after a stint at the BBC.
This assignment marks a return to Nairobi for the Kenyan-born Madowo, who started his broadcasting career at Kenya Television Network at the age of 20.
In a statement by Deborah Rayner, CNN’s Senior Vice President of International Newsgathering and Managing Editor, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Madowo, 33, is leaving the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to take up a new position with CNN as the network’s Nairobi-based correspondent.
According to the Thursday May 12, 2021 CNN statement Madowo served as BBC’s “North America Correspondent in Washington, D.C., covering major U.S. news stories including the Covid-19 outbreak, the 2020 presidential election and the protests following the death of George Floyd and the trial of Derek Chauvin.”
“He also was a fill-in anchor for the network’s flagship BBC World News America show that airs globally and on PBS stations across the United States,”reads the statement in part.
In his new role, Madowo will be based in Kenya’s capital where he began his career. At the age of 20, Madowo was hired by the Kenya Television Network as a business reporter.
“From enterprise reporting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region to investigations into oil drilling in Namibia’s Kavango Basin, via a range of cultural and business stories across dedicated programming, Africa has never been more visible on CNN’s multiple platforms,” said Rayner through the statement.
“I’ve enjoyed reporting from the U.S. and around the world, but it’s a real privilege to return to covering Africa at such a critical time in Kenya and around the continent,” Madowo said in the statement.
See Madowo comments from Kenyans
Congrats. You tried rolling the Tongue inside your cheeks to sound like American while reporting for BBC in the US.