Larry Madowo poached by CNN

Georgia’s Atlanta-based Cable News Networks (CNN) has poached Kenyan born media personality Larry Madowo to be their Nairobi-based correspondent.

The news of his poaching was broken by Deborah Rayner, the Senior Vice President of International Newsgathering and Managing Editor in Africa for CNN International., at a press release today Thursday, May 13, 2021.

The media personality will be coming back to his Country Kenya where he began his broadcasting career at KTN, while he was only 20 years old.

“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.

“Larry is an experienced journalist whose expertise across politics, business, entertainment and hard news stories will play into our diverse coverage of East Africa and beyond.”

While responding, Larry stated that he had enjoyed his stay while reporting news in the US and around the World for the BBC.

The seasoned anchor added that it was a privilege to return to his home Country at this crucial time for Kenya and the African continent.

“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. I have long admired CNN International’s award-winning coverage, and I’m honored to be joining such a talented team. I look forward to sharing the full spectrum of life in one of the most dynamic parts of the world with CNN’s global audiences,” the Kenyan journalist stated. 

Larry has worked for NTV Kenya and CNBC Africa, where he anchored the business channel’s daily market shows Open Exchange, Power Lunch and Closing Bell in Johannesburg, before joining the BBC.

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