US-based Kenyan scribe Larry Madowo is leaving the BBC to take up a new position with CNN as the network’s Nairobi-based correspondent.
The announcement was made on March 13th by Deborah Rayner, the Senior Vice President of CNN International, and the establishment’s Managing Editor for Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
”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.”
“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,” Rayner said in a statement.
The journalist who moved to the US in 2018 expressed his delight at the new assignment and looks forward to returning home, especially this time.
”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 honoured 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,” Madowo stated.