This Man Larry Madowo

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Larry Madowo
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Celebrated journalist Larry Madowo has been promoted to Cable News Network (CNN’s) International Correspondent barely two months after joining the network.

Taking to social media, Madowo revealed that he had been promoted from being CNN’s Nairobi-based correspondent to the International correspondent.


In May, Madowo announced that he was leaving the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to join CNN as the Nairobi-based correspondent. This was followed by congratulatory messages from friends and fans with the majority applauding him for his hard work, resilience and consistency.

”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,” Madowo stated. 

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Larry started his career in the media when he was 20 years old. He was hired by Kenya Television Network (KTN) where he served as a business reporter.

Steadily he rose through the ranks through different experiences in all sectors including politics, entertainment and other human interest stories.

Through his famous entertainment show The Trend, Larry attracted different audiences, both young and old hence gained popularity.

At BBC, Larry worked as a business editor.

He has also worked at NTV and at CNBC Africa, where he anchored the business channel’s daily market shows Open Exchange, Power Lunch and Closing Bell in Johannesburg.

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Born in Siaya County, Madowo prides himself in calling himself a “village boy” who rose through the ranks of international airwaves.

He went to Karapul Primary school and despite losing both parents at age 14, he joined Sawagongo high school and scored a B minus.

He later gained admission at Daystar University and completed a bachelor’s degree in Communication. He also has a master’s in Business and Economics Journalism from Columbia University in New York.

Larry’s story is very encouraging and the true depiction of from grace to grass. The young orphaned boy has managed to sour through, opened his wings and has flown so high.

To Many, the God of Larry Madowo is overworking and should visit us all, those seeking promotions at work, business elevations and financial breakthroughs in all sectors of life.

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