Larry Madowo CNN: Popular media personality Larry Madowo is set to quit BBC America to take up a job at CNN. Madowo will take up a new position with CNN as the network’s Nairobi-based correspondent.
This is according to an announcement that was made on Thursday by Deborah Rayner, Senior Vice President of International Newsgathering and Managing Editor, Europe, Middle East and Africa, for CNN International.
“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,” Rayner said in a statement. “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.”
At the BBC, Madowo was the BBC’s North America Correspondent in Washington, D.C where he excelled in his coverage of the US Presidential election and most recently 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. Before joining the BBC he 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. The move to CNN will now see Madowo return to Kenya.
On his part, Madowo said that he was excited to return to Kenya. “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,” he said.