Celebrated television presenter Larry Madowo has returned to the screens after taking a long academic break. Madowo made the return on July 28. Before his break, he was working with BBC Africa as the Business Editor.
He had joined the BBC from NTV. Madowo took his break after leaving the BBC’s East Africa Bureau in Nairobi for Columbia University, New York, to study Business and Economics. He was one of the beneficiaries of the prestigious Knight-Bagehot Fellowship.
Madowo completed his postgraduate program in May. In his new role, Madowo will be stationed in the US as a correspondent for the BBC.
His first feature after returning to work is a medical piece that focuses on facilities in the US that are providing intensive care to coronavirus patients.
Madowo was also the recipient of the 2020 Philip Greer Award for Financial Writing. He bagged the award after penning a highly acclaimed 9,000-word thesis on the aftermath of e-commerce firm Jumia’s listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in April 2019.
Madowo went to Nambilima S.A primary School for primary education and Kakamega High School for secondary education. In 2006, Madowo enrolled for a communications degree at Daystar University in Nairobi.