Former NTV news anchor Larry Madowo has joined BBC Africa’s new Business Unit as part of the BBC World Service’s continuing expansion in TV and Digital Video content for audiences in the continent, including new business programmes.
Larry is a well-known Kenyan journalist and has previously hosted his own radio show, written a weekly newspaper column and fronted many popular TV programmes.
His journalism career began in 2006 where he enrolled for a communications degree at Daystar University, starting his internship for Bahasha FM the following year.
Exactly 10 years ago today, I started out as a Trainee Business Reporter at KTN.
Do not despise small beginnings. Thanks to everyone who made my dreams come true. I've been blessed immeasurably.
To those on a similar path like mine, don't let anyone put you down. Godspeed! pic.twitter.com/RDKYS3NMor
— Larry Madowo (@LarryMadowo) April 8, 2018
After dropping out of college a year and a half into his degree to take up a job at KTN, he left the station after three years to join NTV.
In May 2012, he joined South Africa’s CNBC Africa as one of the main anchors and pioneered the show “Eye on Kenya” which airs on prime time, but after only a few months, he returned home and rejoined NTV as Technology Editor and News Editor.
His has a vast experience in broadcasting, having worked with various well established local and international media organisations, and has made many appearances on the BBC.
He is also a pioneering digital journalist with an impressive following of over 3 million on social media.
“I am thrilled to be joining the BBC and looking forward to amplifying stories about entrepreneurship, Ingenuity and innovation that I have witnessed as I have travelled all over Africa. I grew up admiring the quality of journalism the BBC produces around the world. And it is an honor to be part of a bold new team that will tell authentic African stories for audiences across multiple platforms.” – Larry Madowo
Regional Editor for BBC News Africa, Solomon Mugera, said: “Larry is a fantastic addition to our new team and will be key in leading our new focus on business news and how it affects the lives of ordinary Africans. Our new language services and content will ensure we reach new audiences with our bold, innovative and relevant news.”