Exclusive: Citizen TV news anchor resigns

News reaching us is that Citizen TV's Janet Mbugua is set to leave the Maalim Juma Rd media house in Hurlingham area, Nairobi.

Janet Mbugua

Reliable sources informed us that she will be leaving because she was given an ultimatum to either do news or continue with her endorsements with various brands including Resolution Health. She decided she is going to continue with her endorsement work and so she sent in her resignation last week.

We are still trying to contact Janet for her side of the story, meanwhile let’s take a look at Janet’s prolific career.

Janet started her media career at the station that honed the skills of many media practitioners including Caroline Mutoko, Victoria Rubadiri and Maina Kageni; Capital F.M. That was back in 2004 before she joined KTN where she worked at their news desk and created a name for herself as a reputable news anchor.

Judging from a post on Facebook on 5June 2009, she was clearly a favourite with her colleagues as KTN sent out this message “Tonight we bid farewell to Janet Mbugua as she moves on to other challenges. It was a real pleasure and honour working with her, and we'll sure miss her but will be proud of her.”

She moved to Africa 360, a current affairs show on the eNews Channel and on eNews Africa where she worked as a news anchor, reporter and producer for the Pan-african show.

When she moved back to Kenya, she became a general news anchor before Citizen re-launched and she started hosting ‘Monday Special’ and ‘The Big Question’.

Away from news-anchoring, Janet has dabbled with acting and took the lead role in ‘Rush’ on M-Net where she played the role of Pendo Adama, the editor-in-chief of Rush Magazine. Which suited her well as she already knows the ins and outs of a media house.

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