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19 TV and Radio Presenters who switched stations in 2023 [Pulse Picks]

Pulse Picks Hassan Ali, Waihiga Mwaura and 17 TV and Radio Presenters who switched stations in 2023

19 TV and Radio Presenters who switched stations in 2023

In the media world, 2023 witnessed a significant reshuffling of talent as journalists and presenters made bold moves, crossing over to new stations and bringing their unique flair to fresh audiences.

These transitions have sparked curiosity and conversations among viewers and readers alike. Here's a glimpse into the notable personalities who embarked on new journeys in the media landscape this year.

The year began with a mass exodus of presenters from Standard Media Group to other stations. One notable departure was that of renowned sports commentator Hassan Ali, who left the station to join the new kid on the block, Radio 47.


The former Pwani FM presenter was also another departure who left the Mombasa-Road based media house for Cape Media-owned Radio 47.

Billy Miya was not going to leave and not tag along with his co-host Mbaruk Mwalimu. Mbaruk, who co-hosted the drive show with Miya, also packed up and left Radio Maisha for Radio 47.


The versatile presenter was among the other notable presenters who left Radio Maisha to join Radio 47 for the Morning Show, which he also hosted on Radio Maisha.

Known as Mhakiki wa Soka, the football commentator left Radio Jambo, which he had called home for over a decade, to join the Radio 47 sports desk.


Formerly the head of Radio on Media Max-owned Milele FM, Alex Mwakideu, who has a lengthy media career, left the Kijabe Street-based media house to join Radio 47, where he co-hosts the morning show.

The Swahili sports reporter and anchor first left KTN to join TV47 before he was poached by British Broadcaster BBC.

Indimuli previously served as a news anchor at KTN News, where he hosted programs such as Inside Politics and delivered prime-time news. He joined the station in September 2021, replacing Ben Kitili.


Indimuli was later poached from KTN to join TV47, where he leads the editorial department.

The experienced broadcast journalist with over six years in the media industry joined TV47 at the same time the station relaunched on Tuesday, July 18.

The move marked a comeback to national television screens for her, having joined BBC on September 23, 2021, just three days after she announced her departure from China Global Television Network (CGTN).


Maringa, who is almost clocking 10 years in the media industry, left KTN News, where he started as an intern, to join TV47, where he also anchors prime-time news.

The former Citizen TV presenter is arguably TV47's biggest signing so far.

At his new home, his first away from Citizen TV, he began hosting a new show dubbed 'Wabebe Xperience.'


Recently, Raburu was appointed Director of Digital Services and Innovations at Cape Media, a role that will see him directly report to the CEO.

The beautiful TV presenter began at KBC before she moved to the now-shutdown Switch TV.

TV47 poached Limukii in August 2022, during the same month of intense media coverage of the August 9 general elections.


Limukii announced her departure from TV47 and is now set to start at CNBC Africa in Kigali, Rwanda.

The former KTN News presenter ditched the media house he began as an intern to join Nation Media Group as a presenter on Nation FM's morning show.

The sassy radio and TV presenter quit NRG Radio and NTV, where she had shows, to join Citizen TV, where she took over the helm of the '10 over 10' show.


It was an emotional farewell when Waihiga Mwaura announced his departure from Citizen TV.

Mwaura, who started as a sports presenter on the station, joined British Broadcaster BBC.


Kwambox, who has built an edge in the media and entertainment space, was among the first persons to leave Standard Media Group.

The former Vybz Radio morning show host joined Kiss FM, where she steers the Breakfast Show.

TV reporter Sharon Barang’a, on Wednesday, July 5, announced that she had joined China Global Television Network (CGTN) Africa, days after she left TV47.


The former Radio Maisha newsreader left the media house teary to join rival Radio 47.

The former Radio Maisha programs controller quit the place she had worked for years to join Radio 47.


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