British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalist Ian Wafula is stepping into an exciting new role as the Africa Security Correspondent, marking a significant milestone in his career.
BBC's Ian Wafula elevated to continental role in latest promotion
Wafula has been with the BBC for five years after previous stints with KTN and K24
Based in Nairobi, Wafula will be at the forefront of covering the continent's complex security affairs.
Wafula took to his social media platforms to share the news, expressing his enthusiasm for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
On his Instagram, he wrote, "I am now the Africa Security Correspondent for the BBC based in Nairobi. Looking forward to cover the continent and learn from its complex security nuances."
The promotion is a testament to Wafula's dedication and exceptional journalistic skills. He took a moment to express his gratitude to those who have supported him along the way.
"Special thanks to my friends & family for being my constant cheerleaders. As well as my editors Juliet Njeri, Vera Kwakofi & Newton Ndebu for believing in me. Let’s go!" he said.
Wafula's journey in journalism has been marked by steady growth and a commitment to excellence. He joined the BBC in 2018, where he has served as both a presenter and a reporter for five years.
Before his tenure at the BBC, Wafula worked with K24 as a news anchor and show host, contributing his skills and expertise for two years.
His journalism career began at Kenya Television Network (KTN), where he started as an intern and rose through the ranks to become a reporter during his two-year stint.
In addition to his impressive career trajectory, Wafula recently added an academic achievement to his list of accomplishments.
Just two months ago, he earned a Master's degree in International Journalism from Cardiff University in the U.K., further enhancing his knowledge and skills in the field.
Wafula's dedication and talent have not gone unnoticed. His work has garnered several prestigious awards, including winning the 'Corporal Trauma' documentary, which clinched the World Health Organization x International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Violence Against Children Reporting contest.
This achievement came with a significant cash prize of $1000, which he gave out to charity.
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