Former NTV journalist joins BBC days after quitting

Anchor who started as an intern at NTV

Anita Nkonge with Mark Masai

A former NTV anchor and reporter has joined the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) days after announcing her departure from Nation.

Ms Anita Nkonge has updated her LinkedIn bio to include the role of Journalist at BBC, indicating that she started the role in August 2021 and is currently working there.

After her nearly two years as a reporter for the Nation Media Group, Nkonge noted that it had been a dream-come-true experience for her at the national broadcaster.

She had started as an intern at the media station, a role she executed for one year before she was promoted.

In a series of posts on her Twitter account, Nkonge said that words and photos could not sum up her journey at the media house.

"Working for NTV has honestly been one of my many dreams come true. I came in as a young intern and though leaving a few years later I have grown in leaps and bounds as a journalist.

"I am grateful for the lessons, the impactful stories I managed to do and the people I met in the midsts of it all. To my colleagues and editors, thank you for what has been an amazing and momentous chapter in my life. Really excited for the new chapter and new beginning," she said.

Though her main role was to be reporter, she often found herself presenting news bulletins and interviewing high profile guests such as Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.

Nkonge has also worked for Royal Media Services and has a journalism degree from the University of Kent in UK.

She did news features on education, health and lifestyle and also did a documentary on the emergence of the grime music in the UK.

Changes at NTV

NTV has been making changes with the recent hiring of Ben Kitili who had been at KTN for 8 years.

Kitili’s final broadcast after 8 years at KTN was visibly emotional for him as he thanked his fans and bosses for the opportunity afforded to him.

Highly placed sources revealed that Kitili was heading to NTV to take the role of News Editor.

In the position, Kitili will be in charge of the NTV newsroom, guiding reporters and anchors as well as helping the station's news coverage.

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