I’m heading to CNN to cover a tiny continent with just 55 countries- Larry Madowo

Larry has been poached from BBC

Media Personality Larry Madowo

Seasoned Media Personality Larry Madowo has spoken for the first time, after joining CNN as their Nairobi-based correspondent.

In a statement shared on his social media pages, Madowo noted that he is headed to CNN to cover a tiny continent with only 55 Countries.

“Some personal news: I’m heading to CNN to cover a tiny continent with just 55 countries” reads Larry Madowo’s post.

Earlier on while speaking to CNN, Madowo expressed his excitement in joining the global media house and returning to Kenya.

I've enjoyed reporting from the US and around the world, but it's a real privilege to return to covering Africa at such a critical time in Kenya and around the continent.

I have long admired CNN International's award-winning coverage, and I'm honored to be joining such a talented team. I look forward to sharing the full spectrum of life in one of the most dynamic parts of the world with CNN's global audiences,” Madowo said in a press release.

Madowo’s entry to CNN was confirmed by Deborah Rayner, CNN's Senior Vice President of News Gathering and Managing Editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Madowo most recently was in Washington, D.C covering major U.S news stories including the Covid-19 outbreak, the 2020 presidential election and the protests following the death of George Floyd and the trial of Derek. Chauvin.

“From enterprise reporting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region to investigations into oil drilling in Namibia’s Kavango Basin, via a range of cultural and business stories across dedicated programming, Africa has never been more visible on CNN’s multiple platforms.

Larry is an experienced journalist whose expertise across politics, business, entertainment and hard news stories will play into our diverse coverage of East Africa and beyond.” reads part of the statement from Rayner.

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