Celebrated Kenyan journalist Larry Madowo has earned a promotion, just two months after he was appointed by CNN as Nairobi correspondent.
K24 Digital has learnt that the former BBC North America Correspondent has been elevated to CNN International Correspondent.
This is after he updated his social media handle to his current role.
Madowo will now be covering news beyond the Nairobi area that includes the whole of East Africa.
He left BBC in May after being poached by CNN in an announcement that was made by Deborah Rayner, Senior Vice President of International Newsgathering and Managing Editor, Europe, Middle East and Africa, for CNN International.
While announcing his return to Kenya’s capital, Madowo said he was happy that he was coming back home adding that it is the right time for him to tell African story.
“I have long admired CNN International’s award-winning coverage, and I’m honoured 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,” he said.
One of the major stories covered by Madowo while working for BBC includes the Covid-19 outbreak, the 2020 presidential election and the protests following the death of George Floyd and the trial of Derek Chauvin.
Madowo also worked as a fill-in anchor for BBC’s flagship BBC World News America show.
He started his journalism career at Kenya Television Network (KTN) in his 20’s.
Madowo was a news anchor at NTV Kenya before joining BBC.