Larry Madowo CNN Journalist: A few months after leaving BBC to become the CNN Nairobi Correspondent, high flying Kenyan journalist Larry Madowo has received a major promotion at CNN.
Madowo, who is the former BBC North America Correspondent, has now been promoted to the position of CNN International Correspondent.
Madowo made the revelation after he updated his profile online to reflect his new position. He will now be covering news beyond the Nairobi area that includes the whole of East Africa.
Madowo started his broadcasting career at Kenya Television Network at the age of 20. He was a news anchor at NTV Kenya before joining BBC. He then moved on and served as the BBC Africa Business Editor before becoming the BBC’s North America Correspondent in Washington. He also was a fill-in anchor for the network’s flagship BBC World News America show that airs globally and on PBS stations across the United States.
In may this year, he was 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.
“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,” Madowo had said when he joined the CNN in May 2021.