CNN has hired Larry Madowo with his station of duty being Nairobi as a correspondent.
Larry Madowo will be leaving BBC to take a new position with CNN as it’s Nairobi based correspondent, the announcement was made by Deborah Rayner, CNN’s Senior Vice President of News Gathering and Managing Editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Madowo has been working with the BBC and is currently stationed in North America as a correspondent in Washington, US.
“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.
On his part, he welcomed the new opportunity adding that he is glad to be returning home and working with a talented team.
“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.