NAIROBI, 11TH APRIL 2018: BBC has confirmed it's appointment of former NTV news anchor Larry Madowo as Business Editor for Africa.
"Larry Madowo joins BBC from 11th April, leading a new business unit. The appointment is part of BBC World Service's continued expansion in TV and digital video content for audiences in Africa, including new business programs," said a statement on the BBC website.
Reacting to the new appointment that comes just a few weeks after quitting NTV, Larry says that he is thrilled by the new appointment and is looking forward to using the platform to amplify the stories he has experienced travelling across Africa.
"I grew up admiring the quality of journalism the BBC produces around the world and it is an honour to be a part of a bold new team that will tell authentic African stories for audiences across multiple platforms," said Larry.
Larry is a well-known Kenyan journalist as had previously hosted his own show, written a weekly newspaper column and fronted many popular TV programmes. Larry has vast experience in broadcasting, having worked with various well established local and international media organisations, and has made many appearances previously on the BBC. He is also a pioneering digital journalist on the continent with an impressive following of over 3 million on social media.