On Thursday, Madowo’s new role was announced by Deborah Rayner, a Senior Vice President of International Newsgathering and Managing Editor, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, for CNN International.
Previously at BBC, Larry Madowo worked as North America Correspondent in Washington as well as the BBC Africa Business Editor.
“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,” Rayner said in a statement.
“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.”
In response to his new role, Madowo in a statement said that he enjoyed reporting from the US and different parts of the world, but it’s more than a privilege to come back to his roots and cover news from 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,” he said.NTV Kenya and CNBC Africa, where he anchored the business channel’s daily market shows Open Exchange, Power Lunch, and Closing Bell in Johannesburg.
The media personality has a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Daystar University in Kenya as well as a master’s in Business and Economics Journalism from Columbia University in New York, where he was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow.