Larry Madowo exits BBC for CNN

Blessing on blessings for Larry Madowo who is set to join CNN; as the network’s Nairobi correspondent.

This major move comes barely a year after Larry Madowo marked his return to the BBC; in a new role (North America Correspondent) in the summer of 2020 after Coronavirus hit Houston, Texas.

Thanks to his experience over the years and of-course his coverage of the 2020 US election and inauguration of Joe Biden; Larry was able to be been recognised around the world.

Larry Madowo joins CNN

Announcing Larry’s new role – Deborah Rayner, who is the Senior Vice President of International News-gathering; and Managing Editor, Europe, Middle East and Africa, for CNN International praised the young man as seen on a press release – where she said;

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.

Larry speaks

This being a great opportunity for him and a chance to work from back home (Kenya); the 33 year old journalist excitedly said;

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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.

Read the press release below;

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