Kenyan BBC presenter Larry Madowo returned to the TV screens on Tuesday, July 28 with a bigger move after a year long absence from the media as a journalist.

Larry was a business editor for BBC before leaving to pursue Business and Economics at Columbia University in New York under the covetable Knight-Bagehot Fellowship program.

Following his completion of the post-graduate program in May 2020, Madowo has resumed work with the station, taking up a new role as the United States (US) correspondent.

Larry made the announcement himself saying his first feature for BBC after his return was scheduled to air on Tuesday, July 28.

The feature would take viewers to the inside of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) facility hosting Covid-19 patients in the United States.

Excited Kenyans showed him massive support with many cheering at his return.

The top-achieving journalist was popular for hosting NTV’s The Trend show in Kenya before he found greater light at BBC and exited Nation Media Group (NMG) in March 2018.

Other than his TV roles, Madowo was a weekly columnist for the Daily Nation and also a show host at Nation FM.

Larry Madowo
Larry Madowo, Photo Courtesy

His departure from NMG came shortly after the firm was largely accused of state influence in their coverage and editorial decisions.

Several other reporters exited from the firm afterwards.

Besides participating in the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship, Larry won the 2020 Philip Greer Award for Financial Writing following his 9,000-word thesis exploring the aftermath of e-commerce firm.

Larry is exprected to co-author an MBA case study on the same topic at Columbia Business School.

 

 

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