'im honoured to be joining such a talented team' larry madowo after joining cnn

Larry Madowo [photo courtesy]>

Larry Madowo [photo courtesy]

by Beatrice Ambasa May 13, 2021

Celebrated Media Personality Larry Madowo has joined CNN as their Nairobi-based correspondent.

Deborah Rayner made the announcement, CNN's Senior Vice President of News Gathering and Managing Editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Larry Madowo has spoken for the first time after landing the new job at CNN.

Madowo expressed his excitement in joining the global media house and returning to Kenya.

"I've enjoyed reporting from the US and around the world, but it's a real privilege to return to covering 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," Madowo said in a press release.

The journalist is expected to lead the coverage of the hotly contested upcoming elections in Kenya for CNN.

Madowo is skilled at covering elections and excellent at live reporting, which he has expressed love for. He recently covered the high stakes US elections for the BBC as a US correspondent.