from wanting to be a catholic priest to an award-winning journalist- how larry madowo's career changed

Larry Madowo [Photo courtesy]>

Larry Madowo [Photo courtesy]

by Beatrice Ambasa May 20, 2021

Celebrated Media personality and now CNN correspondent Larry Madowo has been hitting the headlines over the past week for all the good reasons. 

His major win in his career after the recent move from BBC World News to CNN as their Nairobi based- Correspondent has been the highlight.

However, many people didn't know that before he joined the newsroom, he had dreamt of becoming a Catholic Priest. He even enrolled at the Saint Gabriel's Seminary in Kisumu, where he undertook his O-Level Education.

After high school, Madowo changed his mind on joining the priesthood and instead enrolled for a Communications degree at Daystar University.

At the age of 20, Madowo got an opportunity to join KTN as a trainee, which was the turning point in his career.

"I ended up working in broadcasting by accident. I thought I would be a lawyer or a Catholic priest, but I was clearly not cut out for either. Then I imagined I would be a writer but instead, I got a traineeship position on TV at KTN Kenya when I was just 20. It started my love for television, travel and Twitter. Now I can't imagine doing anything else" Larry said during an interview with Evan-Lee Courie.