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Larry Madowo lands new role at CNN

By Freya Wanjiku February 7th, 2023 2 min read

Kenyan media personality Larry Madowo has bagged a new role at CNN. According to the media house, the International Correspondent will be the new host of the long-running series African Voices Changemakers, which profiles outstanding individuals from across the continent.

While commenting on his new role Madowo said, “I’m looking forward to highlighting outstanding stories and incredible people from across the continent and showing the world these remarkable African changemakers. Having featured on the show before joining CNN, this is a full circle moment for me.”

His first show will air on February 25, 2023. It will continue to air weekly on CNN International, seeking out leading trendsetters and trailblazers across Africa looking to inspire, empower and impact the continent in a positive way. On digital and social, audiences can enjoy supplementary content including the popular ‘My Drive’ videos which will also be featured in a special 30-minute compilation show.

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Having been featured in the show in 2017, Madowo said that he was excited to start featuring Africa’s musicians, inventors and innovators, leaders in the business and finance economy, sports people and activists – a full layer of experiences on the African continent.

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The seasoned journalist, who started his career at KTN at the age of 20, joined CNN in May 2021 as Nairobi’s correspondent before being promoted to International Correspondent.

“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,” he said.

Based in Nairobi, Madowo has covered stories around the globe since joining the network in 2021. He has highlighted coronavirus vaccine inequality, reported on flooding in Nigeria, broadcast from Expo 2020 in Dubai and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, anchored news shows from Atlanta, covered the Kenyan elections, and most recently reported from the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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