Nairobi News

ChillaxHustleMust ReadWhat's Hot

Terryanne Chebet lands plum media job

By Freya Wanjiku January 11th, 2023 2 min read

Former Citizen TV anchor Terryanne Chebet has landed a media job at CNBC Africa, one of the leading media houses in the continent.

While announcing the news on her Twitter handle, the vastly experienced media personality said she is glad to have gone back to where it all began.

“I’ve joined Africa’s leading business news channel @cnbcafrica as a Senior Correspondent as well as leading Business Development in Kenya.”

Also read: Mr Seed responds to conning allegations

Chebet, who has never shied away from talking about her personal life, in a past interview with Grace Msalame on the Unscripted show on NTV, said her retrenchment from Citizen TV came as a complete surprise.

“I was sure there was no way I could be retrenched,” she said. “I went straight to my room, locked it, and cried. Unajua ile crying ya sauti ya ushago?” she said during that interview.

The middle child in a family of five siblings, also explained that the hardest person to tell about her retrenchment was the house help.

“That was so hard because I had lived with her for more than 10 years and she had never seen me cry,” she recalled.

Also read: LGBTQ celebrities who claim they were ‘cheated’ on by their ex-partners

Welcoming her second born on the day she received the retrenchment news, Chebet termed her birth as a co-incidence saying, “God does have an incredible sense of humour.”

Prior to her hiring by CNBC Africa Chebet was heading her company Metropol TV.  She has also been the CEO of Keyara Botanics, Head of Communications, and Public Relations with The Pink Foundry and the Senior Public Relations Specialist with Lantern Comitas, as per her LinkedIn profile.

Chebet also a strong advocate of having multiple streams of income, instead of just depending on a salary.

“When I started Scarlet Digital, I was still at CCTV, now CGTN, so it could have me make some extra money, but when I lost my job, it’s when I was like ‘if I had not started then where would I start?’ It kept me awake on the importance of multiple streams of income,” she once said.

Also read: How Abel Mutua wedding left him flat broke with no savings