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Larry Madowo Biography

Larry Madowo is a Kenyan journalist who works as a CNN International Correspondent. He formerly served as a BBC North America Correspondent in Washington, DC, anchoring breaking news and presenting BBC World News America.

Larry Madowo Age

How old is Larry? He is 34 years old as of 14 July 2021. He was born in 1987 in Siaya, Kenya.

Larry Madowo Education

He went to Usingo and Karapul primary schools, as well as St Gabriel’s Seminary, for his education. Madowo began her studies at Daystar University in Nairobi in 2006, where she majored in Communication. In 2007, Madowo interned at Bahasha FM, a vernacular radio station, reading English news. Madowo left college after a year and a half to join Kenya Television Network, Africa’s oldest private television network. Madowo returned to education in June 2014, graduating from Daystar University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

He was named one of Columbia University’s Knight-Bagehot Fellows for the 2019–2020 academic year on April 9, 2019. On July 29, 2019, Madowo stated that he would be leaving the BBC to undertake a fellowship at Columbia Journalism School. Madowo graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Arts in Business and Economics Journalism on May 20, 2020.

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Larry Madowo Nationality | Ethnicity

What ethnicity is Larry? he belongs to the black ethnicity/heritage, he was born and raised in Siaya, Kenya and he holds Afro-American nationality.

Larry Madowo Family | Parents

Larry was born in 1987 in Siaya, Kenya. Apparently, attempts to establish the identities of his mother and father were in vain since no information about them is available to the public. However,  Liz Madowo, his sister, is a Moi University graduate who works as a stylist and a fashion blogger.

Larry Madowo Wife | Married

He is not married and is single. He was supposed to be married to Victoria Rubadiri, a Royal media services employee. We have yet to find any proof to back up the assertions made above.

Larry Madowo Net Worth

Madowo’s annual salary could range from $100,000 to $180,000, which roughly translates to Ksh 11-19 million. He was reportedly paid between £90,000 (12,150,000) and £120,000 (16,200,00) per year at the BBC, excluding other benefits.

Larry Madowo CNN | BBC| Career

In 2007, Madowo interned at Bahasha FM, a vernacular radio station, reading English news. Madowo left college after a year and a half to join Kenya Television Network, Africa’s oldest private television network. He became a household name in Kenya, and he moved to NTV to work as a business anchor and reporter after three years with KTN. He began working for CNBC Africa in May 2012 as one of the major anchors of the market day programs Open Exchange, Power Lunch, and Closing Bell, all of which are based in South Africa. In December 2012, he returned to NTV as the technology editor and news anchor after barely eight months at CNBC Africa.

He also freelanced for CNN International, France 24 English, the BBC, and Public Radio International during his second term at NTV Kenya. After the Kenyan newspaper the Daily Nation declined to print a column critical of the Kenyan government’s shutdown of four major private television stations in early 2018, the opinion article was published on the CNN website. He ended his column and became a Contributing Columnist for the Washington Post’s Global Opinions page. On April 11, 2018, Madowo was named the new Business Editor of BBC News Africa. He was in charge of a team of business reporters in Nairobi, London, Lagos, Dakar, and Johannesburg. He has been on BBC World TV and BBC World Service Radio as a reporter or pundit on African business. BBC News Channel in the UK, bbc.com, and BBC Radio 4.

On November 6, 2019, in London, he won the Daily Journalism category at the 2019 Association of International Broadcasting Awards for a radio documentary he presented on Kenya’s Chinese-built railway. ‘Raha: The Joy of the Train’ was part of a series created by British production company BlokMedia’s Peter Shevlin. The Philip Greer Scholarship Award for Financial Writing was given to his master’s thesis on African e-commerce pioneer Jumia’s tumultuous first year on the New York Stock Exchange. He contributed to the Guardian US and the BBC for a short time. In the summer of 2020, Madowo made his return to the BBC as a North America Correspondent with a report from a Coronavirus Unit in Houston, Texas. He primarily reports for BBC World News and the BBC World Service from across the United States.

He has filed reports in North Dakota, Georgia, Kentucky, New York, Louisiana, and South and North Carolina, among other places. His coverage of the 2020 US presidential election and Joe Biden’s inauguration has received worldwide acclaim. Presidents, world-famous musicians, worldwide CEOs, and Sophia the Robot, to name a few, have all been interviewed by him. Madowo was recognized a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in March 2020. He was nominated for One Young World Journalist of the Year in June 2020. He has been selected to New African magazine’s 100 Most Influential Africans list on two occasions. Madowo was designated one of the Top 100 most important Africans by New African magazine in 2020. He became the first Black person to deliver Carleton University’s commencement address in December 2020.