Larry Madowo Biography
Larry Madowo a Kenyan-American journalist, writer, blogger, and technology evangelist working as an african Correspondent for the CNN. He Previously, worked as US Correspondent for the BBC, NTV-Kenya as an Online and Technology Editor and News Anchor. He is famously remembered for hosting the popular Friday night show #theTrend and NTV Weekend Edition.
He is one of the most recognizable faces in Kenyan media and is regularly called upon to host and moderate high profile events in the country and abroad. He as well writes a blog at larry madowo.co.ke and was the first African journalist with a verified Twitter page @LarryMadowo, where he has over 290,000 followers.
Larry Madowo Age
Larry was born on 14 July 1987, in Siaya county, Kenya.
Larry Madowo Journalism Career
In 2006, Larry enrolled for a communications degree at Daystar University in Nairobi. In 2007, Larry interned for a vernacular radio station Bahasha FM reading news in English. Larry eventually dropped out of college a year and a half down his degree to take up a job at Kenya Television Network.
Larry became one of the household names in Kenya and after 3 years, he left KTN for NTV, where was the business news editor. In May 2012, he joined the South African-based CNBC Africa as one of the main anchors and pioneered the show “Eye on Kenya” which airs on prime time.
His stay at CNBC Africa only lasted a few months and in December 2012, he went back to NTV as the technology editor and news anchor. Larry returned to college and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree from Daystar University.
Larry became the first ever non-South African anchor to be based in CNBC Africa’s Johannesburg headquarters where he hosted live market shows Open Exchange, Power Lunch and Closing Bell. Larry Madowo also produced and presented the weekly show Eye on Kenya and hosted numerous CNBC Africa events and awards ceremonies.
Larry Madowo has traveled to and reported from nearly 20 countries in 4 continents on such wide-ranging stories from manufacturing in China, Silicon Valley’s technology credentials in the US and tourism in Ghana. October 2010: Business news Anchor, Reporter and editor at NTV.
Here he launched the critically acclaimed PM Live and hosting the weekly magazine show Money Matters.
Larry Madowo t KTN
he joined KTN as a Trainee Reporter. Afterward, he launched and anchored Kenya’s first daytime business program KTN Financial Markets Live as well as KTN Business Today. He also pioneered the use of social media on Kenyan television and was responsible for the formation of the KTN Kenya Facebook and Twitter pages before any other media house in the country had a social media presence.
Larry Madowo was regularly called upon to anchor breaking news stories and report live on numerous occasions. Larry Madowo’s last major assignment at KTN was anchoring the station’s coverage of the 2010 referendum from the IIEBC’s Bomas of Kenya national tallying center. In 2007: Intern at Bahasha FM
Larry Madowo interned for a Naivasha based vernacular radio station Bahasha FM reading news in English. The Station was owned by John Mututho Chairman of NACADA After the 2007/2008 post-election violence, the station was closed and he was rendered jobless.
Away from the journalism field, Larry Madowo worked for her aunt called Victoria in a restaurant in the Gikomba market in Nairobi where he would hawk tea and ‘Mandazi’ to other business people.
Larry Madowo Salary
Madowo salaries range from an average of ₹8,69,994- to ₹10,38,810 a year.
Larry Madowo Net Worth
Madowo has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Larry Madowo Height and Weight
Larry stands at an average height and has moderate weight.
Larry Madowo Education
In 2006 he was an undergraduate student at Daystar University in Nairobi, Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree. In 2007, he interned for a vernacular radio station Bahasha FM reading news in English. Larry eventually dropped out of college a year and a half down his degree to take up a job at Kenya Television Network, Africa’s oldest private television network as of 2001- 2004: High school student at St Gabriel’s Seminary School in Kisumu. He completed hisPrimary school student at Karapul Primary School in Siaya
Larry Madowo Family
Larry father died in 1994 when he was 7 years old. His mother, Treazer Anyango Madowo, worked as a primary school teacher and a divisional Knut official who enthusiastically took part in the 1997 strike. She rallied her colleagues to go out onto the streets following a strike directive from the then KNUT officials John Katumanga and Ambrose Adongo Adeya,
HIs mother later died in 2001 leaving Larry Madowo and his only siste Liz Madowo orphans who had to fend for themselves. His sister Liz Madowo is now a graduate of Moi University and is a stylist as well as a fashion blogger.
Larry Madowo Wife, Girlfriend
Larry has not shared with the public on his love life. It is not publicly known whether he is married or in a relationship. His partner will be updated as soon as possible.