Critically acclaimed Kenyan journo and BBC journalist Larry Madowo is making a comeback to our screens. He returns to work for the BBC after a year-long hiatus to further his studies at Columbia University on a journalism fellowship.
The Media personality will be working as a correspondent for the BBC in the USA and his first assignment is inside a COVID-19 intensive care unit. Madowo shared a photo on his Twitter alongside his two partners all donning hazmat suits. He will be covering the pivotal moment of Covid-19 in the US and his story will air on BBC World Service and BBC World.
Larry took a break as the BBC Africa Business Editor job after being named as of the beneficiaries of the 44th Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Business and Economics at the Columbia Journalism School. Reports claim the fellowship provides full tuition and a living stipend of Sh6 million for experienced journalists to take graduate courses at the university.
🚨 Some personal news 📢
A year after I took a career break, I’m back to reporting. I’m doing a new thing as a US Correspondent covering this pivotal moment in America for 📺 @BBCWorld 📻 @bbcworldservice. My first story, from inside a COVID-19 ICU, airs today across the BBC pic.twitter.com/r9A6HUua1F
— Larry Madowo (@LarryMadowo) July 28, 2020
Before joining BBC, Larry worked at NTV where he’s credited for starting The Trend entertainment show.