Larry Madowo is a Kenyan Journalist who has worked as a news anchor and reporter at NTV Kenya and also an International Correspondent at BBC and CNN.
He is currently based in Nairobi as a CNN Africa Correspondent.
Larry Madowo Quick Biography and Achievements.
Larry Madowo is a broadcast Journalist, writer, Blogger and Tec Evangelist.
He was the founder and creator of The Trend (#TTTT) while working as an anchor at NTV Weekend Edition.
He also hosted his own show, The Larry Madowo Show, at Nation FM and wrote Tuesday Column on the Daily Nation’s DN2 pullout called #FrontRow.
At NTV Kenya, Larry Madowo worked as the Online and Technology Editor as well as News Anchor.
In December 2020, larry Madowo became the first black person to deliver Peter Stursberg foreign correspondent Canada lecture at Carleton University in Canada.
In December of 2021 he joined CNN as Nairobi Correspondent and was later promoted to International Correspondent.
Larry Madowo Age, Tribe, Education Background and Family.
Larry Madowo was born on 14nth July 1987 in Siaya County, Kenya.
He is from the trube of Luo from Nyanza region of Kenya.
He attended Usingo and Karapul for his primary education where he did his KCPE in the year 2000.
He later joined St Gabriel Seminary for Secondary School Education in 2001 and did KCSE in 2004.
At high school he trained on the basics of becoming a priest before changing his mind later.
In 2006 he joined Daystar University in Athi River, Machakos County to pursue a degree in Communication.
Due to financial difficulty, he had to quit college studies for a while but came back when he got employed.
He later graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication.
In July 2019, he relocated to the United States for further studies.
He pursued a Masters degree in Journalism and Economics from the Columbia University in New York.
Larry Madowo Orphaned, Parents and Sister.
Larry Madowo lost his biological father in 1994 when he was just 7 years old.
His mother Treazer Anyango Madowo was a primary school teacher and a divisional KNUT offical who also took part in the 1997 teacher strike.
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She later died in 2001 leaving larry Madowo and his sister orphaned and had to survive by themselves.
His sister and the only sibling Liz Madowo who is a fashion stylist and blogger, is a graduate of Moi University
Larry Madowo Job History.
Before getting into the media industry, Larry Madowo was a hawker in Gikomba Market in Nairobi.
He sold tea and Mandazis to other traders in the market while working at his aunt’s restaurant.
In 2007, he joined a Naivasha based Vernacular radio station, Bahasha FM, as an intern anchor English news.
The station was owned by the then NACADA chairman John Mututho but it later closed doors after the 2007/2008 post election violence.
Larry was now jobless for a while but later got an opportunity as a trainee reporter at KTN.
He later hosted, for the first time in Kenya, the daytime business show KTN Financial Markets Live and KTN Business Today.
He was among the pioneer creators of the KTN Facebook and twitter Pages which transformed the company into the digital space.
In 2010 he joined NTV as a business news anchor, reporter and editor.
At NTV Kenya, he launched PM Live and hosted the weekly magazine show Money Matters.
In 2012, Larry Madowo switched gears and headed to South Africa to join CNBC as one of the main anchors and hosted the show ‘Ege on Kenya’ which aired on Prime Time.
His stay was, however, short-lived and he returned to NTV Kenya in December 2012 as a Technology Editor and news anchor.
Larry left NTV Kenya in 18th February 2018 and joined BBC on April the same year as a Business Editor.
On May 2021 he left BBC and joined CNN as Nairobi- based correspondent.
Larry Madowo Salary.
Larry Madowo not only has one of the most wanted CV (Resumes) in the journalism world but also unbeatable work ethic and self drive.
He has never been jobless after his first set foot in the mainstream media industry.
After quitting his high paying job at NTV Kenya where he was getting paid $3000 per month, he joined BBC as a North Amerucan Correspondent based in Washington.
Larry Madowo was getting paid between £90,000 – £120,000 per year as a correspondent while at CNN he goes home with a salary of between $100,000 – $180,000 per year.
The CNN salary includes basic salary, Cash Bonus, Stock Bonus, Profit Sharing among other benefits.
He joined CNN as Africa Correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Larry Madowo Awards and Mentions.
In 2018, he was mentioned as among the top 100 most influential Africans by New Afrucan Magazine.
His radio documentary on Chinese built railway in Kenya was nominated for the Association of International Broadcasting Awards held on 6th November 2019.
On March 2020, Larry Madowo was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Ecinomic Forum.
Larry Madowo wife, Marriage and Wedding.
Is Larry Madowo married to Victoria Rubadiri?
Who is Larry Madowo baby Mama?
Before joining the mainstream media industry as a news anchor and reporter, Larry Madowo had intentions of becoming a priest so he could travel the world.
He atually went to a seminary high school to learn all the Do’s and Dont’s but he changed his mind and chose to be a journalist.
However he has been rumored to be dating quite a number of beautiful ladies including Victoria Rubadiri, Senior news anchor at Citizen TV.
The two spent some time together in New York on September 2022.
The two shared a photo of their reunion on social media with a caption “New York City Reunion with my ex- Tv Wife Victoria Rubadiri”.
It is believed that hed did an exclusive private wedding with Victoria at Murula Manor at Karen in Nairobi.
Larry has also been rumored to be dating Deutsche Welle journalist Edit Kimani after they both shared seemingly romantic photos on social media.
At the moment Larry Madowo is still not yet married but is still to clear the air on the love triangle of him, Edit Kimani and Victoria Rubadiri.
Larry Madowo Child.
A photo of larry Madowo holding a new born baby was also posted on his social media with a caption, ” For unto us, a son is given”.
The photo raised alot of speculations from the citizens of the internet regarding Larry Madowo’s new baby mama.
Larry Madowo is yet to clear the air on who’s baby he was holding on tbe picture.
Larry Madowo Net worth.
With a descent media career and consistent high profile jobs, larry Madowo has built a descent bank account and aquired many assets.
At the moment Larry Madowo has an approximate net worth of over $6 Million.