Larry Omondi Madowo was born on 14 July 1987 Siaya County. Larry Madowo is a Kenyan journalist and news anchor who specializes in technology, current affairs and entertainment. Larry Madowo currently works for Kenya’s NTV as Anchor and Technology Editor. He has worked for other major networks including Kenya Television Network and CNBC Africa. He started hosting an eponymous radio show on Nation FM from August 2014 titled The Larry Madowo Show. He also writes a column in the Daily Nation every Tuesday titled #FrontRow. He hosts a popular Friday night show called #theTrend on NTV.
2006: Undergraduate student at Daystar University in Nairobi, Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree.
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, Africa’s oldest private television network
2001- 2004: High school student at St Gabriel’s Seminary School in KisumuEnded 2000: Primary school student at Karapul Primary School in Siaya
December 2012- To date: Technology editor and news anchor at NTV
May 2012: Senior anchor at the South African based CNBC Africa
- 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 travelled 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.
2008- October 2010: Employee at KTN
- he joined KTN as a Trainee Reporter. Afterwards he launched and anchored Kenya’s first daytime business programme 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 centre.
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 Gikomba market in Nairobi where he would hawk tea and ‘Mandazi’ to other business people.
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, Africa’s oldest private television network Larry’s 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 lost his dad in 1994 when he was 7 years old. His mother, Treazer Anyango Madowo, was 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,
Treazer Anyango Madowo died in 2001 leaving Larry Madowo and his only sister and sibling 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.
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