Larry MadowoJournalist/ News Anchor
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Larry Madowo is the host of the wildly popular Friday night talk show #theTrend, Kenya’s most successful, most imitated programme on television. He took over the show when he returned to NTV in December 2012 after an illustrious career as a business anchor, including most recently at CNBC Africa’s Johannesburg headquarters where he was an Anchor and Producer. He does double duty on weekends, co-anchoring NTV Weekend Edition with Victoria Rubadiri.
Larry hosts an eponymous radio show on Nation FM every Saturday morning between 8am and 11am. He also writes a critically acclaimed weekly column called #FrontRow for the Daily Nation, East Africa’s highest circulating daily. He is also Digital Editor for NTV Kenya in charge of the station’s online efforts as well as technology reporting on air.
He is one of Africa’s best travelled journalists, often covering up to 4 countries in one trip. He is a regular commentator on digital media and technology and has spoken at major events in such places as Barcelona, Cape Town, Kigali, Geneva, Nairobi, Mauritius, Lagos, London and everywhere in between. He is an international speaker, moderator and MC who has hosted some of the world’s most accomplished personalities including presidents, Nobel Laureates, Oscar and Grammy winners.
He is one of Kenya’s most followed people on social media with a combined audience of over 2 million across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+. Additionally, #theTrend’s social media brings an additional 300,000 eyes to the show’s content. As a journalist and commentator, Larry’s work has appeared on CNN, BBC, The Guardian, Forbes, AP, The Independent, Financial Times, Tech Crunch, The Daily Mail, ABC News Australia, Public Radio International and countless other outlets around the world.Read more Read less