BY UPESINEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,20TH MAY 2022-CNN anchor and international correspondent Larry Madowo is back on social media after missing in action for 4 months, and with good news no less.
The celebrated journalist took to his social media accounts to announce that he had finally graduated from the New York-based Columbia University.
Madowo, who was pursuing a Masters in Business and Economics Journalism, expressed excitement saying the in-person graduation ceremony came after a two-year delay.
“My in-person graduation from @Columbia was delayed by 2 years but it was still special. I came back to New York to confirm that my master’s in Business & Economics Journalism was real. It is & they haven’t changed their minds,” he wrote.
He had on Tuesday broken his silence while also celebrating another feat; his first year anniversary at the CNN.
Madowo, in the LinkedIn post, urged his followers to suggest to him some of the stories they would like him to cover in the African continent.
“I’m one year old at CNN today. It’s been an extraordinary year reporting and anchoring from 4 continents and I couldn’t be more grateful,” he said.
“But I’m an African first and I’d love to tell more of our stories. Do you have any ideas? Please share in the comments or slide into my DMs.”
Madowo, who started his broadcasting career at KTN at the age of 20, has worked for NTV Kenya and CNBC Africa, where he anchored the business channel’s daily market shows Open Exchange, Power Lunch and Closing Bell in Johannesburg.
He also served as the BBC’s North America Correspondent in Washington, D.C., covering major U.S. news stories including the Covid-19 outbreak, the 2020 presidential election and the protests following the death of George Floyd and the trial of Derek Chauvin.