Kiss FM presenter Kamene Goro is a confident babe both on radio and when the cameras go on. But it took her sometime in the industry to get here.

In as much as she studied law and got the degree, her heart has always been in media. But it was not all rosy in the beginning.

Speaking to Churchill, she said she ran to the toilet to cry after hosting her first-ever news bulletin after joining Ebru TV.


"My mother drove me into that office that Saturday morning. I did not even know how much I was going to get paid. I started working as a field reporter," she said.

She recounted how nervous she was at first and how she was mentored by a manager at the then newly launched station, where part of her duties was to write scripts and do screen tests.

"He trained me every day. I'd write 10 scripts a day and he'd go through all of them. I'd enter the studio to do all those screen tests three times a day, until he said, 'Now you are okay'."

She hosted her first bulletin on the day her mentor and best friend, who also worked as a news anchor, died.

"The first day I ever went on screen in Kenya is the day she passed away. The first news item I ever had to read the day my dream was coming true, was that of the death of my mentor and one of my very best friends. It was one of the hardest bulletins. I remember I left that bulletin, went to the bathroom, sat on the floor and cried. I could not believe it. How was my dream coming true on the day of my biggest tragedy?"

Kamene revealed the experience was especially tough because while on TV, she was expected to maintain a straight face and she was only 21 years old.