Details of Larry Madowo's new role at CNN

He has covered a wide range of news stories around the globe

Larry Madowo.
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Kenya's biggest journalist export, Larry Madowo has landed a new role at CNN.

According to the CNN website, Larry will now host the 'African Voices Changemakers' that will focus mainly on newsmakers across the continent. 

Since joining the international network in 2021, Larry has covered a wide range of news stories around the globe, including flooding in Nigeria, and coronavirus vaccine inequality and covered the August 2022 polls. 

"He has also broadcasted from Expo 2020 in Dubai and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, reported from the World Economic Forum in Davos and anchored news shows from Atlanta," the statement read.

While announcing his new role, Larry said the opportunity is surreal as he was first featured on the show in 2017 speaking about his work as a Kenyan journalist. 

"Some personal professional news: my role at CNN is expanding. I’m the new host of African Voices Changemakers. I was featured on the show in 2017 so it’s surreal to be taking over Tell me your stories," he tweeted. 

 "This is a full circle moment for me."

His first show will air on February 25.

From the CNN website, African Voices has aired for over a decade, with the show meeting entertainers, creatives, athletes, and members of the public who are making a difference.

"The show also hosts individuals who find ways to impact their communities, and make cultural contributions," the statement read.