Renown Kenyan Journalist and former BBC Africa editor Larry Madowo has been a trending figure all over the internet, after graduating with a Masters in Business and Economic Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School.
Madowo made achieved the remarkable feat, being among only 10 fellows, according to a photo he shared, showing him with the Columbia Journalism School Class of 2020.
Speaking after the graduation, Madowo could not hide his pride and joy of achieving the success, despite the fact that he graduated virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic which has halted normal day operations and routines.
“I just graduated virtually! Masters in Business & Economics Journalism. Knights @Bagehots Fellowship, I almost lost my mind shuttling between @columbiajourn @ColumbiaSIPA @Columbia-Biz and I don’t even have a photo to show for it! Still grateful for this blessing #RoarLions2020,” he posted on his Twitter account.
His graduation came barely day after Madowo also celebrated another feat, after his thesis won the 2020 Philip Greer Award for Financial Writing.
While celebrating the award, he revealed that he had spent months working on the thesis, which saw him move from Lagos in Nigeria, Berlin Germany, and Nairobi Kenya.
“I spent months reporting on Jumia’s first year on the NYSE from Lagos, Berlin, Nairobi & New York for my @ColumbiaJournMA thesis. My 9,000-word piece just won the 2020 Philip Greer Award for Financial Writing. I’m also co-authoring an MBA case study on it at @Columbia-Biz School” he said.
Born on 14 July 1987, Larry Madowo is one of the most celebrated journalists in Kenya. He has been a news anchor who specialized in technology, current affairs, political interviews, and popular culture.
He started working with KTN in Kenya, before joining CNBC Africa and later NTV. He then left NTV for BBC as Africa Business Editor.