Victoria Rubadiri officially joins CNN

Bramwel Oloo
Bramwel Oloo

Renowned Kenyan journalist and former Citizen TV news anchor Victoria Rubadiri has officially joined CNN for an exciting new role in the international media house’s long-running multiplatform series, ‘Connecting Africa’.

Rubadiri joins CNN as part of the network’s newsgathering operation in Nairobi.

As the series enters its fifth year on CNN International, Rubadiri will be a part of the team, focusing on telling the stories of emerging and expanding businesses across Africa and exploring the impacts of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

Rubadiri’s transition to CNN comes after her tenure at Citizen TV, where she served as a senior anchor and reporter. She joined Citizen TV in 2018 after departing NTV.

She boasts extensive experience as a radio presenter in both Kenya and the US.

Her academic grounding reflects an impressive CV as she possesses a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia. She also has a Bachelors Degree in Forestry from Masinde Muliro University in Kenya.

In recognition of her exceptional talent in telling African stories, Rubadiri was awarded the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award in 2020.

Rubadiri will be joining celebrated CNN presenter Larry Madowo, who was her former colleague at Nation Media Group.

I’m extremely excited for the opportunity to work at CNN and to bring my experience and passion to its global audience,” an excited Rubadiri said.

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