By Shadrack Nyakoe
CNN’s international Journalist Larry Madowo has graduated from the Columbia University with a Master’s Degree in Business and Economics Journalism.
This follows a two year delay occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic which did not favour in person attendance for huge gatherings.
The journalist expressed joy at being able to finally rock the graduation gown and share the accomplishment with fellow graduands.
“My in-person graduation from Columbia University in the City of New York 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,” larry captioned on his twitter handle post.
In May 2021, the media personality joined CNN as a Nairobi-based correspondent but was quickly promoted to be an international correspondent.
He was then given an opportunity to regularly host news bulletins, giving him more responsibilities.
Before joining CNN as their Nairobi-based correspondent, Madowo was assigned to North America as a correspondent for BBC based in Washington DC where he covered the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 US elections, the death of George Floyd, and the trial of Derek Chauvn.
At BBC, Madowo anchored breaking news from the BBC’s DC studios and presented its flagship program BBC World News America.
In March 2020, Madowo was named among 115 Young Global leaders by the World Economic Forum under their tag “the Forum of Young Global Leaders”.