Larry Madowo now BBC Africa Business Editor

Former NTV news anchor Larry Madowo is reportedly headed to British national broadcaster BBC, where he will be in charge of business news coverage in Africa. This news comes days after his resignation from Nation Media Group, where he worked for close to a decade.

Madowo will allegedly have his office at the new BBC studios located in Riverside, Nairobi. The British giant media firm has recently poached other top journalists from KTN and NTV sports desks, in a bid to boost its presence in Kenya.

The BBC Africa Business Editor position had recently been advertised. In a statement on his Twitter handle last week, the former “The Trend” show host announced his time at NTV had come to an end.

“I leave @ntvkenya as I came: humbled & grateful. The job was one of the great honours of my life. Thanks to everyone who watched, and to Nation for the privilege of the opportunity. I’m proud of my amazing colleagues & everything we accomplished. Farewell, my friends. Stay woke,” Madowo said.