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|Real Name/Full Name||Larry Modowo|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Larry Madowo|
|Birth Place:||Barding Village, Siaya, Kenya|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||14 July 1987|
|Age/How Old:||36 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 175 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 79 Kg|
In Pounds – 174 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Madowo |
Mother – Treazer Anyango Madowo
|School:||Karapul Primary School |
St Gabriel’s Seminary School
|College:||Daystar University |
|Profession:||Journalist, Broadcaster, Reporter, Writer, and News Anchor|
|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Larry Madowo is a renowned Kenyan Journalist who currently works as a CNN International Correspondent. He gained much popularity by scaling the heights in having much success in his career. In addition to being a journalist, he is also a broadcaster, reporter, writer as well as a news anchor.
The range of his career includes Current Affairs, Politics, Technology, Business, and Popular Culture. While on CNN, he got his first promotion before the end of his 2 months after joining the media company from BBC. He previously worked as the CNN Nairobi Correspondent. Before joining the international Media Companies, he used to work for Nation FM, KTN Kenya, NTV Kenya, and CNBC Africa. Keep reading this article as we get to know more about the net worth and biography of Larry Madowo.
Biography and Early Life
Larry Madowo was born on 14th July 1987 in Barding Village, Siaya, Kenya. He was born to his parents, who lived in Siaya, where he was born. His father was known as Madowo but passed on while Madowo was at the age of 7 Years in the year 1994. Larry Madowo testifies that his father greatly loved his family and misses having him see whom Larry came to be.
Larry Madowo’s mother was known as Treazer Anyango Madowo, who passed on in the year 2001, while Madowo was at the age of 14 Years. This led Larry Madowo to remain orphaned without having any parents. His mother was popularly known to be a primary school teacher who was a divisional KNUT official. His mother influenced the 1997 Teachers’ strike through which he gathered her colleagues for the strike.
Larry Madowo got raised together with his one sibling known as Liz Madowo. They got raised in Siaya, Kisumu, and later in Nairobi. His sister, Liz, is a graduate of Moi University and is currently a fashion blogger and stylist.
Regarding his education details, Larry Madowo is an educated man. He commenced his elementary education at Usingo Primary School and completed his elementary studies at Karapul Primary School.
Madowo later joined St. Gabriel’s Seminary School for his high school education. While in high school, he envisioned being a Priest though he got changes in his interest, from which he decided to pursue journalism.
Larry Madowo commenced his higher education by joining Daystar University, where he pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. He dropped from his college due to financial struggles but went back after some years of having developed his career.
Madowo furthered his studies at Columbia University, where he received a Master of Arts in Business and Economics Journalism hence becoming a Knight-Bagehot Fellow on 20 May 2020.
Personal Life: Wife, Girlfriend, Kids, etc.
Larry Madowo is currently unmarried. He is single. Despite having several rumors of being married, he has always insisted that he is single and is not planning to marry any soon.
He was previously rumored to have his wife as Victoria Rubadiri. Victoria Rubadiri was his NTV-Kenya colleague. They both turned down the rumors claiming that they were not in a relationship, neither were they married.
Globe Answer is yet to identify whether Madowo has a girlfriend or not. He seems to be happy with his current marital status.
Is Larry Madowo Gay?
No, Larry Madowo is not gay. He is of a straight sexual orientation. Despite the fact that he is unmarried with no details regarding his love life partner, he has had no rumors of being gay. At one point, he got rumored to have a relationship with Victoria Rubadiri. They, however, turned down the reports.
Larry Madowo commenced his career as an intern at Bahasha FM, a vernacular radio station where he read news in English. Following great success through the early days in his career, he dropped his studies at college and took up a job in Kenya Television Network (KTN). In KTN, he worked for 3 years, making a brand name for himself.
After the 3 years in KTN, he joined NTV as a reporter and a Business Anchor in the year 2010. After 2 years with NTV, Madowo joined a South African-based media company known as CNBC Africa in May 2012. In this media company, he was featured on the Market day Shows, Power Lunch, Open Exchange, and on the Closing Bell. Larry Madowo remained at CNBC Africa for 8 months, after which he then re-joined NTV-Kenya in December 2012.
Madowo’s Career Development
Ongoing back to NTV, he got featured as a Technology Editor together with being a News Anchor. Madowo also went back to college, after which he then graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
After getting back to NTV, he was also featured in the Nation FM on ‘The Larry Madowo Show.’ Larry Madowo was mainly known to host a popular Friday Night Show known as ‘The Trend.’
While working for NTV, he used to freelance for several global news outlets including, the BBC, CNN International, France 24 English, and Public Radio International. In addition to this, he was also a columnist contributor in the Washington Post’s Global Opinion Page.
Career at BBC
Larry Madowo joined BBC News Africa on 11 April 2018 as a Business Editor. He was the team leader for the journalists based in Lagos, Nairobi, London, Dakar, and Johannesburg. He was also featured as a commentator or a reporter on African Business in BBC World TV, BBC News Channel, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service Radio, and on the BBC website.
He re-joined BBC in the 2020 summer, where he took the new role as the BBC North America Correspondent. While in this position, he covered reports from Georgia, North Dakota, New York, Kentucky, Louisiana, and North and South Carolina.
Career at CNN
Larry Madowo got hired by CNN in May 2021 in the position of CNN Nairobi-based Correspondent. This was announced by CNN International Senior Vice President in international Newsgathering known as Deborah Rayner.
He got his first promotion with CNN within a period of fewer than 2 months while in CNN. He got his promotion on 22nd July 2021 from the position of CNN Nairobi-based correspondent to being the CNN international correspondent.
Awards and Achievements
Larry Madowo has had several achievements and awards following his successful career. Some of the achievements and awards he has received include the following;
- In April 2019, he got named among the 2019-2020 Columbia University Knight-Bagehot Fellows.
- In November 2019, Madowo won the Daily Journalism on the Single Report Category in the 2019 Association of International Broadcasting Awards in London.
- The Philip Greer Scholarship Award on his African e-commerce pioneer that he did on his master’s thesis.
- In March 2020, he got nominated for the Young Global Leader in the World Economic Forum.
- In June 2020, he received a nomination as the One Young world Journalist of the Year.
- He got recognized by the New African Magazine twice among the 100 Most Influential Africans.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Larry Madowo in 2023
Larry Madowo has an estimated net worth of $5 Million. This comes from his successful career, which has given him many earnings. As a CNN International Correspondent, Larry Madowo earns an approximate salary of $6,324.25 in a month and $75,891 annually.
In addition to this, he also earns many other allowances from the reporting he does in CNN. He owns an Audi A4 car together with a Mercedes-Benz GLE 350d. He has built his house in Kenya, where he has not yet identified his certain location.
Larry Madowo Social Media Platforms
Larry Madowo is active on social media, and you can reach him on the following handles;
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Larry Madowo became the first Black person to deliver the lecture on Peter Stursberg Foreign Correspondents at the Carleton University in Canada
- Madowo dropped his college studies to work for KTN following financial difficulties to continue with his studies
Larry Madowo has been one of the most successful Kenyan Journalists. He has had much success following his passion and dedication in his career. Furthermore, he has always remained proactive, which has made him become one of the best journalists who has been highly sought by the best media companies in the world.