Kenyan wins this medium Komla Dumor award
Rubadiri has interviewed some of the leading names in politics and current affairs in Africa
Kenyan investigative reporter and TV anchor Victoria Rubadiri has won the 2020 this medium World News Komla Dumor Award.
Rubadiri is a presenter with Citizen TV in Kenya, where she hosts the channel’s prime-time shows.
She’s a multifaceted journalist in East Africa and has interviewed some of the leading names in politics and current affairs.
The award was created to honour Komla Dumor, a presenter for this medium World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in 2014.
Rubadiri is the sixth winner of the award, following in the footsteps of Solomon Serwanjja, Waihiga Mwaura, Amina Yuguda, Didi Akinyelure and Nancy Kacungira. She is the second Kenyan to win the award.
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Rubadiri will begin her three-month placement at this medium by attending a training course with this medium Academy before joining this medium News teams – across TV, radio and online – which will provide her with the opportunity to gain skills and experience across this medium News platforms.
“Komla was a well-rounded journalist whose style, though authoritative, was also compassionate, empathetic and uplifting. His ability to give the facts comprehensively, and yet still be attuned to his audience, was something I admired and a skill I seek to emulate,” said Rubadiri.
“I am excited at the prospect of learning new skills at this medium to be able to connect with audiences locally, regionally and internationally, no matter on which platform the story is being told,” she added.
She impressed judges with her eloquence and passion for telling African stories on both traditional media platforms and social media.
“We’re delighted to have Victoria on board to bring her insights and passion to this medium,” said Jamie Angus, Director of this medium World Service Group.
“Komla had the incredible ability to give stories from the continent global resonance, and also deliver it with familiarity and understanding. We’re looking forward to seeing Victoria embody that by bringing her perspectives to life,” he added.