Kenyan insightful journalist and TV Host Victoria Rubadiri has won the 2020 BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.
Rubadiri is a moderator with one of Kenya’s finest TV stations, Citizen TV, where she hosts the channel’s prime-time shows.
As one of the finest columnist in East Africa, Rubadiri has interviewed some of top government officials and has also been a Current Affairs host on the network for some time now.
The Award was made to honor Komla Dumor, a splendid moderator for BBC World News, who passed on suddenly at age 41 in 2014.
Rubadiri is the 6th winner of the award, following in the strides of Solomon Serwanjja, Waihiga Mwaura, Amina Yuguda, Didi Akinyelure and Nancy Kacungira. She is the subsequent Kenyan to win the honor.
Rubadiri is required to start a three-month placement at the BBC by going to an educational training with the BBC Academy before joining BBC News team – across TV, radio and on the web. This will furnish her with the chance to pick up aptitudes and experience across BBC News platforms.
Rubadiri has however praised the late Komla Dumor for paving the way for several journalists across the continent particularly her.
According to Rubadiri, Mr Dumor was a balanced journalist whose style was additionally humane, compassionate and very inspiring. She respected him, therefore looks to imitate his style.
On winning the award, Rubadiri dazzled the appointed judges with her expert articulation and energy for telling to African stories on both traditional media platforms and social media.
Victoria Rubadiri went to Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism.
She has worked in radio and television for a decade both in Kenya and the US.