Larry Madowo biography, age, tribe, family, education, career, salary at CNN, wife, child, house, cars, awards, net worth in 2024

Larry Madowo is a renowned Kenyan journalist, writer, news anchor, reporter and broadcaster. He first started working at Bahasha Fm (a vernacular radio station) as an intern, where he read news in English. Later, he moved to Kenya Television Network (KTN) and worked for three years before which he shifted to NTV as a reporter and a Business anchor in 2010. Since then he has worked in a number of media stations that have contributed much to his career. Larry Madowo biography is here with everything you may have wanted to know about him.

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Larry is currently working as a CNN International Correspondent. His range of career includes politics, Business, Current Affairs, Technology, and Popular Culture.

Larry Madowo profile

Real name:                     Larry Madowo

Place of birth:                Siaya, Nyanza

Date of birth:                 July 14, 1987

Zodiac sign:                    Pisces

Nationality:                    Kenyan

Gender:                           Male

Larry Madowo tribe:      Luo

Religion:                         Christian

Lary Madowo parents:   The late Madowo, Treazer Anyango Madowo

Siblings:                              1

Larry Madowo girlfriend:  Not known

Facebook account:             Larry Madowo

Twitter account:                @Larry Madowo

Instagram account:            Larry Madowo

Larry Madowo biography

The Kenyan journalist was born as Larry Madowo in Barding Village, Siaya County. He is the first born in his family. Is Larry Madowo an orphan? Speaking to African Voices while on CNN, Larry said that his parents died when he was still a young boy. ”I grew up with little privilege; my earliest memories are not having the things other kids had.’’ How old is Larry Madowo now?

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Larry Madowo age

The Kenyan journalist was born in 1987 to his late parents Madowo and Treazer Anyango Madowo. He is 36 years old as of 2024. Larry Madowo birthday is on July 14 every year, thus taking Cancer for his Zodiac sign.

What is Larry Madowo tribe?

Being born is Siaya County, Nyanza region, clearly hints us of his origin. Besides, his mother’s second name ‘Anyango’ is evident enough of his roots. Therefore, Larry is of the Luo tribe.

Larry Madowo family

Madowo was born in a humble family, as his mother was a divisional KNUT official. He was raised together with his only sibling, Liz Madowo. Larry Madowo sister is also a graduate of Moi University, who is currently a fashion blogger and a stylist. During one of the interviews, Larry said that his father loved his family so much that he wishes he were alive to see what he has become.

Larry with his only sister, Liz Madowo SRC:
Larry with his only sister, Liz Madowo SRC:

Larry Madowo biography, his education

Madowo first went to Usingo primary school before which he transferred to Karapul Primary school. Upon sitting for his final exams, he joined St. Gabriel Seminary School for his secondary education.

While in high school, he intended to become a Catholic priest, a dream that died slowly after he decided to venture into journalism. He then enrolled at Daystar University for Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

Larry was forced to drop out of college for some years due to fee constraints, but managed to come back and completed his course in 2014.

In July 2019, he joined Columbia University for Masters of Arts in Business and Economics Journalism, and became a Knight-Bagehot Fellow on May 20, 2020.

His career

Larry first worked as an intern at Bahasha Fm (a vernacular radio station), where he read news in English. He later moved to KTN and worked for three years after which he shifted to NTV as a reporter and a Business anchor in 2010.

In May 2012, he got a job with CNBC, a South African based station where he aired ‘Eye of Kenya’ Show. Six months later, he went back to NTV as a news anchor and a technology editor. He also aired a talk show called ‘The Trend.’

While working here, he managed to freelance with a number of international channels such as BBC, France 24 English, CNN International, and Public Radio International.

Larry while airing news in one of the media stations SRC: @Business Daily
Larry while airing news in one of the media stations SRC: @Business Daily

On April 11, 2018, he joined BBC News Africa as a Business Editor whereby he led a number of journalists from Nairobi, London, Lagos, Dakar, and Johannesburg. He was also featured as a commentator on African Business on BBC Radio, BBC World TV, BBC World Service Radio, and BBC News Channel.

In 2020, he became the BBC North America Correspondent where he covered reports from New York, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, North Dakota, and North and South Carolina.

Working at CNN

In May 2021, Larry was announced as the CNN Nairobi based Correspondent. Surprisingly, on July 22, 2021, he was promoted to CNN International Correspondent, a position he is holding until now.

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Larry Madowo at CNN SRC: @Pulse Live Kenya

What is Larry Madowo salary per month?

As a CNN International Correspondent, Madowo is earning a good amount of money every month. His monthly salary is approximated at $ 6,324.25, hence an approximate of $75,891 yearly.

Who is Larry Madowo wife?

Larry was previously rumored to be dating with the female news anchor, Victoria Rubadiri. However, the two denied the allegations and said that they are just but close friends.

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Larry with Victoria Rubadiri SRC: @KISII FINEST

Few months later, it was said that Larry Madowo and Edith Kimani are dating. However, the two have not reacted on the same yet. We will keep you updated immediately we find out more.

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Larry with Edith Kimani SRC: @News Moto

Larry Madowo child

In December 2021, Larry surprised many after he posted a photo of him holding a newborn baby. He captioned it, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given.” The post received mixed reactions from his fans, as he has not come out clear whether he is dating or not. Until now the journalist has not disclosed if the child is his or not.

Larry holding a newborn baby SRC: The Star, @Nairobi Leo
Larry holding a newborn baby SRC: The Star, @Nairobi Leo

Larry Madowo house

Madowo is now one of the richest journalists in Kenya. He has a mansion in Kenya that is worth millions. However, Photos of his luxurious house are yet to be disclosed.

Larry Madowo cars

The celebrated journalist is riding expensive cars that are worth millions. His car collection includes an Audi A4 and a Mercedes Benz GLE 350D.

His awards and achievements

Larry Madowo awards and achievements include;

1. He was named among the 2019 –2020 Columbia University Knight-Bagehot Fellows in April 2019.

2. He was nominated for the Young Global Leader in the World Economic Forum in March 2020.

3. He was nominated as the One Young world Journalist of the Year in June 2020.

4. He won the Philip Greer Scholarship Award on his African e-commerce pioneer.

5. He appeared in the New African Magazine twice among the 100 Most Influential Africans.

Larry Madowo net worth in 2024

Larry Madowo wealth has greatly increased ever since he found his new job. His net worth is estimated over $8 million as of 2024.

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