CNN International announced on Tuesday, April 30, that Victoria Rubadiri, formerly a senior anchor and reporter at Citizen TV in Nairobi, will be joining the network for a new role in its long-standing series, “Connecting Africa,” and as part of its Nairobi newsgathering operation.

Rubadiri’s appointment comes as the series enters its fifth year, focusing on the growth of businesses in Africa and the implications of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

Alongside the monthly 30-minute show, “Connecting Africa,” hosted by CNN anchor and correspondent Eleni Giokos, content will be available across CNN’s digital and social platforms.

Rubadiri, known for her extensive experience in journalism and storytelling, expressed excitement about joining CNN and bringing her expertise to a global audience.

Ellana Lee, CNN International’s Senior Vice President and Global Head of Features Content, praised Rubadiri’s appointment, highlighting her storytelling skills and wealth of experience across the continent.

Rubadiri’s departure from Citizen TV was officially announced on Sunday, April 28, by Linus Kaikai, the Group Editorial Director of Royal Media Services (RMS).

Kaikai commended Rubadiri’s six-year tenure at Citizen TV, particularly her role in the program “#SundayLive,” which gained popularity for its insightful discussions.

Rubadiri’s departure marks the end of an era at Citizen TV, where she achieved significant milestones, including winning the prestigious Komla Dumor Award.

This recognition led her to collaborate with the BBC in London for three months, where she underwent intensive training as part of the award’s requirements.

Throughout her career, Rubadiri has demonstrated a commitment to storytelling and has become renowned for her ability to convey African narratives authentically.

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