Jeff Koinange is a Kenyan journalist and has been the host of Jeff Koinange Live on Citizen TV since February 2017. He is also the breakfast host at HOT 96, the English station owned by Royal Media Services alongside comedian and MC Jalang'o.
He previously served as the Africa correspondent for CNN and CNN International from 2001 to 2007, and later as chief reporter at TV station K24 from 2007 to December 2012.
He has also worked with worked with KTN on his brand news program Jeff Koinange Live. He previously served as the Chief Anchor, Africa for Arise Television Ltd based in Johannesburg.
Included among the more significant stories Koinange has covered for CNN in Africa were the crisis in Darfur, the civil wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone and the famine in Niger, for which Koinange won an Emmy award.
Koinange has also covered news outside of Africa, including extensive reporting on the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina crisis as well as the Iraq War.
In 2014, Jeff published his book “Through My African Eyes!” which is a concise narrative covering some of the major players in 20th-century African politics. The book is rich with insights into the personal and intellectual underpinnings of many historical events in Africa.
Chronicles of some pretty interesting Africans from warlords, soldiers, victims and politicians lend insight into Jeff’s celebrated journalistic style.
In 2017 there are talks of the book being made into a movie.
His twitter account has over 1 Million followers.