Fired Citizen TV Anchor Scores Top Job in South Africa

  • A former Citizen TV anchor who admitted to struggling after she was let go by the broadcaster has landed a patronage job in South Africa.

    Announcing the good news via her social media accounts, former Citizen TV anchor and business reporter Terryanne Chebet disclosed that she had been appointed as the patron for the new Pan African Business Women's Association.

    Her new role was unveiled at an event by the organisation in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday, February 1.

    The organisation seeks to elevate African women who are in business to exploit available resources and grow their brands.

    Metropol TV General Manager Terryanne Chebet who was fired from Citizen TV in 2016.

    "What an incredible honour to be appointed yesterday in Johannesburg as a patron for the new Pan African Business Women's Association. This association seeks to enable African women in business to optimize opportunities within the continental Free Trade Agreement.

    "The borders are falling, our businesses should now look to scale outside our borders, no matter what size your business is! Truly, the future is female, and the future is African," shared the former Citizen TV staffer.

    Patronage entails associating one's brand name with an organisation hence lending credibility to the cause that they truly care about.

    Chebet's new association is a continental network of businesswomen aimed at creating new ways to do business in Africa.

    After leaving the station in 2016, she has held numerous other esteemed positions including heading Fanaka TV in 2018 and becoming the General Manager of Metropol TV in March 2019, a position she holds to date.

    In 2018, the media personality opened up about the struggle she endured after being laid off from the TV station disclosing that she would lock herself up and cry.

    She further revealed that she did not expect to be fired as she was delivering what was expected of her.

    “The dip that I had when I lost my job could have been a moment of despair. You know like, so what next? I was at my prime. I had done a good job, it happened and it had to happen," she stated at the time.

    She, however, later had a positive outlook on why what happened to her panned out as it did because she was finally able to concentrate on other things.

    “I say never say never, although I think things happen the way they should happen. If I did not lose my job, perhaps I would have to wait a couple of years to get another baby. It was difficult balancing family and work, though I still think everything happens in its own time," she later observed.

    Metropol TV General Manager Terryanne Chebet who was appointed as a patron for the new Pan African Business Women's Association in South Africa on Saturday, February 1, 2020.