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Ismail who is also Standard Group's external affairs/editorial liaison manager will serve in the government board for a period of three years.
The seasoned journalist currently hosts a show on KTN News together with Queenter Mbori-Soina where they address social issues affecting women and the family unit in general.The poster for the All Woman show hosted by Najma Ismail and Queenter Mbori-Saina
Being one of the most recognisable faces on TV, Ismail started with her pursuing a Diploma in Public Relations at the University of Nairobi before upgrading it with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at the Kenya Methodist University (KEMU).
She began her media career at Iqra FM where she was a news anchor and reporter before she joined Sound Asia FM.
The journalist switched media houses in 2006 when she joined Radio Africa Group where she worked as a news presenter and reporter for Kiss 100 FM and Classic 105 FM.
She, later on, joined the Standard Group where she worked as a TV News anchor mostly on the 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. bulletins as well as a reporter.
Najma would later take a step back from TV, in an announcement misinterpreted to mean that she was leaving the station.
As her fans bid her goodbye, the anchor clarified that she “had gotten dental braces, which couldn’t allow her to read the news while wearing them," and she was still at the Standard Group.Najma Ismail (front) with colleagues at Standard Group from left Hussein Mohammed, Ali Manzu and Mohammed Ali.
Later on she was elevated to Standard Group's external affairs/editorial liaison manager - a position she holds to date.
In 2019, she was appointed Education Goodwill Ambassador by the by the Kenya Education Fund (KEF).
“As an employee of the Standard Group, I am humbled and honored to have been chosen by the Kenya Education Fund (KEF) team to become part of their noble cause of providing educational support to the less privileged. I am drawn to the impact KEF has on our country giving Kenyans access to quality education to improve communities and break the cycle of poverty,” she stated while accepting her appointment.
Among other achievements, Ismail has in the past been featured among Top 30 Muslim Achievers in Kenya.
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