NTV Poaches Two Senior Journalists From KTN

  • An image of empty NTV studios taken in October 2017
    NTV studios at Twin Towers along Kimathi Street in a photo dated October 2017.
    NMG
  • The Nation Media Group has once again raided the rival Standard Media Group for talent, poaching two seasoned journalists to join the NTV newsroom.

    Reports by insiders revealed that NTV  poached Nicholas Wambua, a news reporter and Janet Chapia an editor from KTN News.

    Wambua will be taking up the Swahili Editor role at while Chapia will be an English Editor for the Kimathi Street-based broadcaster.

    Prior to joining NTV, Wambua served as a news anchor and a crime and investigative journalist at KTN News.

    News anchor and a Crime and Investigative Journalist at KTN News, Nicholas Wambua
    News anchor and a Crime and Investigative Journalist at KTN News, Nicholas Wambua
    Courtesy KTN

    "I started practising in 2012 at Internews Kenya before Joining Standard Media Group in 2014. I am a Technical University of Mombasa graduate. I am passionate and hard-working. 

    "My goal is to make a positive impact in the media industry. I always focus on doing stories that bring an impact to society and fighting for human rights through crime reporting. I enjoy travelling, reading, hiking and storytelling," his profile reads.

    Chapia, a news editor with vast experience in media production, was named amongst the top 200 Most Influential African Women in 2020.

    "Experienced News Editor with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry. Skilled in broadcasting, news writing, editing, journalism, and media relations. 

    "Strong media and communication professional with a Master’s Degree in International Studies from the University of Nairobi," her profile states.

    NTV has been assembling a competitive team after losing some of its top anchors and reporters to the rival Citizen TV. The Nation Media Group-owned station has also seen some realignments as it seeks to build a strong team ahead of the August poll.

    In March, Nation Media Group appointed Joe Ageyo as the Editorial Director in charge of the broadcast wing. 

    Ageyo was tasked with participating in the development and execution of the NMG's editorial strategy as well as heading the editorial functions of NMG's broadcast operations across multimedia platforms.

    Ageyo reports to the Editor-in-Chief with a dotted reporting relationship to the Executive Director- Transformation.

     A file image of Outgoing RMS editorial Director Joe Ageyo
    A file image of Outgoing RMS editorial Director Joe Ageyo
    File

    "As Editorial Director - Broadcasting, he will be an integral part of the leadership team and will participate in the development and execution of the Group's editorial strategy. 

    "Joe will be in charge of the editorial functions of NMG's broadcast operations in Kenya across multimedia platforms. He will report directly to the Editor-in-Chief with a dotted reporting relationship to the Executive Director - Transformation," the statement read in part.

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