NTV Anchor James Smart Recalls Earning Ksh110 Per Day

  • NTV anchor and podcast editor, James Smart.
    NTV anchor and podcast editor, James Smart.
    James Smart
  • Renowned NTV journalist, James Smart, recalled earning a meagre salary before his breakthrough in the communication sector. 

    While responding to a thread written by former Citizen TV anchor, Terryane Chebet, Smart, on Tuesday, November 8, stated that he used to work at a tailor shop in Nairobi where he earned Ksh110 per day. 

    Chebet had asked her followers to reminisce on their first salaries and jobs. 

    "I worked as an assistant to the main tailor in some sweat shop at River-Road. Best of times earning Ksh110 per day," James Smart recalled.

    NTV's James Smart and KTN's Sophia Wanuna at the Deputy Presidential debate held at Catholic University of East Africa on Tuesday July 19, 2022
    NTV's James Smart and KTN's Sophia Wanuna at the Deputy Presidential debate held at Catholic University of East Africa on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.
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    The 38-year-old Kenyan media practitioner currently works at NTV as a news anchor and podcast editor

    He has also worked at Capital FM Kenya as a sports journalist and news anchor and KTN

    The anchor has, in the recent past, collaborated with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to create a "Focus on Africa" broadcast, a flagship TV news program that highlights stories from across Africa.

    "I was born and brought up in Korogocho slums, in an area called Highridge B and raised by my grandparents in a ten by ten shanty house," Smart narrated in a past interview with The Standard.

    Meanwhile, Terryanne Chebet, stated that she used to earn Ksh12,000 in her first job at KBC.

    "I was what was called an 'artist' in KBC. I loved the job, producing shows, camera work and editing.

    "We were paid using a voucher and queued to be paid through a window," she detailed. 

    Content strategist, Laura Walubengo added that she used to earn Ksh6,000 selling music at Tune Inn Music store. She later joined Capital FM working at the store for 10 months. 

    James Smart and his wife, Remy Majala
    James Smart and his wife, Remy Majala
    James Smart