Mark Masai Bids Farewell After Being Fired by NTV 

Mark Masai at NTV studios based at Kimathi Street Nairobi County.
Mark Masai at NTV studio based at Kimathi Street Nairobi County.
Mark Masai

NTV prime-time news anchor, Mark Maasai assured his followers that he would be back on the screens hours after he was fired by the media house. 

In a statement dated Thursday, December 1, Masai expressed that he was taking a commercial break and was optimistic about the future.  

However, he did not indicate whether he had landed another job or would sign up as a communication consultant.

He, nonetheless, noted that he had a great time at the station, which he stated had immense talent.

A photo of NTV News Anchor Mark Masai on set.
NTV News Anchor Mark Masai on set.
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Masai also shared a video montage comprising footage dating back to 2008, when he started anchoring news.

"NTV is a great team! These are different times. Was a great show. Time for short a commercial break. I'll be back!" he announced.

The seasoned anchor also asserted that he would be working on other projects in the meantime.

“This is the reality of the media landscape around the world and unfortunately, I was at the losing end of this one.

"However, this is not the end of my career in the media, I will be back on other platforms. All I have to say is watch this space,” he further told Capital FM. 

Masai's statement came hours after news emerged that he was among media practitioners sent home in ongoing reshuffles at the station.

Various reports from insiders indicated that more exits would follow in the coming days.

Masai's exit also came days after the station reshuffled its top leadership citing changing media landscape and the harsh economic climate that has affected revenue for media houses globally.

In the changes effected in November, former Citizen TV editorial director Joe Ageyo was appointed as the Group Editorial Director.

Nation Media Group building located at Kimathi Street in Nairobi CBD
Nation Media Group building located at Kimathi Street in Nairobi CBD