Kenyan TV Reporters Who Started as Camerapersons

  • BBC Broadcast Journalist Grace Kuria
    BBC Broadcast Journalist Grace Kuria
    Grace Kuria
  • While most journalists gain popularity as television or radio hosts, little is known about how they started their media careers. compiled a list of journalists who have made their mark in the Television industry but started as camerapersons.

    Grace Kuria

    Broadcast Journalist Grace Kuria at BBC Studios.
    Broadcast Journalist Grace Kuria at BBC Studios.
    Grace Kuria

    Grace Kuria rose to fame when she became a news anchor at The Standard Group Limited in 2019.

    She also hosted the Beyond the Scars Show at KTN and as well being a panel moderator.

    Her brilliance saw her land a new job at CGTN where she worked as a New Media editor from Feb 2021.

    Seven months after joining CTGN, she left the media organization to join BBC as a broadcast journalist.

    What many Kenyans do not know is that Grace Kuria spent her formative years working as a camera person at K24 TV.

    Clement Masombo

    Masombo made a name for himself working at Standard Group Limited as a video journalist for KTN News.

    Before being appointed as a video journalist, he had worked as a camera person for KTN News.

    The journalist also worked as a camera person for Magharibi TV from May 2016 to October 2017.

    It is his brilliance at Magharibi TV that saw him join KTN News in a similar capacity.

    Dennis Onsarigo

    Onsarigo rose to fame as an Investigative journalist/editor with Nation Media Group (NMG) and Standard Media Group.

    In 2022, he joined Raila Odinga’s campaign secretariat as the Communication Director.

    On October 27, 2022, Onsarigo took to social media to reveal that he had been appointed as Chief of Staff at the Nyamira County government.

    "I am excited. I commit to serve the people of Nyamira with utter professionalism," Onsarigo stated in his acceptance speech.

    Unknown to many, Onsarigo started his journalism as a cameraman for Concours d’Elegance - a classic car exhibition - at Carnivore grounds.

    Violet Otindo

    In 2013, many Kenyans got to know Violet when she became a reporter for Royal Media Services.

    The TV darling is one of the most experienced camera persons in Kenya.

    In 2011, she was the camera person in charge of general news at Mediamax Limited.

    In 2013, she was In-house Camera Operator Performing Arts for Tusker Project Fame.

    She has also been involved as a camera person for the Nairobi Half-Life film as well as the Sense 8 movie.

    Former Royal Media Services reporter Violet Otindo.
    Former Royal Media Services reporter Violet Otindo.
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