TV47 got a major boost on Tuesday, May 2, after veteran journalist Machari Wamugo signed on to serve as the institution's Group Editorial Director.
In a statement from Cape Media Limited signed by its CEO Ken Otwenyo, the company announced that Wamugo would be joining the Westlands-based media house that owns TV47 from China state-owned TV station, CGTN Africa.
“Cape Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Macharia Wamugo as Group Editorial Director effective 1st May 2023.
“Macharia will spearhead the group's editorial policy and leadership while advising the Chief Executive Officer and board on the best future-fit strategy for the editorial content,” the statement read in part.
Among the slate of brands at his disposal include TV47, Radio 47 and TV 47 Digital.
Additionally, Cape Media announced that Macharia will take up the role of Head of TV47 whose role includes overseeing the TV station's review and repositioning.
Macharia is one of the experienced journalists in Kenya having worked with CGTN Africa as Desk Planning Editor, a position he had held since August 2018.
The journalist has also worked with a host of local media stations in Kenya in a career spanning 19 years.
Macharia made his debut in the media industry in 2003, working as a reporter and news editor for Kameme FM.
After seven years at the Media Max-owned radio station, he moved to Radio Africa, where he worked as a news editor before briefly moving to Ebru TV for two years then KTN for less than a year.
His journalism career peaked locally when he was poached from KTN in 2015 by Royal Media Services where he served as a news producer for Citizen TV, a position he held until 2018.
Macharia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication (PR option) from Africa Nazarene University and is a Master’s in Media Leadership and Innovation student at Aga Khan University.