Former Nation Media Group (NMG) journalist Emmanuel Igunza has joined independent global news organisation Associated Press as a reporter covering the East Africa region.
The journalist revealed that he joined the station on Wednesday, after previously working with British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa as an Ethiopian-based correspondent.
Igunza will now be handling politics, business, climate change, human rights as well as international justice in East Africa.
While announcing the news, Igunza described his new job as a dream come true working with Associated Press.
AP is headquartered in New York, USA and has bureaus in Africa including Kenya, Cairo, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Senegal and Nigeria, from where majority of African stories are produced.
His exit from BBC Africa comes as the media industry is going through a shift from traditional to digital journalism with the majority of journalists are either resigning or being fired.
Throughout his career, Igunza has worked at Nation as a news anchor from March 2008 to August 2012, as well as London-based Institute of War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) as an international justice reporter.
This involved covering the role of Security Council in peace and security in Africa, and the changing face of United Nations peacekeeping missions on the continent.
He has since covered civil war in South Sudan, civil unrest and democratic changes in Ethiopia, the plight of refugees in the Horn of Africa and African migrants attempting to get to Europe through the Mediterranean sea.
"Igunza has also worked for the London-based Institute of War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) as an international justice reporter," reads part of his profile.
"At the United Nations, he is interested in covering the role of Security Council in peace and security in Africa, African calls for UN reform and the changing face of UN peacekeeping missions on the continent."