NMG Group Managing Editor Pemela Sittoni Lands Position at International Organisation

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

Nation Media Group's Group Managing Editor Pamella Sittoni has been appointed a member of the Board of Trustees at the Thomson Foundation.

In a statement on Monday, the foundation revealed that Sittoni was appointed alongside investment expert, author, and former financial journalist, Katharine Campbell.

In their new role, the two will oversee and guide the work put out by the foundation, which is associated with the world-renowned Reuters media.

According to the organisation, Sittoni was tapped for her extensive experience in the media industry accumulating over two decades.

Daily Nation's Group Managing Editor Pamella Sittoni.
Daily Nation's Group Managing Editor Pamella Sittoni.
Pamella Sittoni

She was the first woman appointed executive editor and managing editor of Daily Nation, which ranks as the most-read newspaper in the country.

"Pamella has two decades of experience working in journalism in Africa, with extensive specialism in forging partnerships, editorial management, and media advocacy," read the statement in part.

Reacting to her appointment, Sittoni revealed that she was ecstatic to join the global organisation which prides itself in advancing journalism causes.

“I look forward to working with the distinguished trustees and staff of Thomson Foundation to contribute to journalism at a time when the profession faces serious threats and challenges," she stated.

"I hope to use my experience over the years to advance Thomson’s mission to support journalists and the ecosystem in which they operate."

Her achievements include being named Laureate of the Women in News Editorial Leadership Award for Sub-Saharan Africa by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA).

In a previous media interview, Sittoni revealed that she joined NMG in 1993 after completing her post-graduate studies in journalism and climbed up the ranks from reporter to her current position.

"I was a reporter for slightly over a year before I became a Sub-Editor. I was later promoted to Assistant Deputy Chief Sub-Editor, then Deputy Chief Sub-Editor and, later, Chief Sub-Editor. In 2003, I took a big leap of faith and career and left Nation Media Group to take up the position of Deputy Managing Editor at the Standard Group," she stated.

She rejoined the media house in 2012 as the Managing Editor of the East African before she transitioned to the Executive Editor and Managing Editor positions at the Daily Nation.

Campbell, on the other hand, is an investment professional of twenty years’ standing, and a former journalist with the Financial Times in London and Frankfurt.

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