Smriti Vidyarthi

Smriti Vidyarthi is currently working at Nation Media Group (NMG) as a Senior News Anchor and Editor at NTV Kenya.

Smriti presents news alongside Mark Masai, with whom she has graced TV screens for more than a decade. 

Vidyarthi is also a renowned moderator of discussions and political debates on TV and radio.  

On July 26, 2022, Smiriti moderated the Presidential Debate alongside KTN's Ken Mijungu. 

Smriti is the granddaughter of Kenyan veteran journalist Girdhari Lal Vidyarthi, who was an early pioneer of the free press in Kenya. 

Smriti’s grandfather, Girdhari Lal Vidyarthi, was the first journalist to be charged with sedition in Kenya. 

Vidyarthi first worked at K24 as News Anchor before joining NTV in 2008 in the same capacity. 

At NTV, Vidyarthi has hosted the Wild Talk show that aired on Tuesdays from 10 pm to 10.45 pm. 

In her career, Vidyarthi interviewed former First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at the Amboseli National Park about the HandsOffOurElephants campaign.

Other high-profile personalities she has interviewed include Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga, and Garissa Senator (Westgate Hero) Abdul Haji.

In 2013, the journalist won the Television & News Bulletin  Award at the Media Council's Annual Journalism Excellence Awards.