Larry Madowo will not be on our screens for the coming year. Why? Has he resigned or has he been fired? Chill out. None of that has happened to the esteemed BBC and former NTV T.V host.
The journalist is set to join the prestigious Columbia Journalism School. He will be taking a sabbatical from BBC where he was the Business Editor for Africa.
According to the Columbia University website, Larry leads a unit of nearly 30 journalists spread across Africa and London. Larry Madowo explained on his Instagram page why he will temporarily be exiting from BBC. He wrote;
Hard to believe that I’ve got just 3 weeks left with the BBC before taking a break to be a full-time student again at @columbiajournalism. New York City, I’ll see you soon but for now, Nairobi, be nice to me.
Madowo is one of the lucky few selected to be part of the 44th Knight-Bagehot fellowship in Business and Economics at the Columbia Journalism School in Newyork’s Columbia University for the 2019-2020 academic year.
He joins 10 other individuals from across the world which is the largest and most rigorous mid-career journalism program, in the world and is based in New York City.
Larry will most likely graduate in 2020 with a much deeper understanding of business, economics, technology and public policy. The fellowship comes with benefits such as:
– Colombia fully caters for each fellow´s tuition.
– For the 9 months, they will be on board, Larry will receive $ 60,000 (6,000,000) shillings for the period. The fellowship program begins in August 2019. Larry Madowo has had an interesting and memorable career so far.
It is not clear though is Madowo will go back to BBC once his fellowship at Columbia University will be over.