Olive Burrows replaces Victoria Rubadiri on Citizen TV as he on-air schedule is released

• Burrows was poached from NTV to replace Victoria Rubadiri on the Citizen Weekend team.

• She has been paired with veteran news anchor Jeff Koinange 

Celebrated media personality Olive Burrows

Celebrated media personality Olive Burrows is set to make her debut on Citizen TV on Saturday, June 1st, 2024.

Burrows was poached from NTV to replace Victoria Rubadiri on the Citizen Weekend team.

She has been paired with veteran news anchor Jeff Koinange and together they will be anchoring the Saturday and Sunday Live Primetime show.

Speaking on her new assignment, Burrows stated that she is happy to be joining Royal Media Services as she takes her career to the next level.

"I am incredibly honored to have joined the team. They have received me with open arms. And as iron sharpens iron, I look forward to a season of growth,"

"As a journalist, I'm keen to promote good governance and accountability with my news reports, and on Citizen Weekend you can expect to get the Kenyan perspective on global events. And if there's anything the Covid pandemic taught us, it's that we are never far removed from places we once thought were far removed from our part of the world,” she said in an interview with Citizen Digital.

Burrows worked at Nation Media Group for 6 years before leaving for greener pastures. She also worked at Capital FM as a news reader.

Olive Burrows
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"I love you guys. It has been an absolute privilege working here at the Nation Media Group for the last six years.

"They took a chance on me, and it has paid off, not just careerwise but also the friendships, and we remain comrades in arms because this craft we are in together for the greater good of Kenyans," Burrows said.

On the other hand, Award-winning media personality Victoria Rubadiri made her debut on Cable News Network (CNN) after leaving Citizen TV on May 3rd, 2024 where she was hosted by Eleni Giokos.

Rubadiri joined CNN International for a new role on its long-running multiplatform series Connecting Africa and as part of the network’s newsgathering operation in Nairobi.

“I’m extremely excited for the opportunity to work at CNN and to bring my experience and passion to its global audience. Connecting Africa champions the people, projects, and companies revolutionising African business and I’m looking forward to working alongside Eleni and the team to get out on the ground and tell these stories," Victoria said. 

In 2020, Rubadiri was awarded the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award for her exceptional talent in telling African stories.

Ms Rubadiri has reunited with her former colleague at NTV Larry Madowo.

She joined Citizen TV from the Nation Media Group in 2018.

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