Citizen TV anchor Victoria Rubadiri is the 2020 BBC World News Komla Dumor Award winner.
She becomes the second Kenyan to win the prestigious award after her colleague Waihiga Mwaura in 2018.
“I am excited at the prospect of learning new skills at the BBC to be able to connect with audiences locally, regionally and internationally, no matter on which platform the story is being told.
“Komla was a well-rounded journalist whose style, though authoritative, was also compassionate, empathetic and uplifting. His ability to give the facts comprehensively, and yet still be attuned to his audience, was something I admired and a skill I seek to emulate,” Rubadiri told the BBC.
A statement on the BBC website said she impressed judges with her eloquence and passion for telling African stories on both traditional media platforms and social media.
Rubadiri is the sixth winner of the award, following in the footsteps of Solomon Serwanjja, Waihiga Mwaura, Amina Yuguda, Didi Akinyelure and Nancy Kacungira. She is the second Kenyan to win the award.