Larry Madowo is set to join the glorious ranks of Kenyans who have studied at a prestigious ivy league school. The journalist is set to become an alumnus of Columbia Journalism School.

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Larry Madowo has joined prestigious Ivy League university, Columbia Journalism School. photo credit: Instagram

He revealed this information on his social media pages. He wrote:

Some personal news: I’m honoured to be heading to @columbiajournalism this summer. I have no words now, just gratitude (Link to announcement in my bio)

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Larry Madowo has joined prestigious Ivy League university, Columbia Journalism School. photo credit: Instagram

The comments to his post were very supportive with some examples below:
veramijungu: Well done Larry, sky is the limit…
teddyisaacs: Congratulations @Larrymadowo you are my inspiration.
leahanindo: All the best kaka mdogo.
n.y.a.w.a.d.e: Great steps boss. Real proof that all enclosures have multiple doors. Kudos Ondiek!
alvinwachira_: You go @larrymadowo 1f57a - Larry Madowo will be paid Ksh 6 million for 9 months! Journalist back in school1f57a - Larry Madowo will be paid Ksh 6 million for 9 months! Journalist back in school you might end up interviewing Pres. Obama and winning the bet you made with Jeff Koinange1f440 - Larry Madowo will be paid Ksh 6 million for 9 months! Journalist back in school1f602 - Larry Madowo will be paid Ksh 6 million for 9 months! Journalist back in school
truphyhapisu: Happy for you Larry.Congratulations
churchillagutu: Inspired1f62d - Larry Madowo will be paid Ksh 6 million for 9 months! Journalist back in school1f62d - Larry Madowo will be paid Ksh 6 million for 9 months! Journalist back in school1f62d - Larry Madowo will be paid Ksh 6 million for 9 months! Journalist back in school

Larry joins 10 other individuals from across the world that are among the 2019-2020 Knight-Bagehot Fellows.

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The fellowship is in its 44th edition and is the largest and most rigorous mid-career journalism program, in the world and is based in New York City.

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Graduate_School_of_Journalism_at_Columbia_University. photo credit: Commons Wikimedia

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.

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Larry Madowo has joined prestigious Ivy League university, Columbia Journalism School. photo credit: Instagram

The fellowship program begins in August 2019. Larry Madowo has had an interesting and memorable career so far. He started at KTN then moved to NTV as a lead anchor and a host of the hugely popular show, ‘The Trend’.

After the contentious media environment last year, he resigned from the Aga Khan-owned media house and left to join the BBC as the business editor.

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Larry Madowo with Linus Kaikai. The journalist has joined prestigious Ivy League university, Columbia Journalism School. photo credit: Instagram

According to the Columbia University website, Larry leads a unit of nearly 30 journalists spread across Africa and London.

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