The Associated Press (AP), has appointed multi-talented Kenyan journalist Evelyne Musambi to be its new reporter for the East African region.
AP Media Relations Manager Nicole Meir says the appointment of Ms Musambi was announced by the AP Deputy News Director for Africa Andrew Drake in a memo to staff on Wednesday.
In a memo to staff on Wednesday, Mr Drake said he was very pleased to announce a strong new addition to the AP Africa team.
“Evelyne Musambi will be joining our Africa news team as East Africa reporter, starting Nov. 1 and based out of Nairobi, Kenya.”
He added that Ms Musambi had over 10 years of media experience, including with Kenyan newspaper The Nation, and for the last three years with the BBC, during which she has honed an impressive multiformat skillset and a passion for breaking news.
“She has extensive experience developing, often collaboratively with local stringers, and reporting stories across the East African region including recently on the ongoing civil war in northern Ethiopia and the hotly contested Kenyan elections. She has reported stories of her own on a diverse range of beats, including on the health and environmental issues confronting many countries on the continent.”
Ms Musambi,worked for Nation Media Group where she wrote articles for Daily Nation and its Nairobi News site before moving to BBC in the year 2019.
The Associated Press, which was founded in 1846, is an American non-profit news agency which is headquartered in New York with a membership of US newspapers and broadcaster.