Edith Honan

Edith Honan

Nairobi, Kenya


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Edith Honan

Edith Honan reported for Reuters for nearly a decade, in New York and then as East Africa correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2016, she became a freelance journalist, based in Nairobi, and her work has appeared in Buzzfeed, the Financial Times, Roads & Kingdoms and other publications. In 2017, she became the founding editor of NairobiSideHustle.com, an online general interest magazine. 

Work Experience 
Reuters, East Africa Correspondent		 						      2014-2016
•	Interviewed Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders; covered major news events, including the 2015 Garissa University attack and Uganda's 2016 presidential elections

Reuters, U.S. Correspondent based in New York  	      		                      2007-2014
•	Covered major events in the Northeast, including local elections, mass shootings and human interest stories; covered Manhattan Federal Court and New York City Hall
•	Wrote multiple "Special Report" investigations

Education
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism: New York, NY
•	MS, Journalism: May 2006
Middlebury College: Middlebury, VT								
•	BA, Literary Studies (American and Russian literature)

SKILLS

 
English

Skills:


The Hellraisers of Nairobi: a profile of female human rights defenders who work in Nairobi's informal settlements. (Nairobi Side Hustle magazine)


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