Harriet Constable is a multimedia journalist based in London, UK with regular travel to Africa. She covers a wide range of topics from environment and conservation to issues affecting women and minorities in print, radio and video. She's explored the August 2017 Kenyan election through the eyes of a rollerblading subculture in Nairobi, tracked rhinos on foot for a story about community conservation initiatives in Northern Kenya, and investigated the deadly global demand for sand. Her work is featured in outlets including the The New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, The Times, Financial Times, NPR, The Economist, and she is a Rough Guide to Kenya co-author. Originally from London, Harriet worked at the Financial Times before moving to Africa in 2015. Previously based in Nairobi, Kenya, she was a 2016/17 board member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of East Africa (FCAEA), and has received hostile environment and emergency first-aid training. She was based in Johannesburg for a year and recently completed Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism video course in New York. Harriet's live reporting at Kenya’s 2016 Ivory Burn was part of the WildAid #JoinTheHerd campaign, which won awards with Cannes Lions and The Drum. She was shortlisted for AITO Young Travel Writer of the Year 2017 and for Broadcast Programme of the Year at the Travel Media Awards.
I have been featured a number of times on the BBC's From Our Own Correspondent. In this programme I talk about two mothers in South Africa who lived with HIV for decades without telling their families
Reporting live from the Ivory Burn event in Nairobi National Park, Kenya, April 2016.