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Paydesk has 311 journalists in Nairobi. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Nairobi are KENNEDY WANDERA and Mohammed Yusuf.

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Journalists in Nairobi



Kennedy Wandera

Nairobi, Kenya
International Journalist.

Current Board Chair of the Foreign Press Association, Africa.
Languages
English
Services
Vox Pop News Gathering Photography

Mohammed Yusuf

Nairobi, Kenya
I’m an independent multimedia journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya, covering East Africa. I am a regular contributor to the Voice of America, Al Jazeera English online and other International outlets. I specialize in covering security and politics in the region.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Francis Ontomwa

Nairobi, Kenya
Francis Ontomwa is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Francis is an experienced bilingual investigative journalist and senior broadcast journalist with over a decade of leadership in international broadcasting. As a launch producer for BBC's current affairs show Kenya Connects, I successfully Read moreoversaw the launch and mentored early career journalists. Recognized for my in-depth reporting on public corruption, consumer rip-offs, and crime, with extensive experience spanning across Africa. Awarded the Media Council of Kenya's Press Freedom Award in 2017. Skilled in overseeing budgets, resource allocation, and mentoring emerging talent. Proficient in producing impactful content for various media platforms, upholding journalistic integrity, and driving positive change. Adept at managing complex investigations, fostering collaboration, and delivering engaging stories that resonate with diverse audiences.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Science & Environment
+13

Ronald Agak

Nairobi, Kenya
Ronald Agak is a multimedia journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. For the past eight years I have worked in the media industry in different capacities and I have gained immense skills in research, news gathering and reporting, technical video and audio editing.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+7
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+7

Jimmy Makhulo

Nairobi, Kenya
Jimmy Makhulo is a very passionate visual story teller based in Nairobi. I studied journalism at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication and the ability to bring visual stories in multimedia form to life excites me a lot. 
Over the 10 years I have practiced journalism, I have perfected my skills Read morein videography and this has led me to work with some of the best media houses and organizations in the country to produce great award winning visual stories.
Having worked with Internews Kenya, one of the leading media development organizations in the world, as a TV trainer, I gained valuable experience by being exposed to technical, theoretical and practical aspects of visual storytelling, always being driven by a strong desire to effect change in the world through my visually strong, compelling and factual stories. 

I have over time used my expertise to tell different stories in multimedia form that connect with the audience in an emotional honest way, stories that have in turn had a great impact in the communities they were told from.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Vox Pop Video Rushes
+2
Skills
Fact Checking

James Shimanyula

Nairobi, Kenya
JAMES SHIMANYULA is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.


JAMES SHIMANYULA BIO
I am a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. For more than forty years, I have covered  South Sudan and Sudan. As well as being a journalist, I am the author of two history books: John Garang and the SPLA Read moreand The Birth of South Sudan. 
John Garang and the SPLA is the first known detailed study of South Sudan’s celebrated fighter, who died in a helicopter crash on July 30, 2005.
   The Birth of South Sudan delves deeply into the country’s history and exclusively traces remarkable events that have occurred since it separated from the north, now Republic of Sudan
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Roy Ncheeri

Nairobi, Kenya
Based in Nairobi, Kenya and with over 12 years experience in photography and video production, I am an all-rounder when it comes to media production. Over the years I have worked on a variety of projects for various media houses, companies and organizations both in Kenya and from around the world. Read moreThrough these amazing opportunities I have developed my skills as a videographer and photographer as well as gained skills in drone piloting, editing, producing and animation. I have gained competitive industry skills through high level production assignments I have been privileged to engage in and delivered results.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Documentaries Photography Interview
+1
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+22

Saida Swaleh Rashid

Nairobi, Kenya
Saida Swaleh Rashid is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Saida is an experienced multi- media award winning journalist with a proven record for over 13 years in writing, presenting, scripting, editing, translations and voicing. Her vast communications experience has enabled her to excel in Read moreperfecting the art of writing, work closely with a multidiscipline team, travelled to some of the most luxurious and remote places in and around Africa, interviewed high profile Government officials, covered general elections and understood the world of public health care better.

Saida holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and media studies from the University of Nairobi and currently working on her master’s in diplomacy from the same university. Saida has won several awards locally and internationally in her in depth reporting in matters health and human-interest stories. She has extensive training from Reuters and BBC including high risk training for journalists working in conflict areas (HEFAT).

Saida enjoys cooking, long drives, walks, traveling and a nice bar of chocolate.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+13
Skills
Current Affairs Technology Science & Environment
+10

Victoria Amunga

Nairobi, Kenya
Victoria Amunga is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Maureen Ojiambo

Nairobi, Kenya
Maureen Ojiambo is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her love for radio and website articles is what makes her an outstanding candidate for your pick. She has written several articles ranging from current affairs, be it politics, health science, business , education and many other fields. Her Read moremulti-skilled character in her field of expertise is exceptional.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) 360 Videography
+2
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Breaking News
+1

Juma Majanga

Nairobi, Kenya
Juma Majanga is a journalist.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+7

Reuben Kyama

Nairobi, Kenya
Reuben Kyama is a distinguished Kenyan journalist with over 15 years of experience in both broadcast and print media. Based in Nairobi, he has reported on a wide range of topics, with a particular focus on economic and international relations in Africa. His work has been featured in leading media Read moreoutlets such as The New York Times, Germany’s Deutsche Welle, and the Voice of America (VoA). Kyama's reporting delves into critical issues such as economic growth, youth unemployment, and policy development, often incorporating expert opinions to shed light on the continent's challenges and prospects for sustainable development.

Kyama's academic background includes graduate courses in the Erasmus Mundus Masters: Journalism, Media and Globalisation program at the University of Aarhus, University of Amsterdam, and City University London, supported by an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship from the European Union. He also attended the Danish School of Journalism in Aarhus as a DANIDA Fellow, courtesy of a fellowship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark. His educational pursuits have significantly contributed to his depth of understanding in his field.

In addition to his journalism career, Kyama is the founder of One World Public Relations, a rapidly expanding strategic communications firm in East Africa. He has provided consultancy services for international organizations, such as the World Health Organization at the African Union Summit in Uganda, and has led media campaigns for entities like the African Capacity Building Foundation. Kyama has also facilitated high-level media training workshops for various clients. Currently, he serves as the Africa Bureau Chief for Hoffman & Hoffman Worldwide and is a Fellow at the Africa Leadership Initiative Media Fellowship program, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, further cementing his role as a leading voice in African media and journalism.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+14
Skills
Fact Checking

Billie Odidi

Nairobi, Kenya
“Bill Odidi is a print and broadcast journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya with interests in News, Current Affairs, Sports, Art and Culture. He works with the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) in Nairobi. 
He also writes on music and the arts for the Business Daily and Daily Nation newspapers in Read moreNairobi and  contributes articles for various websites including www.thisisafrica.me and www.africareview.com.
Bill is also a board member of Music In Africa Foundation a web portal dedicated to the music sector in Africa and Ketebul Music, an independent music and documentary production outfit based in Nairobi.
Among his documentary projects with Ketebul Music are "Retracing Kenya's Funky Hits" (2012) and "Retracing Kenya's Songs of Protest" (2014) where he worked as a researcher and writer. He co-wrote a chapter for the book "Preserving Popular Music Heritage: Do-It-Yourself Do-It-Together" edited by Sarah Baker (Routledge 2015)
He has reported on stories from around East Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, the U.K, Netherlands, the U.S, Jamaica, China, and other parts of the world. He has contributed radio programs for the BBC World Service and Radio France International (R.F.I)
 In 2006, Bill was the winner of the Radio for Peace building, Africa (RPFA) “Radio Talk show for Peace building” Award
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+6
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Arts & Books
+4

Khadar Hared

Nairobi, Kenya
I’m an independent multimedia journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

I have more than nine years of experience and worked both as Radio and TV, Reporter, previously worked in several areas in Somalia including Mogadishu and Kismayo, where I have worked with several media stations as a correspondent Read moreand momentarily covering stories of east Africa primarily on Somali related titles. I also possesses abilities like Performance skills, Flexibility, compelling storytelling in the video, Shooting films, Editing, and writing.
Languages
English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+3
Skills
Politics War Reporter Research
+4

Dennis Wanyonyi

Nairobi, Kenya
Dennis Wanyonyi is a journalist.based in Nairobi Kenya, specialized in both Swahili and English presentation current attached to Voice of America Radio Swahili sports Desk.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking

Amos Wangwa

Nairobi, Kenya
AMOS WANGWA is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. An enthusiastic videographer,committed to delivering promised results,and remaining true to a unique artistic vision who brings exceptional knowledge and enthusiasm to every shoot.Proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro,Final Cut and Pinnacle. Talented Read morevideographer and video editor,versed in delivering top notch video and results oriented,and committed in producing a high quality finished product.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Vox Pop News Gathering
+7
Skills
Current Affairs Entertainment & Celebrity Health & Fitness
+6

Maryan Barre

Nairobi, Kenya
Maryan
Languages
Somali
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking

Jason Nyakundi

Nairobi, Kenya
Jason Nyakundi is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Nelly Moraa Nyangorora

Nairobi, Kenya
Nelly Moraa Nyangorora is a trained journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Worked as a news reporter and Editor for about 17 years for Kenyas Public Broadcasting station KBC. Assignments undertaken range from covering politics, Governance to human interest stories, which highlight the plight of Read morevulnerable groups, for example those in perennial drought situations in marginalized areas like Wajir. Carved a niche in reporting parliament and policy development stories. I have covered news stories for both Television and Radio as well as presenting them as an anchor.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop News Gathering
+2
Skills
Current Affairs Breaking News Climate Change
+1

Zainab Said

Nairobi, Kenya
ZAINAB SAID is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Yassin Wardere

Nairobi, Kenya
Yassin Wardere is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Languages
Somali
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking

Anne Macharia

Nairobi, Kenya
Hello there, fellow enthusiasts of the media world! I am Anne, your versatile companion in the realm of on-camera online experiences, live phoners for radio and TV, captivating audio packages, riveting interviews, and engaging documentary films. As a skilled fixer and field producer, I thrive in Read morecurating immersive content that captivates and informs audiences. With a kindled passion for crafting captivating stories, I am here to bring your vision to life, seamlessly blending creativity and expertise.
Languages
English Korean Swahili
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+2
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Science & Environment
+5

Intisar Salah

Nairobi, Kenya
Intisar Salah is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

I’m an independent multimedia journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

I have more than ten years of experience and worked both as Radio and TV, Reporter and presenter previously worked in Nairobi -Kenya where I have worked with several media Read morestations as a TV presenter and momentarily covering stories of east Africa primarily on Somali related titles. I also possesses abilities like Performance skills, Flexibility, compelling storytelling in the video, Shooting films, Editing, and writing.
Languages
English Somali Swahili
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
Politics Climate Change Fact Checking

Anne Ngugi

Nairobi, Kenya
Anne Ngugi is a Multitalented as a MultiMedia/bilingual  Senior Journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. With over a decade of experience in multimedia journalism, I possess the skills and experience required to excel in this role.
Throughout my career, I have thrived as a TV, Radio, and online Read morejournalist. My work at BBC World Service and Kenya Television Network honed my understanding of news reporting and storytelling. At BBC Africa, I'm particularly proud of a multilingual health piece that garnered over a million views across platforms. This accomplishment demonstrates my ability to capture audiences with relevant and engaging content.
As a multilingual journalist with extensive online experience, I excel at human-interest stories. I covered the impact of climate change in the region, conducted interviews on climate change and health, and reported on women's issues and conflicts in Rwanda and DRC. I am adept at sourcing credible information to deliver accurate and well-researched stories.


My skillset extends to scriptwriting, selecting visuals and sound, and crafting compelling narratives. I have experience in both field assignments and location shoots and collaborating effectively with camera crews to capture high-quality footage. Additionally, I am proficient in editing software to produce complete broadcast packages.
I am confident that my experience, skills, and enthusiasm make me a valuable asset you . I am eager to contribute insightful analysis, compelling storytelling, and accurate reporting.
Languages
English Lingala Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+15
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+20

Lucy Modi Igga

Nairobi, Kenya
Lucy Modi Igga is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.
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