Rubadiri has interviewed some of the leading names in politics and current affairs in Africa
Kenya’s Victoria Rubadiri wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award
Rubadiri is a presenter with Citizen TV in Kenya, where she hosts the channel’s prime-time shows.
She’s a multifaceted journalist in East Africa and has interviewed some of the leading names in politics and current affairs.
The award was created to honour Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in 2014.
Rubadiri is the sixth winner of the award, following in the footsteps of Solomon Serwanjja, Waihiga Mwaura, Amina Yuguda, Didi Akinyelure and Nancy Kacungira. She is the second Kenyan to win the award.
Rubadiri will begin her three-month placement at the BBC by attending a training course with the BBC Academy before joining BBC News teams – across TV, radio and online – which will provide her with the opportunity to gain skills and experience across BBC News platforms.
“Komla was a well-rounded journalist whose style, though authoritative, was also compassionate, empathetic and uplifting. His ability to give the facts comprehensively, and yet still be attuned to his audience, was something I admired and a skill I seek to emulate,” said Rubadiri.