On March 29th, Larry Madowo officially announced his controversial departure from local media house, Nation Media Group (NMG), where he had been working from October 2010 with a break when he briefly joined CNBC Africa. While at NMG he successfully launched the show ‘PM live’, hosted a popular weekly show ‘Money Matters’ and his most recent position had been hosting ‘The Trend’ show. He expressed bittersweet sentiments about leaving NMG on his social media but today he shared that he had secured a spot at international media house BBC.

I’m thrilled to be joining the BBC and look forward to amplifying stories about entrepreneurship, ingenuity and innovation that I’ve witnessed as I have travelled all over Africa. I grew up admiring the quality of journalism the BBC produces around the world and it is an honour to be a part of a bold new team that will tell authentic African stories for audiences across multiple platforms. Larry Madowo.

He confirmed the new position today via his Twitter account and expressed his enthusiasm on joining BBC News Africa team as a Business Editor.