Reports about Victoria Rubadiri leaving Royal Media Services, where she anchored prime time news on Saturdays and Sundays, emerged on Friday last week, with some speculating that she was headed for BBC as others said that CNN was her next home.

Rubadiri remained mum on the subject until  Tuesday April 30, 2024 when  CNN confirmed that she was the joining the media house.

In a statement on their socials, CNN detailed Rubadiri’s role which will include news gathering in Nairobi.

“CNN international is pleased to welcome @VickyRubadiri in a new role on it’s long running multi-platform series Connecting Africa and as part of the network’s news-gathering operation in Nairobi,” CNN stated.

In a post on Instagram, Victoria Rubadiri expressed excitement of her new role by sharing her photo while at the CNN studios.

“New chapter,” she captioned the photo, that attracted overwhelming congratulatory messages, from friends, family, colleagues, celebrities and Kenyans in general.

Her immediate former colleagues at Royal Media Services including Mashirima Kapombe, Lulu Hassan, Joyce Omondi, Jamilla Mohammed, Lilian Muli celebrated her achievement noting that it was well deserved.

A young Victoria together with her parents, sister and daughter


On the other hand, CNN Correspondent Larry Madowo, who also worked with Vicky at NTV said, “Congrats and welcome to CNN partner.”

Also not left behind were Victoria’s father Kwame Rubadiri and her mother Emmy Rubadiri.

“Couldn’t be prouder of you Vicky, what a wonderful journey and what a mighty God we serve,” her father said while her mother wrote, “Congratulations. We are soo proud of you Vicky. Front row seat to witness all the great things God has done in your life. Dreams are valid.”

The decorated journalist leaves Citizen TV  after nearly 6 years.

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