The 2020 BBC World News Komla Dumor Award has been given to Kenyan investigative reporter and TV anchor Victoria Rubadiri.
According to BBC, Rubadiri is a presenter with Citizen TV in Kenya, where she hosts the channel’s prime-time shows.
On other aspects of her career, Rubadiri who has interviewed some of the leading names in politics and current affairs is also known as a multifaceted journalist in East Africa.
On the history of the Komla Dumor, it was created to honour, a presenter for BBC World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in 2014.
So far, after Solomon Serwanjja, Waihiga Mwaura, Amina Yuguda, Didi Akinyelure and Nancy Kacungira, Rubadiri is the sixth winner of the award and the second Kenyan to win the award.
Some career benefits are attached to the award as: 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.
Rubadiri made some comments to express her feelings after receiving the award. She said:
“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.”