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EXCLUSIVE: NTV hires top journalist Olive Burrows from rival station – PHOTOS

NTV has hired one of the most experienced journalists in Kenya from rival media house Capital FM.

Nairobi News can exclusively reveal that Olive Burrows, a hard-nosed interviewer, will soon be crossing a few streets from Lonrho House to Nation Center to join the Nation Media House owned TV station as a news presenter.

A well placed source within NTV, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that indeed Ms Burrows has been hired and will soon be gracing TV screens.

“She will be anchoring and rumour has it she will have her own show… when, we don’t know,” the source told Nairobi News.

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Capital FM staff giving Olive Burrows (centre) a send off. PHOTO | COURTESY

The graduate of Daystar University is reported to have already tendered her resignation at the radio station and even bid farewell to her colleagues on Friday.

Ms Burrows has over 10 years experience in the industry and is perhaps well remembered for interviewing US President Barack Obama when he visited Kenya in 2015.

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Olive Burrows interviews then US President Barack Obama on July 26, 2015 in Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY

Apart from interviewing Mr Obama, she has also interviewed President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Other notable personalities she has interviewed are UN Secretary General António Guterres, former US Secretary of State John Kerry and and Melinda Gates.

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Olive Burrows interviews President Uhuru Kenyatta. PHOTO | COURTESY