Citizen TV news anchor Victoria Rubadiri announced that she will be taking a break from Citizen Tv for three months.
Victoria will be attending a three-month training in London courtesy of BBC World News Komla Dumor Award she won in 2020.
Rubadiri is the sixth winner of the award, after Solomon Serwanjja, Waihiga Mwaura, Amina Yuguda, Didi Akinyelure and Nancy Kacungira. She is also the second Kenyan to win the award.
She awed judges with her eloquence and passion for telling African stories on both traditional media platform.
As a result, Rubadiri will begin her three-month placement which begins in September and will run through till December at the BBC.
She will be attending a training course with the BBC Academy before joining BBC News teams – across TV, radio and online. The training will also provide her with the opportunity to gain skills and experience across BBC News platforms.
Rubadiri acknowledged that she was excited at the prospect of learning new skills at the BBC. And to be able to connect with audiences locally, regionally, and internationally.
During her last Sunday live bulletin alongside Jeff Koinange, Victoria revealed that she would be leaving.
Jeff surprised her with a finger-licking cake as he praised her prowess wishing her all the best. We know you are going to shine like a diamond. Here is a cake for you. We will cut it afterwards, but for now, let us wish you all the best Victoria.
Rubadiri thanked him and added that she too would miss him. This is so beautiful… Thank you so much. The time has come. London is calling. I will miss you, Jeff. I will see you in December…
Congratulations to Victoria.