CNN’s Larry Madowo finally graduates after 2-year wait
CNN anchor and international correspondent Larry Madowo has finally graduated from the New York-based Columbia University following a two-year delay.
After being away from social media for close to four months, Madowo took to Twitter to share the good news with his followers and fans.
The renowned journalists graduated with a Masters in Business and Economics Journalism.
“My in-person graduation from @Columbia was delayed by 2 years but it was still special. I came back to New York to confirm that my master’s in Business & Economics Journalism was real. It is & they haven’t changed their minds,” he wrote.
My in-person graduation from @Columbia was delayed by 2 years but it was still special.
I came back to New York to confirm that my master’s in Business & Economics Journalism was real. It is & they haven’t changed their minds pic.twitter.com/0s9FFY1bEj
— Larry Madowo (@LarryMadowo) May 20, 2022
This also comes at the back of yet another important feat in the celebrated journalist’s career who marked one year at CNN on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
Madowo, in the LinkedIn post, urged his followers to suggest to him some of the stories they would like him to cover in the African continent.
“I’m one year old at CNN today. It’s been an extraordinary year reporting and anchoring from 4 continents and I couldn’t be more grateful,” he said.
“But I’m an African first and I’d love to tell more of our stories. Do you have any ideas? Please share in the comments or slide into my DMs.”
In his illustrious career, Madowo has served at various media houses both locally and internationally.
Madowo worked for KTN, NTV, before proceeding to work for CNBC Africa, where he anchored the business channel’s daily market shows Open Exchange, Power Lunch and Closing Bell in Johannesburg.
He also served as the BBC’s North America Correspondent in Washington, D.C., covering major U.S. news stories including the Covid-19 outbreak, the 2020 presidential election and the protests following the death of George Floyd and the trial of Derek Chauvin.