Former KTN Anchor Officially Joins NTV

He was one out of the slew of hirings by NTV from rival media stations ahead of the August 9, 2022, general elections coverage.

Former KTN Anchor Officially Joins NTV
An image of NTV studios. /FILE

Former KTN News anchor, Brian George Otieno, has joined Nation Media Group (NMG)’s TV station NTV.

Otieno disclosed on his social media handles that he had been at NTV for a month before the station officially unveiled him.

He is working as its business reporter and will report on businesses in the informal and financial markets. He will also discuss money-making and investment ventures.

Ex-KTN News Anchor and Business reporter Brian George Otieno at the NTV studios. /TWITTER

"Sorry I forgot to mention. It's been exactly a month now since August 15 when I started a new job as a broadcast journalist at NTV. Here's to being intentional," the journalist stated.

Speculation was rife that he would join the Kimathi Street-based media house after exiting KTN News in August 2022.

"Kwa ground there is life and then there is value addition and then getting to the market. We will cross borders to bring you news," Otieno stated in the video shared by NTV.

He was a business reporter for KTN News and KTN Home when he worked as a news anchor and broadcast journalist for three years.

He did a Bachelor's Degree in Tourism Management from Moi University and a higher diploma in Media Communications and Broadcast Journalism from Aga Khan University. At Aga Khan, he is currently pursuing a Masters Programme in Digital Journalism.

Otieno was one out of the slew of hirings by NTV from rival media stations ahead of the August 9, 2022, general elections coverage. The station also recruited Swahili news anchor, Frederick Muitiriri from TV47 and has been a common feature on Swahili news bulletins since.

Muitiriri has an illustrious career that began from his stint at the National Police Service (NPS) and then spells in media, most notably Standard Media Group (SMG), Royal Media Services (RMS) and Switch TV, now rebranded to Switch Media.

The station had also poached sports journalist Bernard Ndong after he left Citizen TV, having worked at RMS for 13 years.

“Bernard joins as our team lead (Sports Editor) for NTV and as an integral part of the wider NMG sports desk team. I believe we are building the most formidable sports desk and we shall lead the way in sports journalism,” Elias Makori, Nation Media Group’s Sports Managing Editor, said in an internal message to staff.

The sports desk was compensating for the silent departure of Idah Waringa from the station, one of the biggest female sports anchors of the modern generation in the country. 

Side by side image of former NTV news anchor Idah Waringa. /FILE