Mark Masai Bags New Role After Firing By NTV

Masai however assured that he would still host the popular podcast alongside Okari...

Mark Masai Bags New Role After Firing By NTV
Mark Masai at his former NTV news studios. /FILE

Former NTV prime-time news anchor, Mark Masai announced that he had landed a lucrative role barely a month after he was fired from the Nation Media Group (NMG)-owned station.

Speaking while interviewing CNBC Africa correspondent Terryanne Chebet on the recent episode of The Social Newsroom podcast, Masai disclosed that he bagged a lucrative role with a Public Relations (PR) firm, whose name he did not reveal.

He further noted that three years ago, he had promised himself to begin transitioning to a better career which was different from the media industry.

Veteran journalist Mark Masai during an interview during the Social Newsroom podcast on January 16, 2023. /SEMABOX AFRICA

“I have gotten a good role with a good firm in PR and communications,” he announced, as Chebet, his co-host Dennis Okari and his peers congratulated him.

“On February 20, 2020, I wrote that by the end of three years, I would have started the process of transitioning to a high-level career which will be entirely different from media altogether. I wrote it into existence. Be careful what you write and pray for as it will come. Be ready for it.” 

Masai however assured that he would still host the popular podcast alongside Okari and take part in his other jobs, including gigs as a Master of Ceremony (MC).

“I will be hosting corporate gigs as an MC as well as doing social media influencer jobs. Once a journalist always a journalist," he added.

Following the end of his 14-year career at the TV station, Masai hinted at making a comeback with a brief post on December 7, 2022, touching on the aspect of Human Relations (HR) and how the segment at workplaces should be handled better.

“Let's face it, a conversation needs to be had about HR and how operations can be managed better. Watch this space...Today,” he wrote.

Later in the day, he was featured in a Twitter space hosted by Mwango Capital at 8 pm titled When HR Meets Tech In Africa. The financial media house had earlier publicly invited him for the highly anticipated online conversation.

Masai also indicated that he plans to start a YouTube channel to connect with his fans, highlighting that he would take the same path as former Kiss 100 presenter Adelle Onyango who ventured into digital media following her exit from Radio Africa Group.

On December 1, 2022, he shared a video montage of his special moments while anchoring at the station since 2008 and praised the station for putting together a great team to achieve success.

"NTV is a great team! These are different times. Was a great show. Time for short a commercial break. I'll be back!" he wrote.

Masai's statement came after Viral Tea was reliably informed that he was among the senior journalists affected by the mass firings at NMG. Insiders had indicated that he was given the termination letter on his way to reading the previous night's bulletin and was professional until his exit.

Collage of former NTV news anchors Mark Masai and Dennis Okari. /FILE