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Ugandan Journalist Nancy Kacungira Lands BBC Award And Job

She worked at Serena Hotel based NTV as a news anchor for the 9:00 PM news (NTV Tonight) but later quit for greener pastures and joined Kenya Television Network (KTN) in October 2013, reasons for  her quitting are still scanty though. However, things have been going on well for her in the Swahili Nation but it is yet another time for her to also quit the Kenya based TV Station.

The best news befell Nancy after impressing the judges at BBC with her well-rounded knowledge of the complex issues facing Africa and her awareness of the challenges involved in covering the African continent. Her passion for telling Africa’s diverse stories and challenging preconceived stereotypes reflect ‘deceased’ Komla Dumor’s devotion on Africa.

Born and raised in Uganda, Nancy has been an anchor for KTN’s prime time news and has reported from Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. She also produces and presents a weekly segment that tells the inspirational stories of people working to better their local communities, and is KTN’s Social Media Editor. Prior to joining KTN, Nancy also presented for Power FM (104.1) in Kampala, and has also worked in digital marketing.

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Nancy becomes the first winner of the award

“I am so greatly honoured and humbled to be the winner of this award. What I am most grateful for is the incredible opportunity given to me by the BBC to take my passion for African stories to the world stage and I look forward to reflecting the intriguing nuances of our continent in the story I will produce. I have always believed deeply and resolutely in the immense power and potential of Africa and Africans, and Komla Dumor was for me one of the best examples of that, not just in his body of work, but in his personality too. To be a part of continuing his legacy is such an honour it feels almost like a dream” happy Nancy Kacungira said.

She will be joining the BBC News teams in London for a three month placement starting in September. This placement provides her an opportunity to gain skills and experience working with teams across BBC News on TV, radio and online reaching the BBC’s audiences of 308 million across the world.

This award that Nancy successfully won was organized in honour of BBC presenter Komla Dumor who passed away in January 2014, and aims to continue Komla’s legacy by celebrating African journalism and finding exceptional talent.

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