Debarl Inea hosts a panel in a past edition of K24's Punchline. The anchor is set to join KTN. [Photo/ K24 TV]
Debarl Inea hosts a panel in a past edition of K24's Punchline. The anchor is set to join KTN. [Photo/ K24 TV]

Popular news anchor and talk-show host Debarl Inea has joined Standard Group Plc’s KTN from Mediamax-owned K24.

Sources told Business Today that Inea had already signed his contract and would soon be unveiled as the latest star in KTN’s line-up as its steps up its news coverage with one eye on the looming 2022 General Elections.

KTN recently unveiled experienced anchor Fred Indimuli who joined the station from KBC – the state broadcaster which itself had a rebrand this year. Indimuli’s appointment followed the exit of Ben Kitili.

Kitili was a news anchor who cut a niche for himself as host of weekly political talk-show Inside Politics on KTN. He left after 8 years to join NTV as the News Editor.

Inea gained fame as the host of the morning show AM Live on NTV which featured regular round-table debates with leaders and other opinion leaders on the issues of the day. He later joined K24 in January 2021.

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At K24, Inea replaced Ann Kiguta who hosted the prime-time Punchline show, a news show which features one-on-one interviews with politicians, leaders and others influential figures.

Inea first shot to prominence as a participant in the early seasons of music reality show competition Tusker Project Fame (TPF).

The multi-talented media personality is also a Procurement Specialist.

Stations will be competing for eyeballs this election season with the politics expected to drive up ad spend for TV, Radio, Print and Out-of-Home (OOH) media.

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