Popular K24 senior reporter and news anchor Joy Kiruki Juma has been elevated to the role of Features Editor.
She announced the good news on her social media platforms at the weekend receiving accolades from her fans.
Kiruki, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Electronic Media) Degree from Daystar University and Master of Business Administration (Business Administration and Management) Degree from the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute, started her career at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation in 2006 as a TV producer.
She joined K24 in 2011 as a news anchor, reporter and producer during which time she has been involved in anchoring news bulletins, hosting Business Watch, conducting interviews, reporting news stories and producing Kids News, a children’s show.
Apart from being a senior reporter and anchor, she has also been a subeditor at the Mediamax Network-owned news stories.
In her new role, Kiruki is expected to enhance the variety of content at the station for both TV and digital platforms, which is set to unveil a new-look studio later this month. She has a bias for human interest stories.
Her promotion is part of the initial changes effected by Peter Opondo, who was named the Editor-in-Chief (TV and Digital) in a recent reshuffle announced by CEO Ian Fernandes.
K24 was left exposed early this year when KTN News raided DMS Place and took off with promising features reporter Grace Kuria leaving young reporter Melissa Hanif as the only features journalist at the TV station.
Opondo may be forced to go on a recruitment spree to beef up the desk.