Group Digital Manager, Senior Anchor @ Citizen Tv- Royal Media Services
Senior Anchor, Current Affairs Editor @ KTN, Kenya
News Anchor & Reporter @ Standard Media Group
The Rusinga School Nairobi
Anne Kiguta is the Group Digital Manager and a Senior Anchor at Royal Media Services & Citizen TV Kenya. She was until her latest appointment the Chief Anchor and Current Affairs editor at KTN. There she pioneered the country's leading political segment Checkpoint and KTN Sunday Night. She was also a weekly political columnist for The Nairobian.
Anne Kiguta is the Group Digital Manager and a Senior Anchor at Royal Media Services & Citizen TV Kenya. She was until her latest appointment the Chief Anchor and Current Affairs editor at KTN. There she pioneered the country's leading political segment Checkpoint and KTN Sunday Night. She was also a weekly political columnist for The Nairobian. With three years in television, she has anchored live and exclusive events including NewsNight, a weekly current affairs series and State of the Nation, an in-depth look at Kenya’s socioeconomic scene.
At 29 years old, she is a Nutrition Advocate with international charity Save the Children. She is also a mentor with the Standard Group’s Eve-Sister programme which seeks to empower women and girls. She is a much sought after speaker, moderator and mentor. Anne is also a member of the Association of Media Women in Kenya.
She has interviewed a wide range of global leaders including Kofi Annan, Jeffrey Sachs, Luis Moreno Ocampo and Jesse Jackson among others. She has moderated various forums including the Young Presidents Organization – Kenya Chapter which featured Betsy Myers- the lead campaigner for US President Barack Obama’s women’s initiative.
Anne began her career at 18 years as a youth talk show host at Hope FM. Four years later she joined Capital FM as a reporter, anchor and on-line sub-editor. She joined KTN in 2011 and Royal Media Services in October 2013.
Anne is passionate about working with women and girls. She is mother to Sasha Wairimu, 4.
Group Digital Manager, Senior Anchor @ From October 2013 to Present (2 years 3 months) Senior Anchor, Current Affairs Editor @ *To carry out screen tests, direct and produce the audition process, identify talent and advise the board of directors on recruiting of anchors.
*To continuously train anchors on various techniques, house-style and image.
*To assign anchors various news products to host on a weekly basis including live or special events coverage.
*To plan continuous news coverage for special events including sustained coverage of Kenya's pre trial cases at the ICC, the 2010 referendum and the 72 hour 2013 general election’s continuous coverage.
*Monitor current affairs by liaising with a team of reporters and editors from The Standard, KTN and Radio Maisha news outlets and create a daily news agenda which determines the daily news broadcast on KTN.
*To source for news stories, conduct interviews and cover news events on location as well as collate field material and edit various news items.
*To produce and host various news segments including the premier Kenyan political talk show #Checkpoint on Sunday nights which has been lauded for setting the national agenda for the week.
*Conceptualize various news products including special features and shows for broadcast by other news anchors.
*To host various live and recorded news items including the prime time bulletins, breaking news and special events.
*To write weekly news columns on current affairs, gender and development themes. From April 2010 to August 2013 (3 years 5 months) News Anchor & Reporter @ Ensuring timely and accurate news casts by sub editing stories filed by reporters and voicing bulletins
· To deliver real-time news updates on-air on breaking news or developing stories and
· To monitor local and international media reports both for electronic and print media
· Regular maintenance of news website pages
· Sub editing web copy filed by reporters From 2009 to 2013 (4 years) Presenter & Producer @ The task was to carve out a niche audience for a newly founded station in a highly competitive market. It involved carrying out studies of the market, conceptualizing, launching and maintaining new projects.
It also included an advisory role to senior management on the best tools to achieve and maintain audience growth.
The work involved conceptualizing and budgeting for quarterly campaigns that would be run. It also meant implementing the programmes on-air with co-hosts.
I undertook audience research for the station sampling its primary audience. The pioneer research formed the basis for subsequent studies resulting in better tailored audience-specific programmes.
I worked to pioneer two radio shows and produced them for three years. One show’s segments grew into a stand alone programme. Both shows continue to air. From 2003 to 2006 (3 years)
Communications, Electronic Media & Public Relations @ Daystar University From 2004 to 2008 The Rusinga School Nairobi Anne Kiguta is skilled in: Editing, Broadcast, Storytelling, Public Speaking, Breaking News, Interviews, Research, Budgets, Journalism, Radio, Video Production, Media Relations, News Writing, Television, Radio Producing, Politics, Broadcast Journalism