News Editor in charge of research and planning – KTN 24 Hours Channel.
Yvonne Okwara is a Kenyan media personality with 10 years experience ranging from radio to television. She has been at the centre of some of the country’s and regions most defining moments. She has hosted national discussions on civic education on Kenya’s constitution and historic 2013 elections. In 2013, she covered the political party primaries and general elections, the Supreme Court Election Petition and the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta as well as the Westgate Attack in September 2013. She has also covered the Ugandan and Tanzanian elections 2016 as well as President Obama’s visit to Kenya in 2015.
She has moderated several local and international panels comprising US Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, IMF Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe as well as former AFDB President Donald Kaberuka Yvonne is a Senior Anchor and News Editor in charge of Research and Planning at East Africa’s 24 hour news channel KTN News. She hosts a Sunday night talk show Checkpoint where she moderates analysts in a no-holds barred assessment of the week’s biggest stories.
She is also a media consultant for Kenya’s National Defence College Her notable interviews include President Uhuru Kenyatta, Dep. President William Ruto, Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya, Senators, Members of National Assembly, Business Icon Manu Chandaria, Chairs of Constitutional Commissions in Kenya, former Head of United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction in Kenya Pedro Basabe, Rebecca Garang’ widow of S. Sudanese leader John Garang’ , IMF Deputy MD Min Zhu, Somalia’s Foreign Minister Abdusalam Hedliyeh Omer, among other leaders in the region. Yvonne Okwara is a Bloomberg Africa Leadership Initiative Media (ALI Bloomberg) Fellow.