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Smart move! Media persoanlity James Smart bags new gig at Nation Media group

Smart move! Media persoanlity James Smart bags new gig at Nation Media group

Media personality James Smart has bagged a top job at Nation media House where he will head the Podcasting department.

Announcing the news, Smart tweeted,

“Excited to join @NationMediaGrp to lead efforts in PODCASTING. New territories filled with so much potential and a personal passion of mine for a longtime.”

Smart is an experienced journalist, he has worked for BBC, Capital FM, KTN and What’s Good Live Studios as a prime-time television anchor, and talk-show host based in Nairobi.

The journey to the top has not been easy for Smart. In a past interview, he revealed,

“I was born and brought up in Korogocho slums, in an area called Highridge B by my grandparents in a ten by ten shanty house.”

He added,

“My grandfather was an office messenger so he always came home with an assortment of newspapers that I would diligently pore through the papers which triggered my interest in national issues at a very early age.”

His stint with TV began when he applied for a news anchor job at KBC, out of 300 applicants he topped the list. And as they say, the rest is history.

He describes himself as “Simply driven by ruthless ambition.”

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