Julie GichuruJulie Gichuru


Kenya

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Journalism, TV, Entertainment

Occupational Position: TV Host and Media Executive

Professional History


Julie is a journalist and news anchor in Kenya. She currently hosts the Africa Leadership Dialogues, a syndicated current affairs program with a focus on African development and growth. She is also a TV host with East African broadcaster, Citizen TV. She also has a weekly prime time news and current affairs program, Sunday Live with Julie Gichuru.

In 2009 Julie conceptualized and hosted Fist to Five for Change, which facilitated reconciliation and healing for victims and perpetrators of post election violence in Kenya. She has also pioneered an wide number of television shows, from the first Kenyan investigative TV series, The Inside Story, to various current affairs shows including the celebrated post election peace specials Voices of Reason.

Projects


In 2010 Julie and her husband Anthony established the Footprints Africa Foundation to engage and support innovative youths with a passion for development. The foundation has launched a dynamic high school debate platform, the Great Debaters Contest, in partnership with youth organization, Jamhuri Peace Foundation, and it has facilitated the Natembea Campaign, which seeks to give every child in East Africa access to a decent pair of shoes and engages in education on good hygiene.

Qualifications


Julie has numerous awards and fellowships and has recently been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 20 Young Power Women in Africa.

Education


LLB Law - Cardiff Law School
MBA - Cardiff Business School. Both are part of the University of Wales.

Programs


2012 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

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