Articles by Rosalia Omungo

Rosalia Omungo is a television journalist and has served as managing editor for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) in Nairobi, where she led the Health, Science and environment desk. She is a Knight Science Journalism fellow (2017), recently returned to Kenya after completing the program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her work entailed leading special projects, mentoring reporters, fostering partnerships to promote excellent reporting in Kenya’s public broadcaster, commissioning stories for the broadcast as well as setting the tone for reporting. She has reported widely on climate change and adaptation, energy, forests, water, biodiversity, technology and agriculture. In 2009, she won a Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) fellowship during which her main assignment was covering UN negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was the first Earth Journalism Scholar at the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she spent Spring 2014 semester taking advanced classes in journalism and environmental studies. Her work has also earned me accolades among them Commonwealth award for excellence in reporting environment in Africa (2010). She is the chairperson of the Kenya Environment and Science Journalists Association (KENSJA) and member of the Executive Committee of the Kenya Editors’ Guild as well as the Society for Environmental Journalists (SEJ). She holds a Masters degree in Development Communication from Daystar University, Kenya and a post-graduate diploma broadcast journalism from University of Nairobi, School of Journalism.