Day Break, Hot Drive (hot96)
Zindzi Kibiku is one of Kenya’s excellent broadcasting journalist. As a TV news anchor and reporter currently with Citizen TV, one of the biggest news networks in Kenya, she co-anchors Day Break- a four hour breakfast that highlights the politics of the day, civil society, governance and entrepreneurship. As the only female host on the show, Zindzi Kibiku morderates conversations from both the political front and social issues. When she is not on TV Zindzi Kibiku has her pulse on radio to where she co-host The Drive show on Hot 96. Her moderation skills have seen her guide conversations from Social Media Week to Goethe Institute to mention a few.
Her vast experience in journalism started at her previous assignment having worked for KTN News – East Africa’s first local 24 hour news channel. At KTN News, she functioned as a producer, reporter and co-anchor for the three hour morning show discussing issues around tech, health, entertainment as well as political conversations.
Zindzi Kibiku is passionate about women and young people of the continent. She intentionally created a sober platform where youth could have their say. In her role as the host and flag bearer for Youth Café she created a platform for Africa’s youth to highlight what is important to her generation and point out issues from different spectrums in politics, socio-economic as well as portraying individual young talents and businesses. The show was launched during Kenya’s 2017 general election that would see a vast number of youth vote for the first time.
Zindzi Kibiku has also had a chance to work on radio. At a community radio station, she presented Global Business Today. The goal was to inform listeners on business news around the world and within Kenya with the aim of making it easy to digest.
Before finding her way to the news room Zindzi Kibiku did not shy away from from YouTube where she would upload short funny clips at a time when vlogging was not popular in Kenya.