Jeff Koinange is arguably the highest paid journalist of this generation in Kenya. Besides his rich background history, Jeff Koinange has as well accumulated wealth and his is regarded as one of the richest journalist. His carrier as seen him transition from working for international medial houses such as CNN, ABC News to Local media houses where he has worked for KTN, K24 and the latest Citizen where he works as both TV and Radio Presenter. In this article, we look at Jeff Koinange’s salary, wealth and Background History.
Jeff Koinange salary, wealth and Background History
Jeff Koinange Salary
To hire Jeff Koinange to your for your media house has its own causalities as you will have to dig deeper into your pocket to pay him. It costs arm and a leg to hire a good presenter with a good reputation but to hire Jeff, you will have to add a kidney.
Considering his profile Jeff will always add value wherever he goes. He is super influential and the only presenter who can easily bring who is who of this country on his show with ease. Jeff has also a name in most countries around the world and he is one lucky presenter who has had first encounter with life changing events across the world in his journalism career.
Royal Media services that owns Citizen TV and Hot 96 FM where Jeff Koinange works is reported to be coughing out over Ksh.2,000,000 monthly to keep him at the station. Wait, Did Ijust say Ksh. 2M!!? Yes you heard me right, Jeff Koinange is reported to be earning a net pay of over Ksh.2 Million monthly.
So why is he getting such a hefty cheque each month?
Jeff Koinange Work Duties and Responsibilities at Royal Media
The hefty cheque that Jeff Koinange takes home each month does not come easily. Apart from his oratory and negotiation skills that makes him stand out, Jeff Koinange is one hell of a man who is workaholic. This guy loves his work to the core that you might think his home is just outside the media house.
Jeff Koinange will keep you glued to your TV set watching his show JKL show close to midnight and the following day his voice will wake you up on Hot 96 morning show. Apart from presenting news at Citizen TV, and running the morning show program at Hot 96, Jeff Koinange does the voice overs of most adverts at Citizen.
On several occasion you will also find Jeff on the ground reporting news both locally and internationally for Citizen TV.
Jeff Koinange Work History and Award
Jeff Koinange has worked for several media houses in and outside Kenya.
Between 1991 and 1992 Jeff Koinange worked for ABC News
Between 1994 and 1995 Jeff was a Producer at NBC, where his mandates entailed the production of content that was to air via the news network.
Between 2001 and 2007 Jeff was CNN’s Senior Africa Correspondent, responsible for reporting from across the African continent. Since joining CNN in 2001, he covered a wide range of African issues and events with dedication and professional impartiality while using his experience to report on topics sympathetically yet address the issue at hand in all the seriousness it deserves.
Jeff would later work as the Chief Anchor, Africa, for Arise Television Ltd based in Johannesburg and responsible for covering the entire continent. Arise Television is the continent’s first Africa-owned, Africa-run News Channel focusing on Africa, African Americans, and the African Diaspora.
Jeff would later move to local stations in Kenya where he worked for KTN. He would later move to K24 and currently he is working with Royal Media Services.
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Jeff Koinange Awards
- In 2005 Jeff was awarded a Television Emmy for coverage of the devastating famine in the West African nation of Niger.
- In 2006 the remarkable journalist was awarded The George Foster PEABODY Award for his coverage of the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina.
- In the same year 2006, Jeff was awarded the Vernon Jarrett Bronze Medal for ‘Best Feature’ on ‘Mass Rapes in the Congo.’
- Still in 2006 Jeff was awarded The Prix Bayeaux for War Correspondents for humanely reporting on the civil war in the Congo.
- In 2007 he was awarded the Vernon Jarrett Bronze Medal for ‘Famine in Malawi.’
- In 2008 Jeff was awarded the Moran of the Order of The Burning Spear (MBS).The MBS Award is the highest honor accorded a Kenyan civilian by the President of Kenya for contribution to journalism in Kenya, Africa, and internationally.
Jeff is also the author of the best selling book “Through My African Eyes”
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