Host, Cheche, Citizen TV
Uduak Amimo is the host of Cheche, a weekly, current affairs talk show that airs on Citizen TV, East Africa’s leading television station. Uduak’s career in journalism started in Nairobi, Kenya as a television producer with Reuters TV after she had graduated from USIU with a BA (cum laude) in International Relations. She moved to Washington, D.C. where she had won a scholarship and teaching assistantship for her MA in Communications and Public Policy at American University in Washington, D.C. She went on to work at the Voice of America in Washington. Uduak then moved to London to work for the BBC, presenting, producing and editing the flagship programs, Network Africa and Focus on Africa, and helping craft editorial policy as the organization’s Senior Editorial Advisor. She also was the BBC correspondent in Ethiopia and covered the African Union as part of that assignment. Uduak has reported from and trained journalists in several African countries. She has also interviewed many of Africa’s leaders and luminaries. She was one of the moderators of Kenya’s first ever, live, televised presidential debates. She was a 2014 Global Social Impact Fellow, a program offered by the University of Pennsylvania’s Centre for Social Impact Strategy. Uduak is a 2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute.