Media personality James Smart has bagged a top job at Nation media House where he will head the Podcasting department.
Announcing the news, Smart tweeted,
“EXCITED TO JOIN @NATIONMEDIAGRP TO LEAD EFFORTS IN PODCASTING. NEW TERRITORIES FILLED WITH SO MUCH POTENTIAL AND A PERSONAL PASSION OF MINE FOR A LONGTIME.”
Smart is an experienced journalist, he has worked for BBC, Capital FM, KTN and What’s Good Live Studios as a prime-time television anchor, and talk-show host based in Nairobi.
The journey to the top has not been easy for Smart. In a past interview, he revealed,
“I WAS BORN AND BROUGHT UP IN KOROGOCHO SLUMS, IN AN AREA CALLED HIGHRIDGE B BY MY GRANDPARENTS IN A TEN BY TEN SHANTY HOUSE.”
“MY GRANDFATHER WAS AN OFFICE MESSENGER SO HE ALWAYS CAME HOME WITH AN ASSORTMENT OF NEWSPAPERS THAT I WOULD DILIGENTLY PORE THROUGH THE PAPERS WHICH TRIGGERED MY INTEREST IN NATIONAL ISSUES AT A VERY EARLY AGE.”
His stint with TV began when he applied for a news anchor job at KBC, out of 300 applicants he topped the list. And as they say, the rest is history.
HE DESCRIBES HIMSELF AS “SIMPLY DRIVEN BY RUTHLESS AMBITION.”