Uganda’s Catherine Byaruhanga starts news anchoring role at BBC

Catherine Byaruhanga described her new role as News anchor at the BCC as the 'start of a new chapter'

The Ugandan media fraternity over the weekend reached yet another milestone as journalist Catherine Byaruhanga was elevated to the role of news anchor at BBC, a global broadcaster based in London, UK.

Through her social media, Ms Byaruhanga revealed the exciting news to her fans describing it as the “start of a new chapter.”

“After a decade reporting from across Africa and other parts of the World, I am starting a new j ob as a presenter and correspondent,” Byaruhanga said in a post via her X account.

She added that as a correspondent, she will continue “telling stories from the UK and around the world.”

Byaruhanga joined the BCC in the late 2000s as a producer before being assigned as a field journalist in 2012 to cover African countries including, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, the Central African Republic, and Somalia.

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Her journalistic work since has involved traversing different parts of the world to report on breaking stories and other important global events such as the immigration crisis in the US, the Russia-Ukraine war, and the recent military coups in West Africa.

At the BBC, Byaruhanga now joins another Ugandan Allan Kasujja, who has been working as a presenter of the BCC Radio program “News Day” since 2012.

She is also joining another talented Ugandan presenter and correspondent, Ms Nancy Kacungira, who recently became one of the main presenters and correspondents following the merger of BBC World News and BBC News in April 2023.

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Ms Kacungria presents the evening programs; Daily Global with Nancy Kacungira, The Context, and the BBC Weekend News,

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