Olive Burrows (born on 16th October) is a renowned journalist in Kenya.
She walked into the spotlight after hosting the ‘NTV prime time news show’.
She also gained popularity for interviewing Barack Obama, former president of the United States, on his visit to Kenya in 2015.
Olive worked for Capital FM and today, she is a news anchor on NTV. She also is the host of the ‘NTV Weekend Edition show’.
|Name||Olive Kalekye Burrow|
|Alma mater||Bachelor of Arts in Communication|
She was born into the family of a Kenyan father and a Kamba mother.
Her father hails from a mixed background, father (English) while the mother (Tanzanian).
She is the only child her late mother had, though she has half-siblings (sisters and brothers). She grew up in Nairobi West.
She had her primary school academics at Malezi primary school in Lang’ata. Olive then furthered her education at Kenya High school.
Olive studied at Daystar University, from where she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
In May 2018, she became the face of NTV prime time news after she replaced Victoria Rubadiri.
She anchored the show alongside Dennis Okari. Olive and her colleague, Okari, went became the talk of the day after they made their first appearance on the NTV screen as a team.
Olive has a great interest in writing and she started as an editor at E-Girl.
She began to write on entertainment and contributed to many publications. Olive contributed to Destination Magazine, True Love, and EAM.
She worked shortly with the Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) for a few months (September 2007 to December 2007).
She then worked for Nation Media Group as a contributor for two (2) years (2007-2009).
Olive became popular upon joining ‘Capital FM News’ as a reporter, where she worked for six (6) years until May 2018.
In 2018, she took the position of the new face of NTV prime time news after she replaced ‘Victoria Rubadiri’.
She also had the opportunity of interviewing heavyweights including former president Barrack Obama.
Olive also interviewed Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, and many others.