Alex Chamwada, a media consultant, is a Kenyan journalist with international repute. He holds a Masters degree in Politics and Mass Media from the University of Liverpool, a post-graduate diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Sciences from Moi University.
Alex has over fifteen years of experience in television production and reporting, especially in development journalism and governance. He is currently a special correspondent (freelancer) for Kenya Television Network, KTN. He is the producer and host of The Chamwada Report, a current affairs show that airs every Sunday at 8.30pm on KTN News Channel. He also has a weekly series on Kenyans in the diaspora titled Daring Abroad (it airs every Thursday 9pm on the same channel). Alex has worked with the Nairobi based Citizen Television, KTN and the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. He was decorated with the prestigious presidential commendation – Order of the Grand Warrior – by retired President Mwai Kibaki in 2010 for his professional reporting on reforms in Kenya. He is a fellow of the CNN International Professional Program. In 2000 (October to December), he undertook an internship at the Voice of America in Washington DC, USA. He has been a contributor for both CNN and VOA current affairs programmes. He is a food security fellow of the Oklahoma State University, following a study tour that was sponsored by the U.S. State Department in 2011 under President Barack Obama’s Feed The Future Initiative.
In 2013, Alex was crowned by the African Media Initiative as second runner-up in Africa’s most prestigious award on food security reporting for his compelling features on large scale farming in Somalia. Alex has interviewed nine African presidents on politics and development issues. He covered the US presidential elections of 2000 as well as 2008 from Washington DC. He is Married to Caroline Chamwada with whom they have three children. Alex was born on 16th August 1971