Victoria Rubadiri Biography
Victoria Rubadiri was a reporter and Prime-time news anchor for NTV‘s Weekend Edition that airs every Friday to Sunday at 9pm. Rubadiri also hosts and produces the Women and Power segment that airs every Saturday during the Prime-time bulletin.
Victoria Rubadiri has a background in radio working as a business journalist and news presenter at Capital FM in Nairobi for almost two years. She did freelance work in Public Relations in New Jersey and New York prior to her return home. Vicky is not extravagant, yet she isn’t mean too.
She enjoys cooking and photography during her free time. When she is not in the newsroom, Vicky says she switches off her work and goes home to be a mom to her little angel. Mostly, she travels with her kid whenever she gets the time. Together they visit places including new jersey and Disney world. It’s kind of hard to get her hanging out on weekends as that’s when her job calls. Her poise, refinement, and abhorrence for scandals have made her a sweetheart of the majority and have likewise earned her regard from her companions. She has passion in mentoring the youth which she has been involved in for the last five plus years both in the US and Kenya.
Victoria Rubadiri Age
Victoria Rubadiri was born on January 28, 1987 in Kenya.
2003 – 2009: Undergraduate student at Temple University, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Broadcast Journalism.
1999 – 2003: Student at Atlantic City High School, Bachelor of Arts Broadcast Journalism.
Victoria Rubadiri Nationality
On her Facebook page, Rubadiri revealed that she is a mix of numerous tribes. This was her post…
“My mother is a mix of Maasai and Kalenjin, my grandfather was half Kalenjin and half Scottish and my grandmother, Kikuyu, Maasai, and Seychelloise. Put that together and you could say I am a little bit of everything.”
Victoria Rubadiri Job History
- December 2012 – Present: Anchor and Reporter at Nation Media Group
Research for, script and edit stories for news broadcasts
- Anchor NTV Weekend Edition, the primetime news broadcast every Friday to Sunday
- Produce and host weekly show ‘Victoria’s Lounge’
- April 2011 – December 2012: Business Journalist/ Presenter at Capital FM
Business Reporter/News Presenter
- Pioneer News Presenter for Capital TV
March 2008 – September: Assistantto CEO at Angela Crockett Enterprise Inc.
- Assistant to CEO and founder, Angela Crockett
- Wrote proposals, press releases and official letters
- Created newsletter for ACA client the Book Bank Foundation based in New York City, USA
January 2007 – May 2007: Intern/ Assignment Desk Editor at WMGM-NBC 40 TV
- wrote scripts for the evening news program
- conducted field reports across the state of New Jersey including an interview with U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (R)
March 2016: Mentor at Akili Dada, Civil Rights and Social Action
March 2016: Mentor/ Moderator at Microsoft: Partnered with Microsoft East Africa during it’s Digi Girlz event at Uthiru Girls.
- Spoke to the young ladies about the importance of education in realising their dreams.
February 2015: Mentor at Christ is the Answer Ministries – Karen
- Spoke to University students about the importance of personal branding, while on campus.
January 2015 – Present: AIESEC Advisory Board Member at Daystar University
- She is part of the advisory board that offers guidance on the Daystar University chapter of AIESEC on the Hurlingham campus.
July 2014: Speaker at United States International University- Africa
- She spoke during the USIU Career Fair 2014 on the theme “The Power of Now.”
September 2016: Speaker at the Bible Society of Kenya
- Spoke during the ABLI Youth Conference 2016 on my journey of becoming a reluctant leader and how it has shaped my career.
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At 18, our biggest predicament is usually where to party over the weekend and which drinks are pocket friendly yet safe, but at 18 Victoria Rubadiri was dealing with a whole different ball game.
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She got pregnant, and she opens up to Catherine Odera of True Love Magazine.
…After moving to the states at the tender age of 10, she found it hard to fit in to the new culture and she became withdrawn , enveloped in a cocoon and when she opened up to someone she opened up to a guy who got her pregnant. Scared, she decided to terminate the pregnancy but her dad intervened.
At first, her baby’s father rejected the pregnancy but with time they were able to build an amicable relationship and next year the two will be flying off to New Jersey to visit her daughter’s father.
She says that the father-daughter relationship is great and he supports her on her decision to move back to Kenya to make a living for their daughter. In addition, her baby daddy also cheers her on in all her ventures.
Victoria Rubadiri Family
Victoria Rubadiri was born in Kenya, at 10 years old her family moved to the US. She studied and grew up there until 2010 when she decided to return to Kenya to earn a living for her daughter Neema.
Victoria Rubadiri Husband
Vicky once suffered a heartbreak after she discovered she was pregnant and the man in her life didn’t want to hear of it. Although he later came around, Vicky decided just to do away with the relationship as she had more things to focus on especially raising her daughter and completing her studies. She does maintain a good relationship with baby papa for the sake of her their daughter, Vicky remains aloof about them getting back together. Since then, Ms. Rubadiri has been careful not to expose any of her relationships to the world. Bet she is seeing someone but in silence.
Though she won’t discloses her relationship status, Victoria is free to talk about what her ideal love should be like. She believes that he should be passionate about what he is doing and pursue it. The ideal man should also be very vision minded, someone who knows exactly how to get to where he wants to be. A go-getter. The man should love God. Since she is born again, having a man who loves God means that they both share the same religious views.
Also, Vicky wants a man who is cultured and exposed. Someone with whom she can engage on an intellectual level. Should know how to talk, how to create a relationship and also make jokes. The best part of it is that she does not believe in material things. She says love is about building a relationship and not a show for money.
Larry Madowo and Victoria Rubadiri caught off guard on #NTVWeekendEdition
Victoria Rubadiri Interview
Interviewer: What is the most important lesson you have learnt in your job?
Victoria Rubadiri: To me, I have learnt to never forget why I am doing this. My core purpose is to tell the stories of other people and to give voice to the voiceless. It is very easy for a person to forget this when on TV; so many people end up chasing fame. For me, I want it to be all about doing what I am held responsible for by society which is telling the truth.
Interviewer: Tell us about a story that you covered and it stuck with you?
Victoria Rubadiri: There is a feature I did about a lady named Liz. She is a single mother who does one of the most difficult sales jobs. To top it all, she is blind. We followed her every day when we were covering the story and discovered that she was a fiercely independent person who was living life blamelessly. I still talk to her once in a while.
Interviewer: What opportunities have come your way through your line of work?
Victoria Rubadiri: First, I have had the chance of telling the stories of dozens of amazing people. That has been such a huge opportunity for me. Second, my job has taken me to very many places in Kenya and outside Kenya which is really fun.
Third and most important, it has given me a platform to mentor young people who have in turn changed my view on life.
Interviewer: What challenges have you met in your line of work?
Victoria Rubadiri: I wouldn’t really call them challenges, rather aspects of the job. Some time, you prepare for a huge interview only for it to be cancelled. Or maybe there is breaking news that you had not expected and it needs to be aired immediately and you do not have background information. it gets difficult then.
At the end of the day, these instances really stretch me and I get to learn a lot.
Interviewer: If you were not a news anchor, what would you be doing?
Victoria Rubadiri: I would definitely be a school teacher, without a doubt. Teaching to me is one of the greatest jobs anyone can ever have. You get to impact people directly and mentor them. I love to mentor people, so teaching would definitely give me an equally big opportunity to mentor others.
Interviewer: What do you do on your time out of the lime light?
Victoria Rubadiri: (Laughs) I honestly take time to just be alone. My job is very involving to a point that I am always surrounded by people. Therefore time alone gives me an opportunity to just relax especially with my daughter.
Interviewer: Which is your favourite book and why?
Victoria Rubadiri: ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ by John Bunyan has been my favourite book for a long time. As a born again Christian, this book has been a source of strength in my walk with Christ.
Interviewer: Would you recommend it to others?
Victoria Rubadiri: I definitely would. It’s a great place to start when you begin your walk with Jesus Christ.
Interviewer: As far as your career is concerned, what keeps you going?
Victoria Rubadiri: I am a mother to a ten year old girl and she is my biggest motivation. She keeps me going because I want to provide for her to the best of my ability.
Interviewer: Let us talk about your role models and people you look up to?
Victoria Rubadiri: First Lady of the US Mitchell Obama is definitely one of the people I look up to. CNN’S Christiane Amanpour is also a strong role model to me, especially her work ethic. She is extremely passionate about journalism going as far as covering war zones fearlessly.
Interviewer: What is your most important role in life?
Victoria Rubadiri: Being a mother is definitely my most important role. It is one of those roles that you do not walk away from. As your child grows, you grow with them. This particular role now defines everything I do with my life and I love it.
Interviewer: In the recent years, you have been termed as a fashion trendsetter by the media. Is it true? And if so, tell us your secret on hacking it.
Victoria Rubadiri: (Laughs really hard) I honestly am the most laid back person you can ever meet. I am your jeans and the occasional heels kind of a girl. I only dress up for TV because it’s part of my job.
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Victoria Rubadiri mourns her famous grandfather – David Rubadiri
SDE | August 25, 2018
Professor David Rubadiri was the former University of Malawi Vice Chancellor and grandfather to media personality Victoria Rubadiri is dead.
As she eulogized her grandfather, Victoria posted that she was proud of the legacy David left and would carry his name with pride.
“This literary giant now rests. Prof. David Rubadiri breathed his last today, but his words continue to inspire so many across this great continent. His legacy is one I could never live up to. The name he gave me is one I will continue to carry with pride. Rest in peace Babu.”
The Malawian academician and poet passed on yesterday and was highly praised for his memorable literary works such as Poems from East Africa and Stanley Meets Mutesa among others.
The 88-year-old poet, playwright and novelist had travelled to Nairobi several occasions for treatment.
David Rubadiri was regarded as one of Africa’s most celebrated poets to emerge after Malawi’s independence, the academician has left behind an enviable legacy and innumerable grandchildren scattered across the globe.
Screen siren Victoria Rubadiri calls it quits? RMS appoints new bosses
SDE | August 25, 2018
While the dust has not settled yet on the departure of former NTV news anchor Larry Madowo to the BBC, reports doing circles are to the effect that that his former co-presenter Victoria Rubadiri is also on her way out.
According to sources, the screen siren has allegedly handed in her resignation and is slated to make a grand switch to Royal Media Services’ Citizen TV. It is intimated that Rubadiri could be Lilian Muli’s replacement at the station as she heads for maternity leave.
The Weekend Edition news anchor holds a bachelors from Temple University, USA, and did Public Relations jobs in New Jersey and New York before moving back to Kenya after emigrating with her family while 10 years old.
Coincidentally, her supposed move will see her re-united with her former boss Linus Kaikai who has been appointed as the Director of Strategy and Innovation.
In the new roster rolled out by RMS, former KTN’s Managing Editor Joe Ageyo is the new Editorial Director while Fred Afune is the new Director of radio and technical services
Former NTV news anchor Jamila Mohammed is the new Managing Editor on the Swahili desk and Pamela Asigi the Managing Editor, English desk.
Moses Karanja takes over as Chief Engineer, Latifah Ngunjiri as Production Director, Michael Ngugi, Commercial Director, and Caroline Wanyama as Marketing Director.
Photos of Madowo’s farewell party on Wednesday were met with disbelief by some who urged him to reconsider and not leave Rubadiri behind; considering the screen chemistry they had together.
He tendered his resignation a week ago in what some claimed was as a result of factors including differences over his hardline stance on the government especially after the media blackout following the controversial swearing in of Raila Odinga in January.
Kaikai on his part left weeks ago after getting on the crosshairs of the state over its move to shut down TV and radio stations for airing the ‘swearing in’ live. A few weeks several columnists from the daily resigned in protest over alleged government interference.
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