Becoming a news anchor at one of the most watched Televisions Station in Kenya is not a ride in the park. Olive Burrows has emerged as a victor after subduing all challenges she encountered in her pursuit for her dream. She never endeavored to be an anchor but fate stirred a passion she would not ignore. It led her to writing, which gained her expereince and attention. Gradually, she rose to become an achor for NTV. She has become an internet sensation compelling thousands of Kenyans and other Africans to search for her information on the internet. We searched through various media sources and collected information to create a minibiography.
Olive Burrows Biography
Olive Burrows is a Kenyan Journalist working as a weekend anchor for NTV. Before joining NTV she worked at Capital FM, led by Chris Kirubi. She gained fame after she had an interview with President Barack Obama.
Olive Burrows Background
Olive’s was born on 16th October in Nairobi West and appears to be on her thirties. She is the daughter of a Kenyan father who is from a mixed race and a mother who is Kamba. Olive identifies her self as Kamba. Her full names are Olive Kalekye Burrows. After the death of her mother, Olive’s Father remarried and had other children, who became Olive’s half-siblings.
Burrows passion for education was evident from her childhood. She went to Malezi Primary School in Lang’ata and passed her KCPE Exams which led her to Kenya High School, a national secondary school in Kenya, with a reputation of housing some of the influential people and public figures in Kenya. After her highschool education, Olive went to Daystar University where she pursued and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
Olive Burrows Career
Olive’s desire for journalism started during her time at Daystar. She was a producer at Daystar’s radio station called Shine FM and later joined KBC as an Atachee. In October 2007, she joined the Nation Media Group as a contributor and later for East African Magazine and True Love. Her earnings as a contributor according to an interview with Teen Republik was 6,000 Kenyan Shillings. Olive’s breakthrough came after she joined Capital FM as a reporter. Her expereince, skills and exposure grew during her time at Capital FM. She worked a producer, writer and reporter. In Capital FM, Burrows had an opportunity to interview President Barack Obama in an unexpected event as she stated in the Interiview with Bazenga.
Interviewing President Obama ushered Olive to the limelight, leading popular TV stations such as NTV to note her. The media group would later hire her in 2018 as a replacement for Victoria Rubadiri who left NTV for Citizen TV. At NTV, Olive worked with Dennis Okari as an anchor and reporter. Currently, Olive anchors the weekend News and one PM news.
Olive has had the opportunity to cover high profile events such as an interview with the Crown Princess of Denmark, Kenyan National Elections and the state of corona virus pandemic in Kenya.
Olive Burrows Net Worth
Burrows is one of the highest paid presenters in Kenya. According to NMG’s salary to reporters, Olive earns not less than 500,000 Kenya Shillings.