Rosalia Omungo is a television journalist and news editor for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) in Nairobi, where she leads the health, science and environment desk. She is a Knight Science Journalism fellow (2017), recently returned to Kenya after completing the program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Rosalia has reported widely on climate change and adaptation, energy, forests, water, biodiversity, technology and agriculture. In 2009, she won a Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) fellowship during which her main assignment was covering United Nations negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was the first Earth Journalism Scholar at the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she spent Spring 2014 semester taking advanced classes in journalism and environmental studies. Her work has also earned her several accolades including the Commonwealth Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting in Africa (2010).
She is the chairperson of the Kenya Environment and Science Journalists Association (KENSJA) and member of the Kenya Editors’ Guild as well as the Society for Environmental Journalists (SEJ).
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