Rosalia Omungo

Rosalia Omungo is Chief Executive Officer for Kenya Editors’ Guild, the foremost professional association for editors in Kenya. She is in charge of mobilizing resources  and implementing  the institution’s strategy to deliver professionalism and excellence in journalism. These include sourcing professional development opportunities for reporters and editors, community engagement with communities as well advocating for policies that promote media freedom. She takes keen interest in leadership and strategy development. She completed the Knight Science Journalism fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2017 and has previously worked as television managing editor where she led the Health, Science and environment desk. While in the newsroom, she reported widely on climate change and biodiversity. She is a Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) fellow, and was the inaugural Earth Journalism Scholar at University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in 2014. Her work has earned her accolades among them Commonwealth award for Environmental Reporting in Africa in 2010. She holds a masters degree in Development Communication from Daystar University, Kenya.