Nancy Kacungira – Profile, Education, Life History, Job History, Contacts, Photos




Nancy Kacungira – Biography, KTN News Anchor, Family

Nancy Kacungira is a KTN Kenya news anchor at the Mombasa Road based Media House. She has previously worked at NTV Uganda and also worked as a radio presenter for a Christian station – Uganda’s Power FM

Nancy was born in 1986 and raised in Tanzania to Ugandan parents. She says she has always been an introvert.

In 2016, Nancy Kacungira co-moderated the Uganda presidential debate. Critics asked why a Uganda based journalist could not be selected to moderate the debate but her intelligence, knowledge and experience could not be matched.

Nancy Kacungira Education Background

Nancy Kacungira attended primary school at a small missionary school in Tanzania, learning in a class that had about 15 pupils. Afterwards, together with her sister, they moved to Uganda for their ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels.

In Uganda she went to Namasagali College a boarding School and Kibuli high school and thereafter joined Makerere University from 2003 – 2006 to pursue her degree in Bachelor of Arts (BA), Design and Visual Communications. She graduated with a First Class Honours.

From 2008 – 2010 she went to University of Leeds for her Master of Arts (M.A.), Communication and Media Studies and graduated with a distinction.

Nancy Kacungira Job History

Nancy is currently a News Anchor and a Social Media Editor at KTN Kenya. She Joined KTN in Late 2013.

In 2010 Nancy co-founded Blu Flamingo; a digital media management company in Uganda that continues to grow online brand presence for several clients.

From 2012 – 2013 she was a News anchor at NTV Uganda. Nancy also worked as a radio presenter for a Christian station – Uganda’s Power FM

Nancy Kacungira at the BBC

KTN‘s top news anchor Nancy Kacungira won the first BBC World News Komla Dumor Award in 2015. Having won the BBC Komla Dumor award, went to London, UK for three months to work with teams across BBC News.

In 2015 Nancy Kacungira said, “I felt supported as a journalist from the continent, to tell the story I wanted to tell in the way that I felt it should be told.”

The award was established to honour Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in 2014. Ms Kacungira was selected from nearly 200 applicants.

One of the judges, BBC Africa’s current affairs editor, Vera Kwakofi, credited Nancy’s win to her experience and sharpness. She said: “Nancy is incredibly smart with a breadth and depth to her knowledge and experience that comes across instantly.”

Nancy Kacungira Family

Nancy’s only sister is called Seanice Kacungira. Her mum and dad separated when they were young. By then they lived in Dodoma, Tanzania, where her dad worked as a pilot with a charter airline.

Nancy Kacungira Marriage rumours in Uganda

Nancy revealed that she was once rumored to have wedded an undisclosed tycoon. Nancy revealed that was the worst rumor she had ever heard about herself. She noted that the rumour shocked her family so much that it tasked her to explain the saga.

“Being on television gives you a certain level of respect. I remember during my radio days, the tabloids mentioned that I was married to a tycoon in a secret wedding. The funniest part is that they did not mention his name so I never quite understood how they made that up. But my family was so concerned and I had to start explaining it to them that I was not married yet,” Nancy Kacungira narrated.

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Nancy Kacungira Contacts

Twitter: @kacungira
Linkedin: https://ug.linkedin.com/in/nancykacungira

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