|Real Name||Joe Ageyo|
|Age||49 (As of 2022)|
|Place of Birth||Siaya County|
|Year of Birth||1973|
Joe Ageyo is a Kenyan media character who has been in the industry for close to twenty years. He is known for his good interviewing skills. Ageyo has questioned the likes of deputy president William Ruto, retired prime minister, and ODM party leader Raila Odinga among numerous others.
The journalist has also won several awards, and he is acclaimed as one of the pioneer environmental reporters in the country.
The skilled journalist was born in April 1973 in Bondo, Siaya county.
He went to Sawagongo High School before moving to Egerton University. He graduated with a Bachelor in Agribusiness and joined the University of Nairobi for a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication.
He later registered at The University of Geneva in Switzerland to seek a certificate in Advanced Studies in Environmental Diplomacy, then joined Manchester University for an MSc in Environmental Governance.
He is a frontiersperson in Environmental journalism in the country. He was the first Kenyan TV newsperson to start a regular slot for an environmental feature named Eco-journal.
Ageyo tackled the media industry by interning at the State possessed Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), where he performed for about one and a half years without pay.
In 2000, he entered Kenya Television Network (KTN), where he focused on environmental stories & was also the managing editor at the TV station.
In 2005, he entered the Nation Media Group until 2012. He held several positions, including being the director of News production.
In 2013, he moved back to KTN.
On 25th February 2013, he served as the moderator during the presidential debate, harbored at Brook House School. He also moderated the 2017 presidential discussion held at the Catholic University of East Africa.
The journalist has also protected several international meetings, such as the 11th & 12th sessions of the United Nations commission of tolerable development, the 2007 CITIES gathering of parties meeting, and the 3rd World Water Forum.
Joe Ageyo then left KTN for the most extensive media house, Royal Media Services, where he got an editorial assignment. He replaced Peter Opondo, who had left the station a few weeks before.
The editorial director has also questioned the DP twice this year, once in September & another on 3rd December 2020 in his Karen residence. Both these discussions elicited varying reactions on social media. He recently took to social media to share his ideas on those casting him:
I’m intrigued by the sheer number of queries I ‘should’ have asked the DP. I’m also thankful for all the tips on doing an excellent discussion. Thanks, everyone, for the feedback.
Apart from being the editorial manager AT Citizen TV, he is a partner at Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), a component of the International Federation of Environmental Journalism (IFEJ), and a supporter of plants’ voices and international established publications on sustainable development.
The journalist is married and has kids.
He succeeded the Environmental Journalist of the Year Award produced by National Media Trust in 2001.
In 2002, he achieved a World Bank Fellowship and attended the world summit on tolerable development in Johannesburg, South Africa.