Storyteller. Photographer. Public Speaker. Moderator
Mercy Juma is a Nairobi based multi- award winning Broadcast and Print Journalist, moderator and public speaker.
Currently Mercy is working as a Bilingual Correspondent at BBC News, responsible for researching on, gathering and reporting breaking news and ongoing events, domestically and internationally. She delivers live updates and analysis whilst events unfold and packages content from the field and in the studio for all flagship TV and radio programmes as well as digital media. see more
Awards and Fellowships
- 2017 – Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling ( Inaugural winner)
- 2016 – TV Reporter of the Year – Gender Reporting Category, Annual Journalism Excellence Awards by Media Council of Kenya, 2016.
- 2015 – United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists Fellow.
- 2014 – National Geographic (NATGEO) Photography Fellow Kenya.
- 2014 – Winner of Consumer Media Award for Best Health, Food and Drugs Category (Broadcast) (UNFPA).
- 2014 – Winner of Population and Development Award for Best Print Writer and Overall Best Journalist (UNFPA).
- 2013 – Data Journalism Fellow, Internews.
Outside of her journalism work, Mercy is a speaker and moderator. She has presented on various platforms including the International Journalism Festival and several major Global Health conferences. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from United States International University – Africa. One of her biggest commitments is towards creating a culture of equality, inclusion, and diversity.