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Anne Soy

Anne Soy

Africa Health Correspondent and Bi-lingual Reporter, BBC World Service

Anne Soy is an award-winning journalist currently working for the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, as Africa Health Correspondent and Bi-lingual Reporter. The two roles enable her to switch between her area of specialization – health – and general news whenever a big story breaks. She also covers a wide range of topics from security to technology. She broke the Westgate Mall attack story for the BBC and was the first reporter from the organization to get into Juba when fighting first broke out in post-independence South Sudan. Last year she interviewed a would-be child suicide bomber in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Anne also played a key role covering the Ebola outbreak between 2014-2016. Her passion for health reporting started 11 years ago when she was working for the Kenya Television Network. She produced a weekly feature on HIV/AIDS between 2006 and 2010 winning several awards along the way, notably a nomination for the UN Person of the Year in Kenya award in 2009.

Anne holds a bachelors degree in Information Science (Media Studies) from Moi University in Kenya. She is pursuing a Master of Public Health/ Epidemiology at the same institution.