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Nancy Kacungira is a Ugandan presenter and reporter at BBC News. She presented ''Focus on Africa'' from 2017 to January 2019 ''and World Business Report'' on BBC World News. After a stint presenting ''World News Today'' in August 2018, she became the main presenter at 7 pm weekdays and 9 pm weekends from September 2019 when she is not on assignment, as part of here 19:00–01:00GMT/BST, on BBC Four, BBC News Channel and BBC World News, and has presented ''In Business Africa'' since January 2019. She also is a relief presenter for ''The Briefing'' at 05:00GMT on BBC One, BBC News Channel and BBC World News. At the beginning of June 2020, she began presenting most of the evening output two in three weekends, on both BBC News Channel and BBC World News. Including the second half of BBC News at Ten on Friday and Saturday, alternative Sundays.

Career

Kacungira began as a radio presenter while still in University, working her way up from intern to Deputy Program Director by the time she received her first class degree. She then earned her Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Leeds, where she graduated with distinction. Kacungira started her media career as a radio presenter at Power FM, a Christian radio station in Kampala, Uganda. In 2010 Kacungira together with her older sister Seanice Kacungira co-founded Blu Flamingo; a digital media management company. She moved from radio to TV at NTV Uganda as a newsreader from 2012 to 2013, after which she moved to Kenya to work for KTN News Kenya as a social media editor in late 2013. While still at KTN News Kenya in 2015, Kacungira applied for the Komla Dumor Award, which she won and went to the BBC for three months' training. She then returned to KTN News Kenya but was later hired by the BBC where she presents ''Focus on Africa'' (Mondays) and World News Today or The Briefing (Fridays-Saturday; alternate Sundays). In 2016, Kacungira was one of the two moderators at the Ugandan presidential debate with another Ugandan BBC presenter Alan Kasujja.

Awards

*2015 – BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

References

Category:1986 births Category:Living people Category:BBC newsreaders and journalists Category:BBC World News Category:Ugandan journalists Category:Alumni of the University of Leeds {{Africa-journalist-stub