Mr. Joe Ageyo

Mr. Joe Ageyo

Editorial Director, Royal Media Services

Joe Ageyo is the Editorial Director at Royal Media Services where he oversees news and current affairs across two tv channels and 14 radio stations. Joe has a wide experience in television journalism spanning a period of 20 years. During this period, he has also held various positions at the Kenya Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, the Nation Media Group as well as the Standard Group Ltd, where he was the founding Managing Editor of KTN News, the only 24-hour news channel in Eastern Africa.

Joe has co-moderated two presidential debates in Kenya; the inaugural one in 2013 as well as the second one in 2017. He has also served in the Steering Committee of the Presidential Debates in Kenya and as a trustee of the Kenya Editor’s Guild.

As an editor, he has presided over the coverage of three General Elections and two
national referenda in Kenya. Joe who is a well-rounded journalist has excelled both in general news reporting as well in specialised areas such as science and environmental journalism.

Joe is a fellow at the Center for Governance and Sustainability at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies (MGS), University of Massachusetts, a Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute, a member of the Communications Advisory Group of the UN Ocean Decade and a member of the Ethics Committee of the Kenya Editors’ Guild.

He holds an MSc in Environmental Governance from the University of Manchester, a Bachelor of Agribusiness Management from Egerton University, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi, and an Advanced Certificate in Environmental Diplomacy from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.