Bernard Ndong Biography, Age, Family, Career, Education and Salary
Bernard Ndong is a Kenyan journalist as well as a sports news anchor at Citizen TV. He is one of the famous anchors to stay in the unpredictable media industry in Kenya, where journalists are fired at will. In the 2012 Elliptics Award, Bernard managed to win the Best TV Journalist of the Year Award.
During an interview with Racheal Murimi, he highlighted a few lifestyles that govern him, as he said,
“if you always look at the negative side of things, you will never be disappointed as well as if you get an opportunity just take it and run with it and always be careful not to step on people’s toes”
Bernard Ndong Family
Bernard grew up in Nairobi and was brought up by a single mother who was staunch Christian. However, his father Raymond Oloo Ndong died in January 2020. According to him, he still adores his father but loves his mother dearly. He has one sister and several step-siblings. He attends a Catholic church.
Bernard Ndong Age
Bernard was born on 4 October 1948, he is 38 years old as of 2022.
Bernard started his education at St. Nicholas Nairobi Primary School education. After completing his primary level he enrolled in Lenana School for his secondary education. While in high school, he was an active member in sports.
He went to Daystar University for an undergraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism, he also has a Master’s degree from Hekima College and another diploma in French from Alliance Francaise.
Bernard Ndong Salary
As the best sports presenter, he is estimated to be earning about KES 350,000
Bernard started his career in 2007 as an intern at KBC TV. Getting that opportunity into the media world was not an easy task, he was faced with a lot of rejection but he kept soldiering on until the time he manage to break through the scenes.
Bernard tried to secure a journalist job at an early age but his effort landed on the rocky grounds since most of the interviewers saw his physical appearance resembling that of a child.
He never gives up, despite many rejections he went on to audition at KTN for the first season of ‘The Presenter’. During the presentation, he was very well prepared but unfortunately, Bernard was filled with stage fear and everything went wrong. After messing up other presenters like former Citizen TV anchor Janet Mbugua encouraged him to do something else.
After a long journey, Bernard managed to graduate from Daystar University and got a lucky chance to join Royal Media Services as a salesperson where he used to work at Mulembe FM. Still working as sale person luck knocked on his door, when the RMS was looking for an anchor.
Following the advert, Ndong decided to give it a trial promising himself it was the last time he was going to try for a journalist job. After his application, he received a good news call from Mike Okinyi, while he was at a cyber cafe writing his resignation letter. Okinyi went on and informed him, that he was among the people shortlisted for the anchoring position.
After the interview, he got a chance to work as a sports anchor for Citizen TV. During the 2014 World Cup, Bernard got a chance to travel to Brazil for a month. Apart from anchoring sports news, Bernard is also a social media influencer, a consultant as well as does translations for corporates.