James Smart

Managing Editor, Newsroom Production, Nation Media Group | NED Fellow, Kenya

James Smart is a broadcast journalist leader in television, audio production, and new media.

His current assignment as Managing Editor, Newsroom production at Nation Media Group sees himoversee journalism production an all platforms; television, newspaper, radio and online.
He has previously worked as a news anchor and talk show host, conceptualizing top current affairs shows in Kenya #TheTrend, a program focused on young people and current events, #newssources which integrated journalists’ opinions with current affairs and #KTNLivewire.

As a producer, he has produced one of the top crime podcast series #Casenumberzero that investigated the disappearance of a former journalist in Kenya in a captivating series that has over 1 million listens across platforms. Other recent productions include #ParadiseLost- the story of former TV King and his struggles with life, #Acountryofgamblers- the story of how Kenya is engulfed with unethical gambling.

Mr. Smart has focused his journalistic works in telling stories with empathy and finding ways to make journalism meaningful and impactful.