Bazi Kanani

Bazi Kanani
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Bazi Kanani is a correspondent for ABC News based in Nairobi, Kenya since 2011. Kanani reports about news from Africa across ABC News' broadcast, radio and website... Read More »
Bazi Kanani is a correspondent for ABC News based in Nairobi, Kenya since 2011. Kanani reports about news from Africa across ABC News' broadcast, radio and website platforms. In 2012, she reported on the daring Navy SEALs rescue of American hostage Jessica Buchanan who flew to Nairobi after being freed in Somalia. In Uganda, Kanani obtained the first television interview with former child soldier Jacob Acaye who is featured in the Kony 2012 video, the most successful viral video in history. Kanani then traveled to northern Uganda to interview several of warlord Joseph Kony's victims and witnessed the slow recovery communities were making after decades of war. In South Africa, she reported on Nelson Mandela's recent health scare and covered the first graduation at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. Before joining ABC News, Kanani was an anchor-reporter at KUSA in Denver where she spent eight years as a general assignment reporter and as an anchor of the weekday 9 pm newscast. In this assignment she covered a wide range of local news stories. Kanani was honored as the Broadcast Journalist of the Year by the Colorado Association of Black Journalists. In 2007, she brought back stories from her trip to East Africa; as a result her documentary "My Africa" earned her an Emmy Award and a National Association of Black Journalists Award. Then in 2008, she reported on what Coloradans are doing to help Rwanda with recovery efforts following the country's genocide. Her "Reaching Rwanda" documentary won an Associated Press award and a regional Edward R. Murrow award. Kanani began her news career as a writer and producer in Las Vegas, Nevada. She then spent time as an anchor and reporter in Lansing, Michigan and after that, in Buffalo, New York. For her reporting in Michigan she won the Best Individual Reporting Award from the Michigan Associated Press in 2002. Kanani's father is from Tanzania and her mother is from Colorado. Kanani graduated summa cum laude from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. « Read Less
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Oscar Pistorius Weeps as He Disputes Murder Charge
By COLLEEN CURRY and BAZI KANANI
February 15, 2013 Story from International COLLEEN CURRY and BAZI KANANI , ABC News
Socialite’s Daughter Says ‘There’s Got to Be Something More’ to Slaying
By BAZI KANANI
March 5, 2014 Story from US BAZI KANANI , ABC News
Oscar Pistorius Case: Lead Det. Hilton Botha to Be Booted From Investigation Team
By KEVIN DOLAK, BAZI KANANI and CHRISTINA NG
February 21, 2013 Story from International KEVIN DOLAK, BAZI KANANI and CHRISTINA NG , ABC News
Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail in Murder Case
By KEVIN DOLAK and BAZI KANANI
February 22, 2013 Story from International KEVIN DOLAK and BAZI KANANI , ABC News
3 Due in Court in Aspen Socialite's Killing
By DEAN SCHABNER and BAZI KANANI
March 17, 2014 Story from US DEAN SCHABNER and BAZI KANANI , ABC News
Uncle: Oscar Pistorius Is 'Numb With Shock as Well as Grief'
By BAZI KANANI and ALEXIS SHAW
February 16, 2013 Story from International BAZI KANANI and ALEXIS SHAW , ABC News
Florida Dive-Boat Mishap Leaves Woman Dead
By BAZI KANANI
November 23, 2012 Story from US BAZI KANANI , ABC News
Model in Court Facing Estranged Husband Accused of Murder Plot
By BAZI KANANI
April 21, 2014 Story from US BAZI KANANI , ABC News
Students Support Teacher Accused of Pinning Their Classmate
By BAZI KANANI
April 7, 2014 Story from US BAZI KANANI , ABC News
Third Person Arrested in Aspen Socialite Killing
By DEAN SCHABNER and BAZI KANANI
March 16, 2014 Story from US DEAN SCHABNER and BAZI KANANI , ABC News
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