Kim Chakanetsa

Presenter, The Conversation,
BBC World Service

Kim Chakanetsa presents The Conversation on the BBC World Service. To mark the show’s first birthday, Kim travelled to South Africa where she recorded a show with 22 young school girls in their final year who were about to set out into the world, together with two dynamic southern African women with a passion for connecting people through technology.

She also recorded a special entrepreneurs edition in Kenya while attending the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi.

She joined the BBC in 2013 as a producer and presenter for the programme Focus on Africa.

In July 2015, Kim travelled to Kenya to cover President Barack Obama’s historic visit. She has also covered arts for the World Service including events at last year’s Edinburgh Festival.
Prior to joining the BBC, Kim worked for CNN International in Atlanta as an international assignment editor. She has also worked for the Associated Press and freelanced for Deutsche Welle radio and Monocle Radio.

She previously worked for a political risk consultancy. Kim grew up in Zimbabwe. She studied in France, the UK and the US.