Victoria Rubadiri was born on January 28, 1987, in Kenya. At age 10 the family moved to the US. She studied and grew up there until 2010 when she decided to return to Kenya to eke a living for her daughter Neema.
Victoria Rubadiri, a strong kind-hearted woman with a reach volunteer experience. Find out how Victoria got on with teenage rejection after moving to the States, got pregnant at a very young age and why Victoria decided to move back to Kenya. These and many other facts you will be able to learn from the following article.
Victoria Rubadiri is a very educated woman. From 1999 till 2003, she was a student at Atlantic City High School. She managed to get a Bachelor’s degree in Arts Broadcast Journalism. Straight after graduation, Victoria entered Temple University as an undergraduate student. In 2009, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism.
Victoria Rubadiri Tribe, Nationality
According to Victoria Rubadiri, this is the state of her tribe and nationality.
“My mother is a mix of Maasai and Kalenjin, my grandfather was half Kalenjin and half Scottish and my grandmother, Kikuyu, Maasai, and Seychellois. Put that together and you could say I am a little bit of everything.”
At eighteen, the only things that matter are which party to attend on Friday, what cocktail to try, etc. However, Victoria had quite a different experience. Celebrity presenter shared some intimate facts from her personal life to Catherine Odera of True Love Magazine. Victoria Rubadiri’s parents moved to the USA, when Vicky was only ten years old. Girl found it difficult to become a part of a new society and culture.
It was hard for her to find friends in the new country, and Vicky began to behave like a loner, closed in a cocoon. When she finally decided to open herself to a guy she met, he made her pregnant. Victoria was so scared and desperate, that she wanted to make an abortion. When Victoria Rubadiri father learned about his daughter’s pregnancy, he forbade her to have an abortion.
Her baby father didn’t want to know anything about Victoria, her pregnancy and their baby. However, as time passed, the couple managed to improve their relationships. Victoria Rubadiri’s child is now living with her mother in Kenya.
Victoria Rubadiri became a mother at a very young age Victoria Rubadiri and her daughter decided to move back to Kenya in 2010. Vicky explained her choice to leave the USA. She just wanted to make a better life for her daughter, and Kenya would be a much better place for that.
Victoria Rubadiri’s husband fully supports his baby mama and loves when they both visit him in New Jersey. This strong woman has overcome a lot of problems, managed to raise a happy child all by herself, build a successful career and charm us all with her cheerful smile from the television screens.
Victoria Rubadiri can be a good role model for every young mother, that is afraid to give birth at such a young age. She proved, that children are not a problem in building a successful career.
She enjoys cooking and photography during her free time. When she is not in the newsroom, Vicky says she switches off her work and goes home to be a mom to her little angel. Mostly, she travels with her kid whenever she gets the time. Together they visit places including new jersey and Disney world. It’s kind of hard to get her hanging out on weekends as that’s when her job calls. Her poise, refinement, and abhorrence for scandals have made her a sweetheart of the majority and have likewise earned her regard from her companions. She has a passion for mentoring the youth which she has been involved in for the last five-plus years both in the US and Kenya.
Victoria Rubadiri’s job history has begun during her university years. In 2007, she started working as an Intern and Assignment Desk Editor at WMGM-NBC 40 TV. She used to write texts for the evening news programs and was a field news reporter. In 2008 Victoria started working as a personal assistant of Angela Crockett, founder, and CEO of Angela Crockett Enterprise Inc. She used to write proposals, press releases, and official letters.
However, the television business was still more attractive to her, and Victoria started working as a pioneer News Presenter at the Capital TV channel. Her popularity grew after Vicky started working for Capital FM as a Business Journalist and a news Presenter in 2012. Later, Victoria managed to open her own show, called “Victoria’s Lounge”, where she was a producer and a presenter. Victoria Rubadiri lounge has become one of the most popular TV shows.
Victoria Rubadiri Life History
Victoria Rubadiri has opened up on how falling pregnant at 18 made her desperate and left her thinking of procuring an abortion. Vicky got pregnant while studying journalism at Temple University in the United States where her family was living.
Her boyfriend denied responsibility for the pregnancy but her father and other family members categorically refused her abortion agenda.
In 2005 she gave birth to a lovely daughter called Neema.
Her parents are both church ministers.
Victoria Rubadiri and Larry Madowo
Victoria Rubadiri and Larry Madowo had the most amazing palpable chemistry on Kenyan TV and many felt that there was a lot of love going on behind the screens.
So it was only natural that people thought that the two were dating something which Larry has denied. Victoria also says there wasn’t such romantic love between them. They are just amazing friends!
On why the two ‘broke up’ with Victoria being consigned to Lunch Time news and Yvonne Maingey taking her place on Prime Time alongside Larry, Victoria reveals that since they had new anchors on board, the management decided to change up things. Kind of get them into the whole anchor shift. So they broke up some pairs put others together such as Victoria was paired with Ken, Larry, and Maingey.
Victoria now says she is not dating anyone because most men fear her stature, demeanor, confidence, and disposition.
Victoria Rubadiri Husband
Vicky once suffered heartbreak after she discovered she was pregnant and the man in her life didn’t want to hear of it. Although he later came around, Vicky decided just to do away with the relationship as she had more things to focus on especially raising her daughter and completing her studies. She does maintain a good relationship with baby papa for the sake of her their daughter, Vicky remains aloof about them getting back together. Since then, Ms. Rubadiri has been careful not to expose any of her relationships to the world. Bet she is seeing someone but in silence.
Though she won’t disclose her relationship status, Victoria is free to talk about what her ideal love should be like. She believes that he should be passionate about what he is doing and pursue it. The ideal man should also be very vision minded, someone who knows exactly how to get to where he wants to be. A go-getter. The man should love God. Since she is born again, having a man who loves God means that they both share the same religious views.
Also, Vicky wants a man who is cultured and exposed. Someone with whom she can engage on an intellectual level. Should know how to talk, how to create a relationship and also make jokes. The best part of it is that she does not believe in material things. She says love is about building a relationship and not a show for money.
Victoria Rubadiri Interview
Interviewer: What is the most important lesson you have learned in your job?
Victoria Rubadiri: To me, I have learned to never forget why I am doing this. My core purpose is to tell the stories of other people and to give voice to the voiceless. It is very easy for a person to forget this when on TV; so many people end up chasing fame. For me, I want it to be all about doing what I am held responsible for by society which is telling the truth.
Interviewer: Tell us about a story that you covered and it stuck with you?
Victoria Rubadiri: There is a feature I did about a lady named Liz. She is a single mother who does one of the most difficult sales jobs. To top it all, she is blind. We followed her every day when we were covering the story and discovered that she was a fiercely independent person who was living life blamelessly. I still talk to her once in a while.
Interviewer: What opportunities have come your way through your line of work?
Victoria Rubadiri: First, I have had the chance of telling the stories of dozens of amazing people. That has been such a huge opportunity for me. Second, my job has taken me to very many places in Kenya and outside Kenya which is really fun.
Interviewer: What challenges have you met in your line of work? Third and most important, it has given me a platform to mentor young people who have in turn changed my view on life.
Victoria Rubadiri: I wouldn’t really call them challenges, rather aspects of the job. Sometimes, you prepare for a huge interview only for it to be canceled. Or maybe there is breaking news that you had not expected and it needs to be aired immediately and you do not have background information. it gets difficult then.
At the end of the day, these instances really stretch me and I get to learn a lot.
Interviewer: If you were not a news anchor, what would you be doing?
Victoria Rubadiri: I would definitely be a school teacher, without a doubt. Teaching to me is one of the greatest jobs anyone can ever have. You get to impact people directly and mentor them. I love to mentor people, so teaching would definitely give me an equally big opportunity to mentor others.
Interviewer: What do you do on your time out of the limelight?
Victoria Rubadiri: (Laughs) I honestly take time to just be alone. My job is very involving to a point that I am always surrounded by people. Therefore time alone gives me an opportunity to just relax especially with my daughter.
Interviewer: Which is your favorite book and why?
Victoria Rubadiri: ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ by John Bunyan has been my favorite book for a long time. As a born again Christian, this book has been a source of strength in my walk with Christ.
Interviewer: Would you recommend it to others?
Victoria Rubadiri: I definitely would. It’s a great place to start when you begin your walk with Jesus Christ.
Interviewer: As far as your career is concerned, what keeps you going?
Victoria Rubadiri: I am a mother to a ten-year-old girl and she is my biggest motivation. She keeps me going because I want to provide for her to the best of my ability.
Interviewer: Let us talk about your role models and people you look up to?
Victoria Rubadiri: First Lady of the US Mitchell Obama is definitely one of the people I look up to. CNN’S Christiane Amanpour is also a strong role model for me, especially her work ethic. She is extremely passionate about journalism going as far as covering war zones fearlessly.
Interviewer: What is your most important role in life?
Victoria Rubadiri: Being a mother is definitely my most important role. It is one of those roles that you do not walk away from. As your child grows, you grow with them. This particular role now defines everything I do with my life and I love it.
Interviewer: In recent years, you have been termed as a fashion trendsetter by the media. Is it true? And if so, tell us your secret on hacking it.
Victoria Rubadiri: (Laughs really hard) I honestly am the most laid back person you can ever meet. I am your jeans and the occasional heels kind of a girl. I only dress up for TV because it’s part of my job.