The Standard Group has appointed former K24 TV boss Peter Opondo as its new Broadcast Content Editor and Head of Strategy.

In a memo sent to staff on February 1, 2021, Standard Group CEO Orlando Lyomu noted that Opondo will be in charge of editorial content in all of Standard’s broadcast properties.

Mr. Lyomu hailed Opondo as an experienced journalist who will be of great value to Standard Group.

“A seasoned journalist and media executive, Mr. Opondo has over 18 years’ experience in broadcast, print, and digital media. He is currently a Media Strategy and Innovation Consultant and has previously held senior positions at Mediamax Network Limited with his last role being Group Head of TV and Digital. He has also held various roles at Citizen TV including Ag. Editorial Director and NTV Uganda,” the statement read in part.

The appointment comes barely a year after Opondo resigned from K24 TV (Mediamax Network Limited) where he was the Group Head of TV and Digital.

His resignation came a couple of weeks before Mediamax sent 90% of K24 newsroom team home citing redundancy.