CNN news anchor Richard Quest is in Kenya to cover a series of business stories and will also join 234 passengers flying the inaugural Kenya Airways direct flight from Nairobi to New York on October 28.
This will be the first time “Quest Means Business” will report live from Kenya.
“I’ve spoken at length to colleagues who have reported on all the twists and turns of the country’s economy…but this week, finally, I will have the chance to listen and learn for myself, on the ground, in the thick of the action,” said Richard Quest.
But, who exactly is 56-year-old Mr Quest?
Below are facts about him as documented on famousbirthdays.com:
Known best as the host of a CNN International program called “Quest Means Business”, this English-born television personality also presented such programs as CNN Marketplace Europe and CNN Business Traveler.
After earning a law degree from the University of Leeds, he began his journalistic career with the BBC. By the late 1980s, he had moved to New York City to work for the network’s international business news division.
In 2008, Quest was arrested for possession of crystal methamphetamine in New York City’s Central Park. He was found wandering around at 3:40 am with drugs in his pocket, a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals, and a sex toy in his car boot.
At the trial, he was ordered by State Court Judge Anthony Ferrara to go into rehab and to undergo drug counseling for six months.
In 2014, Quest revealed that he was a homosexual. He is a Jewish and is not yet married.
He grew up in Liverpool and Leeds, England. In a 2014 television interview, he candidly discussed his years spent as a closeted homosexual.
He and Felicia Taylor both worked as journalists for CNN’s Business International program.
He has a good earning from his work and has an estimated net worth of $4 million (Ksh400 million).