Harriet Constable

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Harriet Constable is a multimedia journalist and self-shooting producer/director based in London. She covers a wide range of topics, including the environment, politics, and equality, through print, radio, and video. She has explored the August 2017 Kenyan election through the eyes of a rollerblading subculture in Nairobi, tracked rhinos on foot for a story about community conservation initiatives in Northern Kenya, and investigated the deadly global demand for sand. Her work has been featured in outlets including The New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, The Times, Financial Times, NPR, and The Economist. She is also a Rough Guide to Kenya co-author.

Originally from London, Constable worked at the Financial Times before moving to Africa. Previously based in Nairobi and then Johannesburg, she was a 2016-17 board member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of East Africa (FCAEA), and she has received training in hostile environment and emergency first aid. She is a graduate of the summer video workshop at Columbia's School of Journalism in New York.

Constable's live reporting at Kenya’s 2016 Ivory Burn was part of the WildAid #JoinTheHerd campaign, which won awards with Cannes Lions and The Drum. She was shortlisted for AITO Young Travel Writer of the Year, 2017, and a Travel Media Award for Broadcast Programme of the Year, 2018. Her story on sand was selected for the "Pick of From Our Own Correspondent," and her film Fired Up aired at the China Women’s Film Festival in 2019.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021