Karen Paida Mukwedeya
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BornKaren Paidamoyo Mukwedeya
  • Presenter
Known forBeing a finalist on TLC's Next Great Presenter

Karen Paidamoyo Mukwedeya is a Zimbabwean radio and tv presenter/producer and she rose to prominence when she made it into the finals of the TLC Next Great Presenter search in 2016. She is currently a presenter at CapitalkFM.


Karen studies at University of South Africa for Bachelor of Consumer Science, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs from 2014 to 2019. At Rhodes University Karen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs from 2012 to 2014


Karen worked at Africa Bet as a data entry clerk from February 2011 – January 2012 before moving on to Grocott's Mail in Grahams town, South Africa where she worked as an inter reporter in April 2012. She then proceeded to Cape Times in June 2012 where she worked as an intern reporter until July 2012. In August 2013 she started working at Dants Media as a Social Media Manager and Administrator until July 2015. She joined Nafuna TV in August 2015. In January 2017 she joined CapitalkFM as a radio presenter and producer [1]

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Participating in TLC's Next Great Presenter

In October 2016 she was shortlisted in the top three of DStv’s TLC Next Great Presenter along with South Africa’s Carissa Cupido and Kenya’s Charlie Karumi.[2]


  1. Karen mukwedeya, LinkedIn, published: No Date Given, retrieved: October 24, 2016
  2. Bongani Ndlovu, Zim presenter speaks on TLC experience, Chronicle, published: October 12, 2016, retrieved: October 24, 2016,