Carol Tshabalala

Based: Johannesburg

Award Winning South African Sport Television Presenter, MC, Radio Presenter and Ring announcer (boxing).

Carol currently is an Anchor for Supersports various programmes in football, boxing and Rugby  and is a regular feature on their channels. She also presents her own show- “Love PSL” which focuses on the lifestyle of football aired every Tuesday on SS4 and Supersport HD at 18H30.

Previously she was the only female soccer anchor, presenting live Premier soccer league matches on “Laduma” on SABC 1

Carol began broadcasting in 2000 for the youth sports programme “Sportsbuzz”.  Within a year she was a field reporter for the soccer show “Soccer Special” and soon earned the prestigious accolade of being the first female sports anchor of major TV show, “Mabaleng”, previously hosted by Robert Marawa and Martin Locke. She also hosted the 2003 and 2008 “Miss South Africa and Miss South Africa teen” pageant.

In 2011 she had the esteemed honour of hosting the biggest soccer accolade in the world- The FIFA Ballon D’or in Zurich with CNN anchor- Pedro Pinto. In 2012 she was a guest of honour in Zurich.

She has been involved in such prestigious productions as The 2010 world cup preliminary draw (broadcast live across the world) 46664 Nelson Mandela concert, All Africa Games, Blue I.Q, Comrades and City to City marathons, the Durban July Handicap and the world Karate cup and has covered 2 Olympics and Paralympic Games, the Commonwealth Games in Australia and the FIFA world cup in Germany 2006 and the 2010 FIFA world cup

As a radio journalist, Carol moved from Kaya fm, where she compiled and presented daily sports bulletins for the breakfast show to Radio 2000 where she now anchors “Beyond the Game” daily from 15h00-18h00, the first dedicated drive time sports show in SA.

Simply Carol is also a seasoned ring announcer and her passion for the sport of boxing and her level of
professionalism has seen her ring-announce many top class bouts and world title fights.
As an MC, she has hosted, amongst others, the following events:
* 2010 FIFA Ballon D’or Gala
* 2011 SA Sport Awards
* 2011  FIFA football symposium (Frankfurt, Germany)
* The 2010 FIFA world cup preliminary and final draws
* FIFA congress 2010
* 2009 FIFA Confederations cup draw
* Annual Premier soccer league awards
* Annual Boxing awards (every year since 2003)
* SABC 2 New Year’s Eve concert 
* Launch of the African cup of nations
* 2010 World cup bid book handover
* The launch of SABC Sport
* The launch of the ABSA cup
* Miss SA pageant (2003 & 2008)
* United school sports association of South Africa Awards
* Launch of the new Nike headquarters
* Blue I.Q Nelson Mandela marathon
* The Kaizer Chiefs ‘End of Season’ awards

Her accolades include:
1 of the Top 10 women in radio in SA- MTN Yello Rose award, 2011
Best sports presenter-Television- SAFA(South African football association) awards 2010
Best Radio journalist- SAB sports journalists awards 2009
Best Television Presenter for the 2003/2004 PSL soccer season
Best television newcomer- SAB Sports journalist of the year awards 2001

She is fluent in English and French.

 

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