Based: Johannesburg

Joanne is about to take over Talk Radio 702’s Afternoon Drive slot from 2 May 2018. She has presented the 4pm-6pm ‘Afternoon News’ slot on 24-hour news channel, eNCA. She was also the presenter of current affairs radio show, The Power Update on Power FM until recently. Prior to this she was the main anchor and a bulletin writer on SABC 3’s “News at 7’. She began her career at YFM radio as a news presenter radio in 1998. Following that, she worked at Classic FM, Network Radio News and Business Day as a producer/presenter. In 1998, she moved into television, taking up the position of producer/presenter at SABC Africa. Joanne has scripted several corporate videos for clients like Afrox and produced documentaries for the United Nations Development Programme among others. She has done several high-profile live broadcasts including the live coverage of Nelson Mandela’s passing broadcast internationally, Thabo Mbeki’s presidential inauguration, the Walter Sisulu and Beyers Naudé funerals. Joanne regularly MCs corporate functions in English and French and has presented corporate videos for Life Healthcare, SAPPI, First National Bank, Standard Bank, MTN and PG Glass among others. As a media trainer, her clients included IBM, Pikitup, Ford, Renault and Gauteng Tourism. Joanne teaches presenting, scriptwriting for broadcast media and has a Bachelor’s degree in Drama, Film and English, and an Honours and Master’s Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures from Wits University. She is the author of bestselling novel, “Drug Muled, Sixteen Years in a Thai Prison.”