Early Years | Awards | Notable Interviews
Multiple award-winning TV presenter, radio host, MC and style icon, Leanne Manas, is a renowned leader on the South African media circuit.
From Oprah Winfrey to Nelson Mandela, Leanne has interviewed an impressive range of public figures, heads of state, thought-leaders and local and international celebrities during her decade-long onscreen career.
She is instantly recognisable as the face of SABC 2’s flagship breakfast show, Morning Live, a hard-hitting news broadcast that she has anchored since 2004. Prior to taking on this demanding role, Leanne found recognition presenting a number of prominent business shows including SABC 3’s Business Update and Business Focus.
Her ability to move seamlessly between media platforms can, in part, be contributed to her roots, having started her career as a weekend and late night news anchor for Talk Radio 702. She has since done extensive work for South Africa’s leading radio stations including Radio Algoa, Jacaranda FM, SAfm and East Coast Radio.
Driven by her passion for her birthplace and fellow South Africans, Leanne reached even greater heights, both personally and professionally, on Mandela Day 2015 when she summited Africa’s highest point, Mount Kilimanjaro, during a successful fundraising expedition.
An impressive career met with unwavering professionalism has seen Leanne take on the role as MC and guest speaker at functions for several high-profile corporations, among them Emirates, Mercedes, Vodacom, Nedbank, SAA Discovery and Alexander Forbes to name a few.
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