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Leanne ManasLocation: Based in Johannesburg
Multiple award winning Television Anchor Leanne Manas is the popular face of SABC’s flagship breakfast program, Morning Live on SABC2.
Leanne has interviewed hundreds of top businessmen and -women, politicians and entertainers from South Africa and abroad. Highlights include one on one exclusive interviews with Oprah Winfrey and Nelson Mandela, as well as interviews with Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Christina Aguilera, Seal, Sir Richard Branson, Joan Armatrading, John Legend, Jane Seymour, Ronan Keating, the Reverend Jesse Jackson and the Archbishop of Canterbury, amongst others.
Leanne, the only Television anchor in the world to join the elite list of Ambassadors for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign, started her career as a news anchor at Radio 702, and then moved to Johnnic Publishing's African Business Channel where she became the news anchor for Classic FM. Other radio experience includes work for top stations like Radio Algoa, Jacaranda and East Coast Radio. She launched her television career as the main news anchor for Summit Television. She went on to host two Business programs on SABC 3, Business update and Business Focus, and was also chosen as the National Anchor for the 2004 elections and Presidential Inauguration.
Qualifications include an Honours degree in English, a Speech and Drama teaching qualification from London Trinity College, and a postgraduate certificate in Economics Journalism from Rhodes University. In her spare time she teaches Television skills to students at On Cue Communications.
Awards & Distinctions
- Winner - Best overall SA TV Presenter for the You Magazines "You spectacular" 2010
- Winner - Best overall SA TV Presenter for the You Magazines "You spectacular" 2009
- Nominee - SA's favourite Celebrity for 2008 in the You Magazine awards
- Winner - "Best South African Female Television Presenter" at People magazines "Crystal Awards 2008
- Winner - "Best South African Female Television Presenter" at People magazines "Crystal Awards 2007
- Winner - "Best South African Female Television Presenter" at People magazines "Crystal Awards 2006
- Winner - "Best South African Female Television Presenter" at People magazines "Crystal Awards 2005
- Winner - People Magazines "Best dressed female presenter" Crystal Awards 2006
- Winner - People Magazines "Best dressed female presenter" Crystal Awards 2005
- Winner - "You" Magazines most Stylish television presenter for 2006
- Winner - Sunday Times/Elle most stylish news/actuality/continuity presenter award for 2004
- Nominated - One of Cosmopolitans most awesome woman of 2004
- Nominee Sanlam's Business Journalist of the year awards in 2002
- Leanne is as an Ambassador for Nelson Mandela's 46664 campaign
- She is the only Television anchor in the world to join the elite list of Ambassadors handpicked by Madiba
Leanne is a much sought after MC and has done many prestigious events including:
- SABC 2 / Shoprite checkers Women on the year 2006
- Naledi Theatre Awards 2008
- Preliminary Draw for the FIFA 2010 World Cup 2007
- Economist of the year Awards 2007
- Mondi Shanduka Awards 2007
- Womens World Cup of Golf – 2006, 2007, 2008
- Murry and Roberts Jack Cheetham Awards – 2007, 2008
- CEO Top Women in Business and Government – 2006
- Nederburg Wine Auction – 2006
- Viennesse Ball – 2007
- Massmart’s Mark Lamberti farewell Gala Dinner – 2007
- Bosch’s 100 year Anniversary Gala Event – 2006
- NEDLAC Exporter of the Year awards – 2006, 2007
- Deputy President of SA Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka’s annual Ladies Tea Party at her home – 2006, 2007
- Relaunch of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign in 2007
- Opening ceremony Govetech - 2008
- Extensive work for most of South Africa’s top Companies including SAB, Ellerines, Standard Bank, First National Bank, SABC, SAA, Shoprite Checkers, Vodacom, Telkom, Eskom, Toyota, Mercedes, Daimler Chrysler, MAN Truck and Bus and numerous government departments.
- Celebrity MC
- Guest Speaker
- Celebrity guest
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