Interview with David O'Sullivan

David O’Sullivan started his forty-year career as a radio and TV journalist at Capital Radio in 1982. He rose to the position of news editor, covering the fall of apartheid and the release of Nelson Mandela. He worked as a foreign correspondent for a number of international radio networks including Independent Radio News in London, Voice of America and National Public Radio in the USA. In the early 1990s David embarked on a career in media law for Webber Wentzel, dealing with such clients as The Star, Pretoria News, Sowetan, BBC and Carte Blanche. In 1995, he joined 702 Talk Radio, where he remained for 20 years, covering every significant news and sports event in South Africa during this time. He hosted the prime-time Afternoon Drive show for 11 years. David also presented live sport on SABC from 2000 to 2011, anchoring the coverage of the Comrades Marathon, the Durban July, the J&B Met and both Olympic and Paralympic Games. He also hosted the live rugby sports show ‘RuggaZone’. After leaving 702, David worked on Carte Blanche’s coverage of the Oscar Pistorius trial. He then joined Kaya FM in 2017 to anchor the breakfast show, for which he won the Liberty Radio Award for Best Breakfast Presenter. David has won numerous media awards, including two international awards for his coverage of the 1992 Bisho massacre, three SAB Sports Journalist awards, four MTN Radio Awards for his Afternoon Drive show on 702, and two Liberty Radio Awards.
5 Jul 2023 English South Africa Business · Education

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