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Leanne Manas

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Leanne Manas
Leanne Manas

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Leanne Manas is the anchor of the SABC's flagship breakfast program - Morning Live. Prior to this she was the host of two Business programs on SABC 3 - Business update and Business Focus. She’s been on the forum of Top Women in Business and Government. She has her post grad in Business Economics and was a nominee in the Sanlam Business Journalist of the year awards in 2002. She’s typical of the new spirit emerging in the South African businesswoman – without being intimidating, she’s educated, bright, high profile, charming, beautiful and continually makes the best dressed list in the Sunday Times Style awards.

She was voted one of South Africa's most awesome women for 2005 in Cosmo magazine and the 2007 winner of  the crystal award for Best Female TV Presenter in South Africa - for the third year in a row!

Leanne has interviewed the best of the best on air, including Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfey, Jesse Jackson, The archbishop of Canterbury, Richard Branson and a host of celebrities like Seal, Diana Ross, Christina Aguilera, John Legend, Jane Seymour and Ronan Keating.

She was the National Anchor for the 2004 elections and presidential inauguration.
Before launching on the premiere news station, she was the main news anchor for the Business Channel - Summit Television and was on the news desk of  Radio Algoa, Jacaranda and East Coast Radio and has served as news anchor on both 702 and Classic fm.

She’s a qualified Speech and Drama teacher with Honours in English, but her passion for Economics and Business led her to Finance journalism and a postgraduate certificate in Economics Journalism from Rhodes University .
In her spare time she teaches Television skills to students.

Leanne is a sought after speaker, especially on Women's issues and succeeding against the odds.

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