Try this one: David O’Sullivan has been a radio and TV journalist for 41 years. He started his career at Capital Radio in 1982, where he rose to the position of News Editor. At the same time, he worked as the Southern Africa correspondent for several international radio networks, covering the dramatic political events in South Africa in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In 1991, he embarked on a law career, working for Webber Wentzel as a candidate attorney in their media law department and dealing with such clients as the Star, Pretoria News, Sowetan, BBC and Carte Blanche.
In 1995, he left his law career in preference for journalism and joined 702, where he stayed for the next 20 years. He worked in all on-air departments (news, sport and programming) and covered every significant news and sports event in South Africa. He hosted the prime-time Afternoon Drive show for 11 years.
On the TV side, David presented sport on SABC-TV from 2000 to 2011, hosting a weekly rugby magazine show, as well as major live sporting events including the Olympic Games, the Rugby World Cup, the Comrades Marathon, and the Durban July. After leaving the SABC, David worked on Carte Blanche’s coverage of the Oscar Pistorius trial.
David worked for Power FM and Hot919, before joining Kaya FM in 2017 as the host of the breakfast show, winning the Liberty Radio Award for Best Breakfast Presenter in 2018. He left Kaya FM in April 2021.
David has won numerous media awards, including two international awards for his coverage of the 1992 Bisho massacre, four SAB Sports Journalist Awards, three MTN Radio Awards and two Liberty Radio Awards.
For the past 15 years he has worked with corporate clients, teaching them how to maximise their media opportunities and conduct themselves effectively and professionally on radio, on TV and in print.
David works on the digital side of broadcast journalism through the production of podcasts for commercial businesses as part of their external and internal communications. He also makes podcast documentaries for public consumption.
His is currently writing Rassie Erasmus’s memoir for Pan Macmillan Publishers which will be released internationally in August.
David is married to Jacqui O’Sullivan, the executive for communications at MTN SA. He has two boys, Michael (17) and Tom (10).