David O’Sullivan

David O’Sullivan has been a radio and TV journalist for more than 30 years. He started his career at Capital Radio in 1982, where 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, 2GB in Australia and Newstalk ZB in New Zealand.

In 1991, he embarked on a law career, working for Webber Wentzel in their media law department and dealing with such clients as the Star, Pretoria News, Sowetan, BBC and Carte Blanche.

In 1995, he 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.

He also presented live sport on SABC-TV from 2000 to 2011, anchoring the coverage of the Comrades Marathon, the Durban July, the J&B Met, both Olympic and Paralympic Games, and hosted a live rugby sports show ‘RuggaZone’.

After leaving 702, David worked on Carte Blanche’s coverage of the Oscar Pistorius trial and for Power FM. He then joined Kaya FM in 2017 to anchors the breakfast show and for which he won the Liberty Radio Award for ‘Best Breakfast Presenter’. His co-hosts now are veteran broadcaster Thabiso Sikwane and comedian Jason Goliath.

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’.

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