Joanne is the former presenter of 702 Talk Radio’s ‘Afternoon Drive with Joanne Joseph’. She also regularly MCs corporate functions in English and/or French and has presented numerous corporate videos.
She has presented the 4pm-6pm ‘Afternoon News’ slot on 24-hour news channel, eNCA and the current affairs radio show, ‘The Power Update’ on PowerFM.
Prior to this, she was the main anchor and a bulletin writer on SABC 3’s ‘News at 7’.
She began her career at YFM radio as a news presenter radio in 1998. Following that, she worked at Classic FM, Network Radio News and Business Day as a producer/presenter.
In 1998, she moved into television, taking up the position of producer/presenter at SABC Africa. Joanne has scripted several corporate videos for clients like Afrox and produced documentaries for the United Nations Development Programme among others.
She has done several high-profile live broadcasts including the live coverage of Nelson Mandela’s passing – which was broadcast internationally, Thabo Mbeki’s presidential inauguration and the Walter Sisulu and Beyers Naudé funerals.
As a media trainer, her clients included Nedbank, IBM, Pikitup, Ford, Renault and Gauteng Tourism.
Joanne has a Bachelor’s degree in Drama, Film and English, and an Honours and Master’s Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures from Wits University.
She is the author of bestselling novel, “Drug Muled, Sixteen Years in a Thai Prison.”