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Cathy is an award-winning broadcast journalist and senior news anchor for South Africa’s newly launched 24hr channel Newzroom Afrika. She hosts the daily primetime bulletin between 18h00 and 21h00 on channel 405.
Cathy has previously hosted eNCA’s evening primetime bulletin NewsNight and eTV’s evening bulletin. She’s also covered high profile stories including the life of Nelson Mandela and the Oscar Pistorius Murder trial.
Cathy’s career in national broadcast journalism spans over ten years. She began her career as a reporter and radio anchor for Talk Radio 702’s Eyewitness News and Kaya FM. In 2009 she won the National Press Club Radio Journalist of the Year Award. In 2012, she was selected to take part in the CNN Journalism Fellowship. In 2014, Cathy was selected as a fellow for US President Barack Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). She was named by Destiny Magazine as one of the “Top 40 women under 40” in 2015. She holds a Politics and International Relations degree from Wits university.
Passionate about youth, education and current affairs, Cathy enjoys facilitating workshops and conferences which tackle issues of socio-economic development; particularly those impacting young girls and women. She is also part of an NGO that builds schools in rural areas and conducts youth development programs for empowering and up-skilling young people.