Accomplished anchor Joanne Joseph is to move from the mid-morning show to Afternoon News. Joanne will anchor the prime time 4-6pm slot, Monday to Friday, from 1 February.
In January, Duduzile Ramela vacated Afternoon News to focus on anchoring eNews Direct on e.tv.
Joanne has worked the afternoon show before and returns to this position looking forward to the fast-paced format.
“The 4-6pm show makes unique demands on the afternoon team, compressing a wealth of news – from politics, to business, to sport and weather - into a mere two hours,” says Joanne. “For the afternoon team, it’s a barrage of breathless journalism. For the viewer, we hope to make it an informational whirlwind that draws you into the eye of the day’s top stories breaking around us. We’d love to have you on this journey with us!”
eNCA is confident Joanne will take Afternoon News from strength to strength with her incisive interviewing skills and intelligent approach to news. “As a senior anchor Joanne plays a crucial role in mentoring young talent. She models a very high standard of professionalism in broadcast journalism,” says eNCA Channel News Director Mapi Mhlangu. “We are confident that her probing interview style, ability to distil live events and dedication to the core values of journalism will continue to make eNCA the country’s news channel of choice.”
Cathy Mohlahlana, who anchored with Joanne, will continue on the mid-morning show on eNCA.
A candidate to co-anchor with Cathy is still being selected.