Joanne Joseph began her career at YFM radio as a news presenter radio in 1998.
She obtained a distinction in the Unisa Radio and Actuality course in the 1998 and then moved to Classic FM, Network Radio News and Business Day as a producer/presenter.
Joanne graces South African screens several nights a week, delivering SABC 3’s flagship bulletin “The News at 7′ to which she also contributes as a bulletin writer.
In 1999 she took up the position of producer/presenter at SABC Africa, a job that involved copy-tasting scripts, writing, editing and researching news packages, and writing and voicing promotional material for the channel.
This also gave her the opportunity to produce, co-ordinate and script 5 TV inserts and a panel discussion for SABC on the European Union-sponsored conference “Myths, Masks and Masquerades” an African-European cultural crossover at Wits University.
During this time she also freelanced as Bulletin Editor/Executive Producer at SABC Africa. Joanne concurrently completed her Bachelors Degree in Drama and Film at Wits University and followed this up with an Honours Degree in European Literature in 2002.
She has appeared on the SABC’s “On Camera” Business Beat”,”Newshour”, “Morning Live” and “World Wrap” programmes, also producing the latter for almost two years.
In the past few months alone, she has done several high-profile live Outside Broadcasts – the Presidential Inauguration, the Walter Sisulu funeral, the Beyers Naudé funeral and the Raymond Mhlaba funeral. Joanne has co-facilitated Media Management Training Workshops for the Gauteng Tourism Authority, the National Lottery Board, Uthingo and Free State University.
She regularly appears as MC at public functions and live events for organisations such as Daimler Chrysler, Transnet, SACOB and Sappi.
Joanne is currently completing a Masters Degree in Literature at Wits University.