Radio and TV Journalist
MC | Facilitation | Media Personality
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 – and now heard on Kaya FM’s ‘Breakfast with David’, Monday to Thursday. David O’Sullivan has worked as a foreign correspondent for numerous 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 event in South Africa, including events ranging from the 1995 Rugby World Cup, the 1996 and 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and every election since Sotuh Africa’s democracy. 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, Durban July, J&B Met, Olympic and Paralympic Games, and hosted a live rugby sports show RuggaZone.
In 2016, David joined Power FM, before being lured to Hot 91.9fm. He also consults with corporates on media training and strategy, facilitates conferences, does public speaking and MCs functions, produces and presents podcasts for corporate clients. And a little bird has told Famous Faces that there’s another really exciting move in the pipeline! Watch this space.
David has won numerous media awards, including two international awards for his coverage of the 1992 Bisho massacre, three SAB Sports Journalist Awards, and four MTN Radio Awards for his Afternoon Drive show on 702.