BY Nkosazana Ngwadla
eNCA’s primetime weeknight bulletin, South Africa Tonight, has a new face.
Francis Herd is a trusted television journalist who has featured on SA’s most popular news programs for nearly two decades, at top broadcasters including Radio 702 and eNCA. Since eMedia provided her first television role, it is something of a happy homecoming as Francis returns to eNCA as a news anchor.
After a brief stint in the corporate world as a communications manager, Francis re-entered broadcast media as a morning-show presenter on e.tv. And when SA’s first 24-hour news channel was launched, she was there on the first day as a late-night news anchor on eNCA. In 2010, she was promoted to business anchor on the channel’s flagship evening show, News Night.
Francis holds a BA and BA Honours degree from Wits University and an MBA from the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). She now brings her finely-honed acumen and experience to a bulletin with a growing reputation for authoritative stories and insightful guests.
Join Francis Herd on eNCA’s South Africa Tonight (DStv channel 403) at 6pm every weeknight, as she delivers a refreshed news bulletin guided by the channel’s motto, Question. Think. Act.
Image: Francis Herd LinkedIn