Cape Town – Channel24 has learnt that the veteran TV news anchor Sally Burdett will return to her former on-screen role as news anchor and will again become the TV face of e.tv's flagship TV news bulletin from Monday, 4 December at 20:00.
Sally Burdett - who previously anchored the e.tv news - has been the head of the anchor team at eNCA (DStv 403) with years of experience at the eMedia Investments' channels following years of being an journalist and news anchor at the SABC previously.
As part of the senior editorial team she will continue to work behind the scenes and to help the team develop new talent.
"I am delighted to be back on e.tv, on a bulletin I have always loved," says Sally Burdett.
"The news at 20:00 will be to-the-point and hard-hitting, continuing a fearless tradition of seeking the truth.
"In this era of fake news, state capture and information overload, I see my job primarily as helping audiences navigate a path through a pivotal time in our country’s history."
"We are glad to be able to infuse an experienced, authoritative energy into our news offering. Sally has always been a credible and consistent voice on the broadcast news circuit,” says Phathiswa Magopeni, head of terrestrial news.
"Sally is no stranger to South African viewers and we are thrilled to welcome her back to e.tv’s lineup," says Marlon Davids, e.tv managing director.
"She is a formidable journalist who brings a wealth of experience and gravitas to our news offering. Our prime time English news bulletin has always defined the direction of our news and current affairs programming on the channel and we are confident that our viewers will continue to enjoy the refreshed bulletin."
The lunchtime news bulletin on e.tv will continue to be anchored by Duduzile Ramela on weekdays.