Veteran South African journalist and talk-radio host Redi Tlhabi has relocated to the United Kingdown where she will join BBC Newsday.
The award-winning news and current affairs talk host made the move after years of planning. In a radio interview, Tlhabi said that making the transition a smooth one for her children was important.
“I had to move them from the life they know in Johannesburg, Hyde Park to a strange new country and city. We’re in Kensington and I moved here because I have friends in the area, there are beautiful parks for the kids. Life is so different here but I know we’re going to make this home,” she said.
Tlhabi spent her early days in radio as a News Editor at Kaya 959 before moving to Talk Radio 702 in 2005.
She has experience as a radio and TV broadcaster having worked on shows for Al Jazeera, eNCA and the SABC.
Your National Editor-In-Chief will not be on the radio for a few days. I'm a full time student & assignments& presentations are due. To avoid a 30% situation😛 I must put my head down & focus. Then Easter break in Mzansi. I'll work again soon. Thanks for the warm reception.❤❣
— Redi Tlhabi (@RediTlhabi) April 4, 2022
BBC Newsday caters to a global audience across the UK, Europe and Africa as well as America and Asia. Tlhabi will be the anchor of the Newsday show which is a compelling global news and current affairs show.
Tlhabi will be back in South Africa for the Easter break.