My Final Answer, now available for pre-order

“A pithy, insightful and often hilarious glimpse behind the scenes of modern newsrooms, as told by South Africa’s best-known TV news anchor.” - Sally Burdett, Anchor of SA Tonight, eNCA

A much-admired media personality, Jeremy Maggs was editor of Radio 702’s Eyewitness News for eight years and also served as editor-in-chief of eNCA. He hosted eNCA’s weekday lunchtime television news programme and Maggs on Media. Jeremy continues to write for the Financial Mail and edits the publication’s annual review AdFocus.

Jeremy Maggs has been a journalist and a television and radio presenter for over 30 years, with a front-row seat to major news events in the run-up to and during the birth of South Africa’s democracy and beyond. He was also the host of the hugely successful television show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and so became a household name. He has worked with some of the country’s most respected journalists, interviewed many famous people from around the world, and been at the forefront of developments as the craft morphed into a social media hydra. From Nelson Mandela’s release from prison to his death in 2013, and throughout the many political and news events that have gripped South Africans, Jeremy has been in the thick of the newsrooms that covered the stories.

Written in an engaging and self-deprecating style, this book is an unexpectedly funny and candid, behind-the-scenes account of what was unfolding in those newsrooms as the stories broke, peppered with anecdotes around those involved in making those stories happen.

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