Melanie Bala

Melanie Bala is a veteran broadcaster with two decades in television and radio


Having worked for both the SABC on various entertainment, music and talk shows as on-air talent and in production,  She also hosted her own talk show “Let’s Chat…” in 2010.  “Let’s Chat…” went on to win a SAFTA (South African Film and Television Awards) for Best Talk Show in 2011.

She has also contributed short opinion pieces to Marie Claire and the Mail & Guardian online; And in 2013 contributed to Jacana’s “From Me To Me: Letters To My 16 and a half year old Self”, a collection of letters by South African personalities – edited by Samantha Page.

She is currently the news anchor on METRO FM’s breakfast drive show, “The First Avenue”.


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