Jeremy Maggs

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Jeremy Maggs has been a journalist for 30 years and has worked across all media platforms – newspapers, radio, television, magazines and online. 

For the past 9 years he has been co-presenter of the flagship evening current affairs programme News Night 6pm to 8pm – Monday to Thursday on the news channel eNCA. Maggs is the advertising and media writer on the weekly Financial Mail and co-editor of the authoritative yearly industry review AdFocus. 

He watches the communications industry with a programme on eNCA called Maggs on Media. Maggs consults privately in the marketing and media space and has run a successful media strategy course for over 20 years. He also has a new keynote speech entitled “Reading the News. Maggs is a regular business panel and conference facilitator.


Outline keynote

 8.45am - 9.00am

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Jeremy Maggs has been a journalist for almost 30 years and has worked across all media platforms – newspapers, radio, television, magazines and online. He started his career as a cadet reporter on The Herald newspaper in Port Elizabeth and later moved to the Sunday Tribune in Durban. He then spent 10 years at Radio 702 eventually rising to Head of News and was instrumental in developing the Eyewitness News brand. He then ventured into television and was lead anchor on am-today on SABC2 – the respected morning news and current affairs programme. Later he hosted the hit television quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire that ran for over 100 episodes.


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