Lebo Motsoeli is an award winning Television Presenter, voice-over artist, scriptwriter, producer and one of the leading women in sports broadcasting. She’s the 2017 Woman In Media Gsport award winner, 2016 Ministerial award winner, and an SAB Merit award winner. Armed with a Communications Science degree, Lebo is currently an SABC Sport anchor on SABC1. […]
Lebo Motsoeli is an award winning Television Presenter, voice-over artist, scriptwriter, producer and one of the leading women in sports broadcasting. She’s the 2017 Woman In Media Gsport award winner, 2016 Ministerial award winner, and an SAB Merit award winner.
Armed with a Communications Science degree, Lebo is currently an SABC Sport anchor on SABC1. She’s also on Metrofm from 12-6 Monday to Friday. She’s currently the Voice of SABC3, SABC Sport and Rap Studios.
She completed her Host duties for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and she was the first female to Host the 2014 Fifa World Cup football games in the history of South African Television.
She was the only woman to host the Africa Cup Of Nations live matches in the country in 2012 and 2013. She excelled in the role, and continues to show equal talent, to the male counterparts, within the male dominated industry.
Some of the highlights of her career came in 2012, as she was the Host of the Africa Cup Of Nations Draw, in Durban. The broadcast went to all the participating countries in Africa, as well as the rest of the world. Furthermore, in the same year, she was given her own sport show, Sport Preview Show, which was broadcast on SABC 1 in primetime.
But it was in 2010, at the start of the World Cup that her career reached highs. She was the only South African presenter who co-hosted a world Cup program for Eurosport, transmitting to over 32 countries worldwide. She shared sets with Roger Milla and Arsen Wenger.
In the three years building to the 2010 Fifa World Cup, she Anchored Countdown 2010, the official Fifa World Cup programme on SABC television , broadcasting to millions of South Africans.
She joined radio and television extraordinaire David O’Sullivan every Sunday from 13h30 to 14h30 to host sport On2. In the same period, Lebo was host of the SABC Sport channel on SABC 3, Gymnastics and hockey programme ‘Inside Out’, and Sportsbuzz.
A natural for the small screen, Lebo moved into the world of Sports broadcasting in 2003 as a voice over artist and scriptwriter for the youth programme Sportsbuzz. She followed this with a sports programme dedicated to women – Women in Sport. Recognition came in the form of the SAB Newcomer of the Year Merit Award in 2006 and being given the January 2007 slot in Women in Media by GSport.
Her involvement in sport also includes the programme Amakrokokroko, Pedal Talk, FNB African Soccer Show and being the face of the Siyanqoba 2010 Campaign.
She reported live every year from the Comrades Marathon, Two Oceans Marathon and Cape Argus Cycle Tour, which had her interviewing the Hollywood star Matt Damon in 2009.
In 2005, she travelled to Brazil to report on the International Wheelchair an Amputee Sports Federation World Games (IWAS Games). This was her first international reporting job for SABC Sport. She followed this success as a live Television and Radio reporter for the International Paralympics World Athletics Champions 2006 in Amsterdam. In 2007, Lebo made her mark at the Special Olympics where she reported the 10 day spectacular of 21 sporting codes with precision and flamboyant personal style. She went on to host the 2007 All Africa Games in Algeria, a test on her sports knowledge as she was South Africa’s only link to the Continental Event. Lebo brought us the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympics Games, which led to her Nomination for 2009 Best presenter in the SAB Sport Journalist of the Year Nomination.
A natural born communicator, Lebo has also been in the centre of South Africa’s communication hub, Avusa Media, where she was a Lifestyle and fashion Editor for Soccerlife.
She’s also presented The Rama Monate Show; Glory hallelujah, the Coca Cola Game show, the Sunsilk programme and Crazy Games and the NedbankKeyona Team search.
As an MC, Lebo has hosted The SA Sport Awards; SA Boxing awards; Unilever’s Global Hand-wash day; National Women’s Day at the Union Buildings and Sunsilk Launch to name a few.