Katy Katopodis leaving EWN to form own media company
Katy Katopodis, Eyewitness News (EWN) editor-in-chief, will be leaving the broadcaster at the end of July 2018, ending 21 years at Primedia Broadcasting.
Having begun her career with Primedia as a field reporter, she went on to co-host Talk at 9; anchored morning news on 702 for many years; and became news editor of the Joburg news team before her appointment as editor-in-chief for the Primedia Group and the newly branded EWN. Katopodis is currently also deputy chairperson of South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef).
“Primedia Broadcasting has been a huge part of my life,” says Katopodis. “I am grateful for the opportunities I have had, and immensely proud of what we have achieved at EWN. I leave behind a passionate team of people, who I have come to adore, and who have dedicated their careers to getting ‘Inside the Truth’ with EWN. It has been my honour and privilege to lead this astounding team and to watch them shine year after year — story after story.
“After more than two decades with Primedia, the timing is now perfectly right to explore new and exciting opportunities. It may be the end of an era, but it’s also the beginning of an exciting new chapter for me. I’ve started my own media company with two exceptional women with enormous professional integrity in the industry, and who share my values and vision for the future of media in South Africa.”
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