Leanne joined the team in 2004, after having been a financial journalist and presenter for the SABC’s Business Focus and Business Update. Leanne began her television career at the business channel Summit, having previously been a radio news anchor at 702. In 2004 Leanne also played a key role anchoring the national elections and it was after this that she was asked to join Vuyo on Morning Live as one of the two main anchors. Over the past 8 years, Leanne too has interviewed hundreds of top businessmen and women, politicians and entertainers from South Africa and abroad. One of her most notable achievement thus far is her one on one exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey. Leanne is also a qualified Speech & Drama teacher with honours in English and teaches television skills to students. In her personal capacity she supports many charities including the Topsy foundation and Child Welfare and is also a 46664 Ambassador, working closely with HIV/AIDS initiatives.