Uveka Rangappa biography, profile, daughter, education & award

Uveka Rangappa (born in Verulam) is an award-winning radio anchor and television presenter. She started her broadcasting career in Durban at SABC in 1996.

Profile

Uveka Rangappa biography
Uveka Rangappa an award-winning South African radio anchor and television presenter.
NameUveka Rangappa
GenderMale
NationalitySouth Africa
Place of birthVerulam
EducationJournalism
Alma materDurban University of Technology
ChildrenSuryana and Surav

Education

She attended the Durban University of Technology (then Natal Technikon). Uveka Rangappa studied Journalism from the Institution.

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Children

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She is a mother of two (2) children namely; Suryana and Surav. She lives in Randburg with her children.

Awards

She has received several awards and recognitions including; 

  • Coverage of post-war in Iraq.
  • Cosmo Awesome Woman of 2007.
  • Mail and Guardian – Book of SA Woman of 2007 / 2008.

Career

She started her career as a broadcaster at the SABC in Durban.

She was offered a permanent job at Lotus and was with them for about five (5) years, and then at East Coast Radio for 11 months.

In 2002, she joined 702 workings with afternoon drive anchor David O’Sullivan. She later worked with Alex Jay at 94.7.

She was also a presenter on ‘Rights and Recourse’ on SABC3. She joined the E-News channel as an anchor from 9 am to 1 pm on weekdays.

She then returned to ‘Eye Witness News’ at 94.7 Highveld Stereo and then 702 Talk Radio.

Today, she the evening prime time anchor on eNCA. She has interviewed several high profile personalities.

She also covered post-war Iraq as one of her toughest but still among her fondest memories.

She underwent a traumatic experience that involved her family led her to work with charity ‘Rise Against Hunger’.

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