Manas is currently the host of two Business programs on SABC 3 -
Business update and Business Focus.
Until recently she was the main news anchor for South Africa's essential Business
Channel - Summit Television.
There she presented the Mobile World - an innovative showcase of advances
in global technology.
Leanne also compiled and read Finance news for Radio Algoa, Jacaranda and
East Coast Radio.
A qualified Speech and Drama teacher with Honours in English, she started
her career as a news anchor at Radio 702.
Leanne then moved to Johnnic Publishing's African Business Channel where she
became the news anchor for Classic fm. She then took a keen interest in Finance
journalism and has
recently completed a postgraduate certificate in Economics Journalism from
Rhodes University. She was also one of the nominees for Sanlams Business Journalist
of the year awards in 2002. In her spare time she teaches Television skills
to students at
On Cue Communications.