Nikiwe Bikitsha is one of the country's leading radio and television news personalities. Her new role as Senior News Anchor at CNBC Africa highlights a ten year career which has featured field reporting in some of the most trying environments. After having paid her dues as a field reporter, she then managed news teams as well as anchored news at Talk Radio 702. Bikitsha was one of the anchors of e.tvï¿½s breakfast show Morning Edition when it launched in 2001 whilst still holding the posts of Senior Reporter and News Anchor at 702. The events of 9/11 launched her talk show career in earnest. After having hosted several shows at 702, she was approached by the SABC to co-anchor the current affairs radio show AMLive on SAfm with respected journalist John Perlman. AMLive has built a reputation as one of the most influential shows in the country. Whilst co-anchoring AMLive, Bikitsha also hosted the prime time current affairs television show, Interface, on SABC 3.