David O'Sullivan

David O'Sullivan

@davidosullie

Freelance Journalist

I studied Journalism and Politics at Rhodes University, during which time I worked in the Capital Radio newsroom and at the Rand Daily Mail. I did my compulsory national service as a journalist on the army newspaper, before joining Capital Radio full-time. I have worked as the SA correspondent for various international radio stations, including Voice of America, National Public Radio in the USA, Independent Radio News in the UK, Macquarrie National News in Australia, and Newstalk ZB in New Zealand.

Deciding on a change I studied law at Wits and practiced media law as a candidate attorney for two years. The lure of journalism proved too strong however, and I joined 702 in 1995 before I qualified as a lawyer. I have worked in all on-air departments at the station - news, sport and programming and covered events ranging from the 1995 Rugby World Cup, the 1996 African Nations Cup, the 1996 Olympic Games, the first democratic elections... the list seems endless.