Lee Duru, who started her early radio career in Port Elizabeth as a presenter on Ubuntu Radio Station, and is now a recognised actress, voice-over artist and filmmaker, has decided to return to her radio roots in Port Elizabeth as a co-host on Algoa FM’s Daron Mann Breakfast Show
Duru has a successful background in the South African film and TV industry, working across numerous broadcast mediums. Best known for her roles in Leon Schuster’s Mama Jack
(2005), Home Affairs
(2007) and Zambezia
(2012), she was also the director of popular SABC 2 sitcom, Stokvel
, and held various behind-the-scenes positions for Penguin Films productions.
She has worked in various corporate roles in communications, marketing and change management at institutions such as Transnet Port Terminals, Transnet SOC Ltd, NMMU Business School and General Motors SA. She is fluent in isiXhosa, English and Afrikaans, and is passionate about the city and province as a whole.
“Bubbly and opinionated coupled with a depth of experience in the media industry and corporate world, makes Lee a good fit for our team and a huge asset to Algoa FM,” says Algoa FM’s operations director, Alfie Jay.
“I am really looking forward to being on air with Daron and Charlton, two consummate professionals with whom I’ve spent the last month in studio, learning the ropes and getting to know their quirky sense of humour. I’m now eagerly awaiting the opportunity to add my voice to the successful team and connect with the listeners across Algoa Country,” says Duru.
“Lee has fitted in quickly and we are eager to see how the chemistry between the three of us develops once she gets behind the microphone,” says Mann.
“One thing is for sure, the DMB
will never be the same again,” he says.