Former Sky News presenter Jeremy Thompson is in South Africa to promote his autobiography "Breaking News".
He speaks to Cape Talk's Kieno Kammies about his 50-years in broadcasting, covering some of the biggest breaking news stories of the last half century.
When I finished that book I looked back and thought wow you lucky fish, I've been in right places at the right time, I followed my nose and never really had a great game plan.— Jeremy Thompson, Former Sky News presenter
I started out as an apprentice for four years at a local newspaper almost before broadcasting was invented.— Jeremy Thompson, Former Sky News presenter
After four years there i hoped i would get my newspaper empire but local radio started out for the first time in the late 60's early 70's and developed into a massive industry here in South Africa.— Jeremy Thompson, Former Sky News presenter
So I found myself drawn to radio and said to myself well you don't have a bad voice maybe you should give it a try. They never said when i moved from radio to television that i have a great face ... so I ended up in broadcasting.— Jeremy Thompson, Former Sky News presenter
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