Broadcasting legend Jeremy Thompson chats about his book 'Breaking News'

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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