South African journalist, news anchor and reporter, Ayanda-Allie Paine, who is best known for being an anchor on eNews was born and bred in Dobsonville, Soweto
Ayanda graduated in 2009. While she was pursuing a BA Degree in Communication Science (UNISA), she worked as a news anchor on Rainbow FM (2006), at an online content provider and and was an advertising coordinator at Now Media (2007).
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From 2008-2010, she worked as a news anchor and traffic reporter for Talk Radio 702 and a news anchor for eNCA from 2010-2013. In 2013 she left eNCA to join Morning Live on SABC News
In 2014 she co-hosted (with Thabo Mdluli) the seventh annual Crown Gospel Music Awards.
In 2015 she hosted the SABC2 talk show Visionaries’ Lounge, which profiles self-made South Africans who have made noteworthy achievements, with the goal of unpacking the process of building a successful life.
In 2017 she began hosting the eNCA morning show Weekend Wake Up, which explores the week’s important news talking points along with sport, entertainment, lifestyle and family issues.
In 2006, Ayanda got married to Matthew whom she ran into in a studio that did jingles for commercials. They have three children: The first is Ayanda’s nephew who’s eight, her first-born is three and her baby’s a year old. She’s waiting for the day when all of them treat her like a queen.