Melanie Bala is a veteran broadcaster with nearly three decades of experience in television and radio. She has worked for both the SABC; as well as DSTV (the Series channel), hosting her own talk show “Let’s Chat…” in 2010. In 2019, she co-hosted the 25th South African Music Awards. She is currently on Metro FM’s lunchtime drive show, Lunch With Thomas and Pearl, as a contributor and news anchor.
Melanie has built a strong social media following by talking about the things that matter to her, with a good dose of humour: motherhood, pop culture, current affairs, mental health, yoga and travel. She has traveled extensively across South Africa and Africa, Asia and America. Under the hashtag #MellaTravels, she’s documented recent trips to Indonesia, Rwanda, Zambia, Ghana and more.