by Thinus Ferreira
The Afrikaans TV reporter and anchor Lourensa Eckard is taking over from Waldimar Pelser as the permanent new presenter of the weekly current affairs talk show In Gesprek on kykNET (DStv 144).
Lourensa Eckard, one of the anchors on kykNET's kykNET Verslag news and current affairs strand on weeknights produced by Idea Candy, has in the past been a sit-in for Waldimar Pelser for the week's talk show episode.
She has now been upped to the position full-time following Waldimar Pelser's appointment as the new boss of kykNET from February 2022.
In Gesprek with Lourensa will debut with her first episode on Wednesday 19 January at 21:00 on kykNET.
The kykNET Verslag strand, anchored by Lourensa Eckard and Heindrich Wyngaard and done from Stark Studios in Johannesburg, returns for the year from Monday 17 January with episodes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 21:30 on the channel.
Lourensa Eckard who studied journalism at the University of Pretoria and completed her B.Phil at the University of Stellenbosch in 2011 started her journalism career at the Afrikaans Beeld newspaper in 2012 and also worked for Rapport, City Press and Netwerk24. In 2014 she started as a TV field reporter for kykNET Verslag.