Michelle Garforth-Venter – Conservation

Michelle Garforth-Venter - Conservation
Michelle Garforth-Venter - Conservation

Michelle Garforth-Venter – Conservation

Michelle Garforth-Venter – Conservation is a house-hold name in South Africa & is synonymous with bringing sustainable living and conservation issues to the fore of the public’s mind.

24-years in front & behind camera, she’s the original ‘Top Billing’ anchor – South Africa’s prime-time entertainment show, also filling the anchor position on SABC 2’s ‘Morning Live’.

She has filmed and reported from around-the-world, Cuba to Alaska (in search of Giant Pacific Octopus); Singapore to Cote De Ivory; Rio to Botswana; Belize to Madagascar and Vegas to Kenya. (1992 to 2010), working for The Travel Channel USA, Fox Family USA & ESPN International and Discovery Channel USA.

Michelle Garforth-Venter – Conservation

Michelle is qualified as a FGASA Nature Guide, and has worked in the field with a variety of species from 1998 to present day. Book through Speakers Inc

Michelle has been producing animal content TV for 15 years, and is knowledgeable about working in extreme environment locations from marine to desert to high altitudes, diving & filming with various shark species since 1998

As a consultant and teacher, Michelle’s passion for broadcasting shines through and inspires young new presenters, as well as the more seasoned hosts to reach new heights of professionalism.

Corporates look toMichelle Garforth-Venter – Conservation on how best to understand the Media and how to work with this gigantic and often complex industry.

She is currently employed as the Senior Writer for SANEDI (South Africa National energy Development Institute) responding to the Minister of Energy.

Executive Producer/Anchor of ‘Green Line TV’ – 26 half hour series 2010 SABC 3, Michelle authored her first book – ‘The Green Line: a South African Guide to Green Living’, the package was nominated in David Attenborough annual green awards London, UK.

In 2005, she started Ezinkulu Productions managing 12 staffers and Executive Producing shows like: “Bush Radar Kids” – SABC 2, 26-half hour series 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010.  “Wild Limited” – 26-half hour series SABC 2, seasons 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009. “DIY MET RIAAN” – SABC 2, 26-half-hour seasons from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 “African Hot-Rod Cars” – DSTV’s Ignition Channel 2010. “LOVE & Mortar” – DSTV’s The Home Channel, 2010 30-half hour series building South Africa’s 1st GREEN House

Michelle Garforth-Venter – Conservation

Glamour magazine voted Michelle ‘Woman of the Year’ in the media category and later that year, she was presented with the Kudu Award – the prestigious SANPARKS ‘Environmental Media Contribution to Conservation, the Best Journalist Award’. (Oct 2010)

Engage on a personal level with her by attending green workshops or book Michelle as the Master of Ceremonies for your next Function or Guest Speaking Slot.

A trained Voice Over Artist, Michelle’s voice has been heard in several TV commercials, international documentaries and radio commercials over the years. Follow Speakers Inc on Twitter


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