Jeremy Maggs is a South African journalist, radio host and television presenter, best known for hosting the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? He also co-hosts the quiz show Test The Nation.
In the radio industry Maggs co-presents SA FM`s weekday afternoon current affairs programme, PM Live, as well as being the host of the Sunday morning media and advertising show, Media@SAfm.
Although he has an established and successful radio career, most South Africans know Maggs as the host of Millionaire - he is still subjected to jokes about whether something is his final answer or if he wants to phone a friend.
He also hosted SABC3`s weekly media and advertising show, Media Focus.
Having studied Journalism at the then Natal Technikon, Maggs began a career in journalism writing for such publications as the Eastern Province Herald and Durban`s Sunday Tribune.
His first radio job was at 702 where he stayed for 10 years, becoming the station`s news editor and a regular current affairs anchor - at one point in a spicily memorable breakfast show partnership with 702`s Jenny Crwys-Williams - with a reputation as a tough interviewer.
During his time there, amongst other things, he broke the story of Chris Hani`s assassination and co-hosted a live rolling news programme on the day that Princess Diana died.
He left 702 to present the new SABC2 morning breakfast show (precursor to the present Morning Live), which he co-hosted with Nothemba Madumo.
This led to an invitation to present Media@SAfm and then to PM Live - a show he refers to as his "great joy".
In February 2008 it was announced by e.tv that Maggs will be one of the co-anchors of the new e.Sat pay channel`s 24-hour news programme, with Redi Direko. The channel launches in the second half of 2008.
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