Mandy Wiener

AboutMandy Wiener

Mandy Wiener is one of the country’s best known and most credible journalists and authors. She is a multi-award-winning reporter and currently the host of The Midday Report with Mandy Wiener on Primedia’s Talk Radio 702. Mandy is the author of five bestselling non-fiction titles. Her debut, Killing Kebble, was a local publishing phenomenon, selling in excess of 100 000 copies and was short-listed in the prestigious ‘Alan Paton Sunday Times Literary Awards’. Mandy’s second book, My Second Initiation, written with former head of the NPA Vusi Pikoli, was also short-listed for the Alan Paton award. In 2014, she published Behind The Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story with her colleague Barry Bateman. The book was released internationally and contained new, exclusive information about the trial. In 2019 she released the Ministry of Crime, about organised crime and the relationship with the police. Her latest book, The Whistleblowers, tells the stories of South African heroes who risked everything to bring the truth to light. Mandy specialises in investigative reporting and legal matters, having extensively covered both the corruption trial of former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi and the Brett Kebble murder trial. She has also earned a reputation for her work exposing South Africa’s ‘Underworld’ reporting extensively on Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir, Teazers boss Lolly Jackson and other mysterious murders. She has won a number of National and Regional Vodacom ‘Journalist of the Year’ awards, has been ‘The CNN African Radio Journalist of the Year’ and has received several commendations in the Webber Wentzel ‘Legal Journalist of the Year’ awards. In addition, she has received the National Press Club award in the Radio Category and the Social Media category and was awarded the ‘Rising Star – Women in the Media’ award in 2011.