Derek Watts has been a journalist for 40 years, presenting on South African television since 1985 as a sports anchor on SABC News and starting TopSport. Derek has been an anchor and presenter on M-Net’s Carte Blanche since the programme’s inception in 1988. During that time he has presented more than a thousand stories in the field and interviewed a cross section of society across the world. Literally from confronting drug dealers in Hillbrow to a very brief chat to the queen of England, from joining Mark Shuttleworth in quarantine barracks in Kazakhstan before his lift off in the Soyuz to comforting survivors of the Boipatong massacre who had lost family and friends. The show has won more than a hundred local and international awards and Derek took the Crystal award for best male TV presenter for three years in a row, two Tonight awards and the SAB Environmental journalist of the year.