Michelle has worked in radio and TV nearly two decades. She has worked with radio stations 5fm, Jacaranda, SAFM and Radio 2000 and has worked in TV and in print on various projects over the years. Amongst those projects, she produced four weekly ‘Create’ - arts, culture and heritage - broadcast on midday news on SAfm, focussing on the relationship between business and the arts.
Michelle has been a contributing editor to syndicated men’s magazine GQ, writing the column Blonde Date, as well as contributing regularly to Business Day’s Wanted magazine and new media and business magazine Empire. She was on the music advisory panel of the NAC and in 2004 was named Arts Journalist of the Year by the Arts and Culture Trust. She was also a finalist for a Mondi Award for her writing.
Constant was involved in the production of two series of Takalani Sesame for radio in four different languages for PBS radio, and she has done training for community stations and Rhodes University journalism students. She presented an IFAS training series on arts and culture journalism for community stations around the country, also working with IFAS on a project in the DRC in Lubumbashi.
Constant has MC’d for a variety of events including GQ Best Dressed Men, the SAMA’s, Sasol Wax Art Awards, Brett Kebble Art Awards and others.
Michelle has been a judge for the SAMA’s for the last decade. In August 2008 Michelle Constant took over the position of CEO at Business and Arts South Africa – BASA; an NPO developing strategic partnerships between the business and arts sectors in South Africa.