Upto July 2018, Yvette was the credible voice of News on Hot919fm, presenting alongside radio veterans like Mark Pilgrim, Kevin Savage, Ian F and Darren Scott.
Equally comfortable as newsreader and presenter, YJ, as her friends affectionately call her, started in radio in 2000. She’s earned her stripes as a copywriter, producer, voice artist and programme manager.
A session vocalist, MC and stage singer and performer, since age 14, she’s opened the stage for various high-profile acts on the SA music scene. (PJ Powers, Andre Swiegers, Nianell) Yvette has also done much work as a session singer for radio jingles and as a backing vocalist for commercial music releases and continues to do voice overs, daily, for various media platforms, including international movies.
As international voice artist, her sultry, highly versatile voice, is utilised by international brands, such as Sun International and Maybelline New York. She is also a published writer and poet.
2004 saw her independently release her single, Crazy, produced and co-written by Mandoza producer, Gabi Le Roux, which was playlisted by most SA radio stations.
Described by peers as multi-talented, easy to work with, effective, professional, fully bilingual, versatile, warm, funny and accommodating, Miss Johnson has featured as singer and actress in theatre shows and, as guest presenter on TV music shows. She also enjoys delivering talks to media students on the radio and the voice-over industry, as well as her love for words and writing, upon invitation and, is a vlogger.