Hi i’m Shehnaz, nice to meet you… Can I say that? *Virtually* – I mean,
Lets get to the serious stuff and formalities first shall we :
Award-nominated multimedia journalist, writer and radio presenter based in the Midlands.
I have had articles, pictures and/or interviews published on the likes of The Independent, Metro.co.uk, Huffington Post, Indy100, Digital Spy, Bustle, Apple Music, MTV Voices,Marie Claire, Grazia, The Debrief, The Pool, Gal-Dem, The Tempest and Yahoo! UK and its subsidiaries, namely Yahoo! Celebrity! UK, Yahoo! TV and Yahoo! News. During my few years at Yahoo, my individual work amassed more than fourteen million individual page views.
Currently freelancing alongside volunteering as a radio presenter for DAB and Internet radio station, Fresh West Midlands, which is broadcast to an audience of up to 900,000 people in the local area. I current present and produce my own weekly two hour show here where I showcase the latest music, host interviews and discuss entertainment stories. I’ve also hosted several live events with Fresh, including Leamington Carnival and the Southam Christmas Lights Switch On, where I hosted the main stage to a crowd of thousands of people. Also a regular contributor and panellist on various local and national BBC and Bauer radio stations, with multiple previous appearances on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Asian Network, Free Radio and various other regional stations.
Overall, my freelance journalism and radio work has resulted in nominations for various Journalism awards, including an XCity Award for an ‘Outstanding Contribution to Journalism’ in 2015, an award for ‘Outstanding Young Journalist’ at the Asian Media Awards 2017, two nominations for ‘Journalist/Writer of the Year’ and ‘Rising Star of the Year’ at the Diversity in Media Awards 2018 and most most recently, two nominations for ‘Positive Role Model’ at the National Diversity Awards 2022 in association with ITV News.
Alternatively, education-wise I hold a Merit, Master of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from City University London, as well as a 2:1, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Celebrity Journalism from Staffordshire University, both of which are are BJTC and NCTJ accredited courses respectively.
All of the above is usually why i’m extremely sleep deprived 99% of the time, so apologies if I take a little while to get back to you. Also, if i’ve not replied to your email it’s probably because i’m in bed binge watching Netflix or i’m stuck in the queue at Starbucks. Did someone mention coffee? A grande, triple-shot, extra-hot, caramel macchiato with no cream please, many thanks.
However, on a more professional note, I’m always keen to discover new freelance or job opportunities and get involved in further projects, so feel free to contact me on here or via my email below: email@example.com..
You can access my full and in-depth LinkedIn profile by clicking on this link. To listen to my radio demo, please visit my Soundcloud.
Thanks for reading!