Lliana Bird has established herself as a diverse and eclectic presenter, having worked across a variety of entertainment mediums from Radio and TV, presenting documentaries, culture shows and music shows. Not only a talented presenter, Lliana also writes, produces and pitches her own shows for Radio and Television. She currently hosts both the Saturday and Sunday 3pm – 6pm shows on Xfm.
Beginning her career at the BBC in 2006, working for BBC Three Counties, Lliana covered a variety of local events from new births at the zoo to charity fun runs, expertly turning her hand to whatever story came along. This led to a co-presenting slot on a show called Treasure Quest, a radio version of Challenge Anneka where Lliana was sent all around the home counties on a treasure hunt. Never knowing where each show would take her, Lliana gained experience with live call-ins and nurtured her spontaneous and sharp presenting style.
Following a short stint with Virgin Radio, Lliana moved over to Xfmin 2007, where she presented the music news, an hourly music and entertainment round up which included interviews with bands and reporting on the day’s music events. Lliana became Xfm’s point of contact for music festivals, reporting from Reading Festival, V, Latitude and many more. A passionate music fan herself, Lliana fitted smoothly into this role and became well versed at interviewing an assortment of bands, whether they were emerging talent or established global artists.
Lliana’s enthusiasm and music knowledge led to her own show on Xfm called The Fix, a weekly magazine style show looking at the week in music and entertainment. She also wrote, produced and presented documentaries including an acclaimed series about independent record labels. Continuing her work at Xfm, Lliana currently presents Sunday’s 11am – 2pm show. She maintains her passion for music and the arts by producing and presenting one off documentaries for the station, including on the importance of women in music called Lady Rock, as well as re-launching Culture Vultures, a show focussing on the Arts in London.
Lliana’s work on the radio opened doors to various Television presenting slots, especially after she had the idea to launch Xfm TV by filming her music reports for the radio stations’ website. Sky news asked her to be their point of contact and talking head for all things music related, from awards to festivals and general music events as well as presenting a show called TFTV.
Having immersed herself in the world of music, Lliana hopes to draw on her love of the arts and all things cultural. Lliana also has a keen interest in Science having achieved a 1st degree in Experimental Psychology. She’s is fascinated in human behaviour having specialised in subjects including optical illusions, child psychology and criminal psychology. Other interests include poker (she once went on a poker cruise around Mexico), cooking, classical civilisation and black magic.
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