Shanequa Paris is a bright, energetic and informative TV and radio presenter.
She’s currently the presenter on CBBC’s news programme Newsround, presenting live bulletins each morning to thousands of children, updating them on the story of the global pandemic, as well as movements such as Black Lives Matter.
Shanequa has a real passion for broadcasting. She has produced for BBC 1Xtra and presented on BBC local radio, engaging with young listeners on hot topics and pop culture debates. Shanequa launched evening shows for BBC West Midlands, working with new talent, creating a radio show schedule, and developing different formats.
Shanequa is always keen to tackle the important topics. This has been demonstrated through reports such as documenting her cervical screening process including her concerns, fears and finally (audio) recording her first test. Coming from a family who are part of the Windrush generation, Shanequa has presented three documentaries for BBC Teach, explaining the ‘subnormal’ schools in the 1970’s, Uprising and the Black Power Movement.
Shanequa has also hosted events and appeared on panels including Birmingham Public Service Day, Black History at the MAC, Dope Vibes, Cambridge University, Reclaim Charity and the BBC 1Xtra ‘Inspire me tour’...read more
Shanequa enjoys writing a monthly column for Shout Magazine, ‘spilling the tea’ on the latest trends and good news stories, as well as vlogging her allotment journey with the aim to produce home grown fruit and veg!
In her own time Shanequa loves to cook, is always up for an adventure and is currently learning Spanish!