Shanequa Paris is a bright, energetic, and personable Broadcaster, with a talent for making news and current affairs accessible and engaging to audiences of all ages.
A regular presenter on CBBC’s news programme Newsround, presenting live bulletins to thousands of children, updating them on the top news stories of the day. Not one to shy away from important topics, she has reported on key issues such as the BLM protests, global pandemic and documenting her cervical screening process.
Her engaging storytelling has seen her work for BBC Teach, talking about her own experience of coming from a family who are part of the Windrush generation, as well as episodes on the ‘subnormal’ schools in the 1970’s, and the Black Power Movement.
Shanequa has a real passion for all forms of journalism, including radio broadcasting and print. Shanequa previously hosted an evening show on BBC Local Radio, and enjoyed writing a monthly column for Shout Magazine, ‘spilling the tea’ on the latest trends and good news stories. In 2020, she vlogged her allotment journey with the aim to produce home grown fruit and veg!
She 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’.
In her own time Shanequa loves to cook, is always up for an adventure and is currently learning Spanish!