By ZBC Reporter
Zimbabwean-born presenter Nyasha Michelle has joined the BBC’s flagship, Emmy-nominated programme for African youth ‘BBC What’s New’.
Speaking with the ZBC News crew, Michelle says she is excited about using her newfound voice and influence to share groundbreaking stories to inspire, educate and entertain young Africans across the globe including those back home in Zimbabwe.
“I discovered my passion for Journalism whilst co-hosting a radio show in America where I was studying. Some of my first pieces as a Producer were on Zimbabwean swimmer and Olympic Donata Katai, then there was the basketball organisation, ‘Hoops 4 Hope’ which uses basketball and the spirit of “Ubuntu” to equip young people with core life skills and knowledge.
“I first joined the BBC team as a Producer and I worked my way up to being a Presenter and host for the programme ‘BBC What’s New’. I remember my first report for the team was on the recent death of former President Robert Mugabe,” said Michelle.
Before her landmark debut on BBC’s ‘What’s New’, Michelle worked on another flagship programme, ‘The One Show’ as a runner and shooting researcher.
“I was working very hard that time shooting, editing and presenting all at the same time,” she said.
Nyasha has lived, studied and worked in various countries including New Zealand, Greece and America, connecting with various cultures and sparking her desire to begin telling stories of the marginalised communities.