TOP 10 - BROADCASTERS, JOURNALISTS OR HOSTS 2021
Hammond is one of Britain’s best-loved TV personalities. A regular on ITV’s This Morning, she has appeared on some of the county’s biggest TV shows including I‘m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and Strictly Come Dancing. The star won plaudits for the documentary ‘Alison Hammond: Back To School’ which was broadcast during Black History Month and gave an insight into the significance of Black people to British history.
The London born stand up made comedy history in 2014 as the first Black British act to be nominated for a comedy award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his debut show Citizen Dane. He has since become a TV regular appearing on shows such as Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and Channel 4’s Black, British and Funny.
Enninful became the first black male editor of British Vogue in 2017 and immediately set about celebrating diversity in the publication. His first issue shone the spotlight on diversity in political art and culture with features on model Adwoa Aboah, Sadiq Khan and Naomi Campbell. During a stint at Italian Vogue, Enninful led the magazine’s first “Black Issue” which featured only black models. He is one of the most influential people in world fashion.
Gok Wan made his British TV breakthrough in 2006 when Channel 4 offered him his own television show How to Look Good Naked, which lasted for seven series. The fashion stylist is now a household name and has presented a series of documentaries on social problems among young people, drawing on his personal battles with obesity and homophobia.
JUNE SARPONG OBE
Sarpong is a British television broadcaster and presenter who started her career on MTV and later Channel 4’s T4. She was a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women and is currently a presenter on the Sky News programme The Pledge. In October 2019, Sarpong was appointed as the BBC’s first Director of Creative Diversity. Known for her work on social justice issues, she was appointed an MBE in 2007 and received an OBE in 2020.
Humes is one of the most in demand broadcasters in the UK. He started his career in boynand JLS before embarking on a successful career in TV and radio fronting programmes such as BBC One’s The Hit List and ITV’s This Morning. He is a popular DJ and presents a weekly show on Capital Radio.
Kumar is an English stand-up comedian and radio presenter. He has hosted BBC Two’s The Mash Report, BBC Radio 4 Extra’s topical comedy show Newsjack and the Comedy Central series Joel & Nish vs The World.
Ranganathan started performing as a comedian whilst working as a mathematics teacher and has since grown to become one of the most popular UK-based comedians. He is known for his deadpan and often self-deprecating comedy. His flagship BBC Two show The Ranganation launched in 2019 and sees the comedian interview big-name celebrity guests and members of the public.
Zing Tsjeng is a journalist and the author of the Forgotten Women book series. The Singapore-born documentary host and journalist is the executive editor of VICE UK and has freelanced for publications such as Vogue, Dazed, BuzzFeed and The Guardian.