Neil Nunes (pronounced like "newnez") is a British Jamaican continuity announcer on BBC Radio 4 in the United Kingdom, and on the BBC World Service. He began working on Radio 4 in a freelance capacity in 2006. Initially he suffered criticism for his strong Caribbean accent, but was robustly defended by listeners on the programme Feedback. He is now a well-established announcer and newsreader.
While studying for a degree in biology at Knox University, he became involved with the university radio station as a presenter. He then went on to work as a newsreader and reporter for radio networks in the Dutch Caribbean while at the same time serving as a correspondent for the BBC Caribbean Service.
Nunes joined the BBC World Service as a producer and presenter of current affairs programmes. As of July 2014[update], he reads world news bulletins on the World Service in addition to his Radio 4 continuity work.
- Voice from Jamaica divides Radio 4 listeners, article in The Independent, dated 1 April 2006, accessed on 5 July 2013
- Who has the most irritating radio voice?, Daily Telegraph article, dated 5 February 2011, accessed on 5 July 2013
- BBC – Neil Nunes
- Neil Nunes on Twitter
- Now on Radio 4, a change of programme ... a row about accents
- Voice from Jamaica divides Radio 4 listeners
- I think of Radio 4 as a kind of club – but I don’t much like some of the other members.
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