Lisa Francesca Nand

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Lisa Francesca Nand (born Bromborough, Wirral, Merseyside, 24 July 1974) is a journalist[citation needed], travel writer and broadcaster (also known as Chessy) who started off on BBC Radio before becoming a co-presenter on the Ian Collins show on the UK radio station TalkSPORT. When she was appointed in 2006 she was the first female presenter on TalkSPORT.[1][2] In 2006 she was voted third favourite female national radio presenter by readers of Merry Media News.[3] She has been published widely online (for several years she had a bi-monthly travel vlog and blog for and was also the UK correspondent for US company STR/Hotel News Now) and in the UK press (Telegraph, Independent, The Times, Daily Mail, National Geography Traveller) and is a regular expert guest on national radio and television (a regular travel expert on BBC1's Rip Off Britain, BBC2 Radio2, 5Live and local BBC stations) as well as being known for creating and presenting online travel videos.[citation needed]

In 2015 she directed the authored documentary, First Heartbeat, about her experiences with miscarriage, broadcast on TLC UK and Discovery International around the world.

She is a patron of the charity Thyroid UK.[4].


  1. ^ Snoddy, Raymond (5 June 2006). "TalkSport proves that there is life after Kelvin". The Independent. London. Retrieved 2008-03-17.
  2. ^ Nand, Chessy (14 July 2006). "So macho". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-03-17.
  3. ^ "Rachel Brookes Tops Merry Media Poll". Merry Media News. Retrieved 2008-03-17.
  4. ^ "Thyroid UK Patrons". Thyroid UK. Retrieved 2016-04-30.

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