While studying for a degree in biology at Northern Caribbean 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. He studied as a postgraduate at the London School of Journalism.
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.
Nunes joined the BBC World Service as a producer and presenter of current affairs programmes. He also reads world news bulletins on the World Service in addition to his Radio 4 continuity work. He also features as "Narrator" on the 2015 Children's TV show Twirlywoos. His style of delivery is made light of by Jon Culshaw on Dead Ringers.
- "Neil Nunes", Announcers, BBC Radio.
- "Student case study - Neil N". www.lsj.org. The London School of Journalism. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
- Terry Kirby, "Voice from Jamaica divides Radio 4 listeners", The Independent, 31 March 2006, accessed 24 January 2016.
- "Who has the most irritating radio voice?", The Daily Telegraph, 5 February 2011, accessed 5 July 2013.
- Neil Nunes on Twitter
- David Smith, "Now on Radio 4, a change of programme ... a row about accents", The Observer, 26 March 2006.
- Terry Kirby, "Voice from Jamaica divides Radio 4 listeners", The Independent, 31 March 2006
- Rachel Cooke, "I think of Radio 4 as a kind of club – but I don’t much like some of the other members", New Statesman, 10 April 2006.
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