Neil Nunes

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Neil Nunes (born 12 December 1980) (pronounced /nnɛz/ ) is a British Jamaican continuity announcer on BBC Radio 4 in the United Kingdom, and on the BBC World Service.

Early life[edit]

Nunes was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and brought up in the parish of Manchester.[1]

Career[edit]

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.[1] He studied as a postgraduate at the London School of Journalism.[2]

He began working on Radio 4 in a freelance capacity in 2006. Initially he suffered criticism for his strong Caribbean accent,[3][4] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Neil Nunes", Announcers, BBC Radio.
  2. ^ "Student case study - Neil N". www.lsj.org. The London School of Journalism. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Terry Kirby, "Voice from Jamaica divides Radio 4 listeners", The Independent, 31 March 2006, accessed 24 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Who has the most irritating radio voice?", The Daily Telegraph, 5 February 2011, accessed 5 July 2013.

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