Tinea Taylor can be heard on KissFMUK Saturday and Sundays and weekdays on Kissfresh 11-3pm.
Since graduating in 2010 with a BA in Media, Film and Television studies, she’s gone on to make her stamp in the British entertainment scene.
Tinea landed her first presenting job in January 2011, presenting for online pop culture magazine, DropoutUK. Although it was her first role as a presenter, she proved to be a natural as she interviewed artists such as Professor Green, Example, The Saturdays, Chase and Status, Tinie Tempah and Iggy Azalea to name a few.
But she wasn’t planning on stopping there, Tinea wanted to further her presenting career and later that year she entered KissFMUK’s competition The Kiss Chosen One. Her charisma and presenting skills saw her outshine thousands of hopefuls as she made it down to the final 10.
Seeking more radio experience a few months later she joined radio station Rinse Fm as the breakfast show presenter, broadcasting live from festivals and events across the country and interviewing some of the UK’s finest talents. Soon after Tinea was seen on BBC Three’s Free Speech, a popular debate show for young people presenting alongside Jake Humphreys as the social media jock.
In search for an even bigger challenge, in the summer of 2013 Tinea took on the drive time show on KissFMUK for a year, the show had reached an audience of up to 1 million listeners. During her time on the show she interviewed a number of A-listers including Lady Gaga, Usain Bolt, Dizzee Rascal, Hugh Jackman, Cheryl, Jessie J, Jason Derulo and Rita Ora. By August 2014 Tinea was ready to go solo continuing her own weekend show on KissFMUK and starting her own show on Kiss Fresh during the week.
She has covered a number of festivals such as Wireless and Sundown Festival where she hosted the main stage. She’s roamed backstage with the celebs at the Mobo awards 2014 and has been asked to speak at a number of events including Go Think Big’s sessions,where she shared knowledge on how to get into presenting and her own journey.
Tinea’s voice is regularly heard on tv and radio campaigns for Spotify, Channel 5, Chart show dance channel and iTunes. 2016 also saw Tinea join the MTV family hosting the news weekly and now has her own voice over show Nick@Nite weekdays from 7pm on Nickelodeon.
- What would the you of now tell yourself 10 years ago?
I would tell myself to be patient and remember that everything happens for a reason’ xx