Recently nominated as ‘Favourite Online Presenter’ by the Digital Is Media Awards, Ria Hebden is a vivacious and tenacious presenter who loves Music, Showbiz and Yoga.
Her mantra for life is ‘Carpe Diem’ and she epitomizes this ethos every single day. Passionate about covering events that celebrate diversity, championwomen and inspirethe next generation. Ria is also a popular event host and panelist, most recently she hosted Power Players, an inspirational panel discussion with various trailblazing women from the Tech, Media and Music industries at Google UK for International Women’s Week.
Ria has also interviewed some of the biggest names in showbiz on the red carpet at the MOBOAwards for ITV2, Idris Elba and John Boyega at the Screen Nation Awards, Phillip Schofield at The Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards and most recently, Sir Lenny Henry for MOBO TV!
Last year, Ria worked at the BBC on the BAME Expert Voices initiative (which was nominated for a European Diversity Award ) where she found a broad range of candidates specifically from ethnic backgrounds to participate in five, regional training days. Ria planned, coordinated and hosted all five events which prepared 105 experts to make their debut in broadcasting.
In addition to presenting, Ria also writes for online music entertainment magazine, Flavour Mag and broadcasts for the BBC, Eagle Radio and SmoothFM.And is soon to launch her own online show, Wonder Women which Ria will present and produce independently.