Broadcaster & TV Presenter
Nihal Arthanayake is an acclaimed broadcaster and TV presenter. Starting his career over twenty years ago on radio and becoming one of the best-known voices on Radio 1, he now presents Radio 5 Live’s Afternoon Show and Asian Network’s Big Debate. His extensive knowledge of music, and inimitable storytelling enable him to secure outstanding features for his radio shows and his unique interviewing style was recently recognised at the BBC Radio and Music Awards where he won Interview of the Year. He is a regular face on television and has also made several documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. He can currently be heard interviewing the world’s biggest authors as host of The Penguin Podcast. Nihal is a Trustee of Home in Manchester and an Ambassador for the British Asian Trust.