Nina Nannar is an ITV News correspondent who specialises in arts, media and entertainment. She has had exclusive interviews with some of the biggest stars in the world and is also an Associate Governor of Staffordshire University.
The Honorary Award of DUniv was bestowed in recognition of her services to broadcast journalism.
Reporting on arts, media and entertainment for ITV news, Nina Nannar has had exclusive interviews with some of the biggest stars around the world.
Nina attended Leeds University and graduated with a degree in English and German before getting a job as a newsroom assistant at BBC Radio Leeds writing the traffic reports. She said “I wasn’t very good at it and it became a bit of a running joke. ‘Oh Nina’s got the traffic report again.’”
She went on to do a training course before getting a job at the now closed BBC headquarters in the midlands, Pebble Mill. During her time as the Arts and Entertainment Correspondent on Midlands Today, she presented and reported on BBC Radio 5-Live for three series of Asian Perspective, a live news and current affairs series, and she also co-presented the series Q-Asia on BBC2 which was a weekly current affairs quiz.
Nina then became the News Correspondent for ITV News, specialising in arts, media and entertainment. Her exclusive interviews have included Tom Cruise, Will Smith, George Clooney and Britney Spears.
She is also an Associate Governor of Staffordshire University and during the Royal visit in March 2006 she interviewed the student rock band, The Haze.
As an Ambassador for Sense International, the deafblind charity, she helps to raise funds to set up schools abroad and Nina is also an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust.
She said: “I found out about the Honorary Degree when the letter arrived through the door. I get letters from Staffordshire University all the time, about different things, but this one was much thicker. When I opened it I was really surprised. It’s absolutely fantastic. I’m absolutely chuffed and it’s a real privilege.”