Shivani is a journalist, broadcaster and physicist.
They present music radio shows on Virgin Radio Chilled and news coverage via OpenlyNews on TikTok for the  Thompson Reuters Foundation. 
Shivani is also a producer for the award-winning, independent LGBTQ+ history podcast, The Log Books.

Shivani is in the Radio Academy's 30 under 30, the Attitude 101 Honours list and is nominated for a British LGBT+ Award, you can vote for them here

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Shivani currently presents for Virgin Radio Chilled and Openly News. 

But how did they get here?

After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a physics degree, Shivani went on to complete a masters at Imperial College, London.  During their time at university, Shivani became passionate about using storytelling to communicate science and tech to a general audience. They combined this with their lifelong passion for radio and began working at the BBC.

Starting at the BBC World Service, it was here that Shivani developed their flair for production, editing and on-air reporting. 

Since then they have gone on to present radio and digital content for a number of departments at the BBC, including Radio 1, Radio 4, BBC Minute, Local Radio and the BBC News Science department.


After leaving the BBC in 2021, Shivani has presented audio programmes including; The Guardian's, Science Weekly, Virgin Radio's Pride Drive Show, a podcast from Mermaids, She Said, They Said.


Currently, they are broadcast for OpenlyNews on TikTok and Virgin Radio. In addition to being a regular contributor on Channel 5's The Jeremy Vine Show, Radio 5 Live and a guest presenter on Radio 4 Extra's Radio Podcast Hour.

Shivani does consultancy work in science communication and audio production. 

Shivani has a unique perspective on the world, they use their communication expertise to amplify the stories of marginalised voices, particularly from within the LGBTQ+ community.

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