TV and Radio Presenter Swarzy Macaly presents KISS Breakfast every Saturday and Sunday morning from 8-11am. She also presents a speech radio show called KISS Life on Sunday evenings at 9pm. Swarzy is the voice of BBC Sounds and has presented two BBC documentaries: ‘Me VS Climate Change’ and ‘Instagramification’.
As well as TV and radio, Swarzy is the founder of Too Much Source – an annual exhibition with live events dedicated to celebrating Black British creatives who are making history today. Last year’s gallery was called ‘Joy and Resilience in 2020’ – a dedication to two attributes that remain central to the black experience – all in partnership with Roundhouse, KISS, and BBC Creative.
In response to Covid-19 and the first national lockdown in 2020, Swarzy became the official host of My Life My Say’s Quarantine Question Time and has hosted a range of conversations with special guests such as Sir Keir Starmer, Munya Chawawa, Reverend Al Sharpton, as well as Former White House Chief of Staff and Counselor to President Obama, John Podesta.
Lord Simon Woolley has recognised Swarzy for her charisma, passion for young people and social justice, and her work with My Life My Say and nominated her to be part of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s list of Black History Month Next Generation Trailblazers 2020.