Zara Janjua is an award-winning broadcaster and a familiar face on TV.
Zara has presented national news programmes, daytime, comedy and cookery shows and was the face of the 2020 Comic Relief & Sainsbury’s Big Night In campaign on BBC One. She performed comedy on the BBC’s Socially Distant with Susan Calman and won a spot in the BBC Comedy Writer’s Room 2020.
Zara is currently presenting a series of podcasts for Royal Bank of Scotland about Entrepreneurial Women called Ask For More. In February she produced and directed a documentary in Nepal about marginalised women.
In 2019 she was shortlisted as a New Voice Talent on BBC Radio London and she hosted BBC’s The Comedy Underground. She also celebrated an NTA win as a producer on ITV’s This Morning team and worked as a Creative Producer and Director with the Press Association where she interviewed Cara Delevingne and Richard Branson, working on global campaigns for brands.
Zara has appeared in adverts including a global campaign for Liz Earle Skincare and has fronted TV adverts for supermarkets including Sainsbury’s and Lidl.
Zara is very popular as a host, moderator and speaker for conferences, webinars and other virtual events. She hosts global fashion shows, awards ceremonies, sporting events and corporate dinners.
An advocate for equality, women’s rights and mental health – Zara speaks at some of the biggest International Women’s Day events across the country. Last year she shared a stage with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as she announced the Gender Pay Gap Action Plan.
Zara is also a Chapter Lead for The Rising Network, a platform for promoting, mentoring and connecting women.
Zara is an ambassador for several charities, working closely alongside Bloodwise, Craig Gowan’s Memorial Fund and Jak’s Den.