Noreen Khan is one of the UK’s most popular radio hosts on BBC Asian Network.
Since 2003 Noreen has presented across a plethora of commercial stations such as Club Asia radio(2007), Weekend Breakfast and Drive show interviewing the biggest names in entertainment, music and film including Steven Gerrard and the Liverpool FC Squad.
In 2008 Noreen co-produced and presented her own chat show on Sky Channel Brit Asia TV, proving to be a huge hit with viewers and in 2010 created the first ever Brit-Asian music quiz programme – The Fizzy Quiz Show.
Also a regular host for BBC Red Button programmes including a Summer of Music, In Conversation with and 100 Years of Bollywood, Noreen has now broadened her horizons into the fashion world, recently launching her own clothing line!
How does it feel to know you have the most listened to Asian radio show in the UK?
It feels incredible and such an achievement as I am the only female on daytime radio for BBC Asian Network.
This year you became an Ambassador for the BBC’s local apprentice scheme. Why did you decide to get involved?
I am very passionate about helping young people and seeing them fulfil their dreams so becoming an ambassador was perfect for me.
“I am very passionate about helping young people and seeing them fulfil their dreams…”
Speaking of apprentices, I hear you are a fan of ‘The Apprentice’ TV show. Who would you hire and why?
It is still a bit early for me to decide, but there is one or two who look quite good so far. Dare I say their names…they might be fired this week!
Recently you expanded your career into fashion. Tell us about your clothing line, Noreen Khan Couture.
I love fashion and actually set up my own boutique when I was 21, so slicking my own line kind of came naturally. “Noreen Khan Couture is the exciting new label for the woman who want to make a statement but also look effortlessly sexy and feminine. The label offers a made to measure service so you feel and look confident in your chosen outfit providing the perfect fit.”
What do you enjoy the most about working across different industries?
I love the different challenges and of course meeting new people.
What song gets you into work mode?
I am a big MJ fan so any upbeat track by him is good with me!
What is your top tip on how to keep organised?
Stay on top of things, keep a diary, and do not try to cram too much in if it is going to stress you out.
What are three clothing essentials every working woman should invest in?
A good tailored suit, a smart Jumpsuit and a classy dress!
What advice can you give to aspiring radio presenters?
Listen to lots of radio and try to get experience… anywhere! It all helps.
What advice can you give to a Skool Girl?
Stay focused, get your work done and set yourself goals. Above all, have a dream and work towards it.