Veena V wins ‘Best Radio Presenter’ at Channel 4’s 4Talent Awards, being the youngest nominee and only female in her category.

Popular British Asian radio presenter Veena V has won at The 4Talent Awards 2008. The 4Talent Awards recognise the UK’s most exciting young creative talent and is part of Channel 4_s drive to act as talent spotters for the people who_ll be providing Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4, 4Radio and Channel4.com with original, challenging, ground-breaking, risk-taking, intelligent and entertaining content in the future.

“I have always dreamed about winning an award for something I feel so

passionately about. Being recognised by industry professionals for my radio presenting talent is a major achievement for me and I really can_t believe I won. I_m still in shock! I want to thank everyone who has believed in and supported me, it really does mean a lot”, said Veena.

Ex Club Asia and AsianFx radio presenter Veena started her career in radio at the age of 15. She was picked to be one of the last 22 contestants out of thousands in London_s 95.8 Capital FM radio star contest, where the winner was given the opportunity to present their own show on the station to over a million listeners. Having missed out on that award, she has made up for it by winning 4Talent’s ‘Best Radio Presenter’ award and is now looking forward to working with 4Talent and developing her career in the UK radio industry.

Ironically Veena has always been known as a presenter who recognises the freshest unsigned talent on her shows and in return she has now been recognised by some of the media industry_s top professionals.

“Veena_s demo reel was well produced and showcased her fiery personality and presentation style. Her strong sense of self was an asset that was very Channel 4 sounding. It was this authentic and unadulterated presentation style which made her entry stand out.” say judges Sam Steele, Head of E4 Radio and Chris North, Head of Talent at Wise Buddah.