The BBC Disability Affairs Correspondent & TV Producer
Having won a place on the prestigious Channel 4 production trainee scheme, Nikki worked on “HOW TO LOOK GOOD NAKED” as a researcher. She was subsequently asked to take part in the Channel 4 series “THE SHOOTING PARTY” which followed her writing and directing her first short film about all the great things that come with being disabled.
Nikki was then asked to join Gok Wan as a reporter on “HOW TO LOOK GOOD NAKED WITH A DIFFERENCE”. Continuing her work as an assistant producer at Maverick Television and ITV, she was then asked to produce the short film,”NANCY, SID AND SERGIO”.
Nikki has researched and presented a SONY RADIO ACADEMY AWARD winning documentary for BBC RADIO 5 LIVE. In “BEYOND DISABILITY: THE ADVENTURES OF A BLUE BADGER” she set out to discover what it’s really like to be disabled in the UK in 2012 and whether her positive outlook on life is shared by others. The documentary includes interviews from David Blunkett, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, Cerrie Burnell and Frank Gardner to name a few. Also winner in the”2012 NEW YORK FESTIVALS RADIO PROGRAM & PROMOTION AWARDS”.
Nikki has just finished working on her second documentary for BBC RADIO 5 LIVE. “DISABLED AND DESPERATE TO WORK” went out on Thursday 11th July 2013. She is currently researching for her third documentary which she will present for BBC Radio 4.
She has also made a short films for THE ONE SHOW (BBC1), RIP OFF BRITAIN: HOLIDAYS (BBC1), occasionally pops up on Sky News Sunrise as a paper reviewer and is a guest on the ‘Moan – In’, a feature on the Richard Bacon Show for BBC Radio 5 Live.
Nikki has been appointed the BBC’s full time Disability Correspondent from June 2014.