Zainab Boladale is a Journalist, TV Presenter and Public Speaker. She was born in Nigeria and raised in Ireland. In 2017, she was named Journalist of the Year at the DCU Hybrid Awards and was nominated in the same category in the Union of Students in Ireland - Student Achievement Awards. That same year, she made her TV debut on RTÉ's children's programme, news2day. At the age of 20 years old she became known as the first Afro-Irish woman on Irish TV news.
On news2day, she presented stories from around the world to the young people of Ireland. In 2018, she was nominated for U Magazine’s 30 under 30 Awards in the Entertainment category. Her youthfulness and cheerful nature means she's often asked to MC or chair panels at large events such as Inspirefest 2019. While she's now moved on from news2day, the young reporter and presenter is still with RTÉ News & Current Affairs.
Zainab is an engaging and confident speaker, particularly on the following topics:
The importance of Diversity in the Media
Generation Z & Millennial Issues