TV Presenter

Science
Communicator

Nicki Shields

ABOUT

ABOUT NICKI

Nicki is the host presenter and pit-lane reporter for ITVs FIA Formula E Championship since 2014 –  the all electric racing championship on city street circuits round the world (think electric F1 if you haven’t seen it yet!).  In addition to the TV broadcast, Nicki also host’s all the sports online content and live web show CHAT-E, recently winning Best Digital Programme Support at the Broadcast Digital Awards.


Every season includes a busy calendar of 11 races in 10 cities from Beijing to LA to Monaco, broadcast live on ITV or ITV4, BT Sport, Fox Sport, CCTV, TV Asahi and more, to an estimated audience of 210 million.

 


Nicki is the anchor for CNN series ‘Supercharged’, a technology and motor show, and also CNN’s ‘Going Green’ eco show.  

 

She is also the Formula Kart Stars Presenter on Sky Sports F1. 

 

Nicki regularly presents at motor sports events, including ITV’s ‘Goodwood Festival of Speed’ show with Craig Doyle, ‘Cars of the Future’ with Robert Llewellyn and ‘Goodwood Members Meeting’.

 

Other credits include ‘BBC Children in Need CarFest’ with Chris Evans,  Motors TV Race Day, and Silverstone Classic for ITV4.  Host of the Autosport International Show and Automechanika. 

 

Nicki’s presenting career got off to a great start hosting episodes of BBC1′s ever-popular series “Escape to the Country” in 2014.

 

Nicki also writes for The Times, Evening Standard and CNN.com

 

Having grown up spending her holidays on a family farm in Yorkshire Nicki is a country girl at heart and has immensely enjoyed reporting on the future of farming and GM crops. Nicki has also investigated a number of other environmental issues including sustainability, electric cars, global warming and met with many top scientists and MPs along the way whilst working as a daily online reporter for the month long science expedition to the South Pole, ‘Willis Resilience’.

 

Nicki has always had a passion for technology and was a founding member of tech start-up, Starcount, a social media business and analytics tool. She strongly believes social media can be used to accelerate many conservation and wildlife research projects by tapping into the pool of researcher ‘fans’ on Facebook, Twitter, bloggers and the wider social media community.

 

Nicki loves the excitement of presenting and reporting from live events, credits include The Gadget Show Live, Goodwood TV, Confex 2014 & 2015, ICE Totally Gaming 2015, VitaFoods and the Bounce children’s festival. Nicki is a popular choice for corporate TV, presenting projects for brands including Vauxhall, Nissan, RBS, LG, Trafalgar Travel, Visa and Intel. Live presenter for Mercedes at Mobile World Congress with Lewis Hamilton.

 

VOICE OVER

Nicki has voiced various different TV shows and Corporate videos. Please contact debbie@fresh-partners.com for her voice reel.

 

WILDLIFE

Nicki has filmed at ZSL London Zoo, The Cotswold Wildlife Park and Paradise Wildlife Park. So, from rhinos to lemurs, she is a natural at engaging with nature and wildlife. Also keen to pass on her knowledge she’s worked as a volunteer teacher for various charities, teaching children science from inner city schools in London and has taught at Agape Orphanage in Durban, South Africa where she lived during her travels.

 

TRAVEL & ADVENTURE

Just as at home in the lab fueling her curiosity with science as she is chucking a rucksack on her back and climbing up Kilimanjaro, Nicki is an all round science presenter who loves a challenge. She loves exploring new cultures and has had amazing adventures, from living with the Kuna Yala tribe off the coast of Panama to diving with Great White Sharks. Having travelled extensively across South America, Africa, South East Asia and Australia, it’s her adventurous streak that’s now brought her to the world of TV Presenting.

 

OTHER PASSIONS

Nicki’s other interests include: Driving, especially adrenalin fueled track days. She has a diving license: PADI Advanced Level. Highlights include swimming with great white sharks, whale sharks, dolphins and manta rays. Lifelong Ambition: To be the first presenter in space!… Please Sir Richard??….

LATEST NEWS

WATCH MY TEST DRIVE OF THE BAC MONO.. AND UNITENTIONALLY TAKING THE ‘WIND SWEPT’ LOOK TO A NEW LEVEL
01/02/16

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WATCH MY TEST DRIVE OF THE BAC MONO.. AND UNITENTIONALLY TAKING THE ‘WIND SWEPT’ LOOK TO A NEW LEVEL

For ITV’s ‘Cars of the Future’, I went along to meet the brains behind the BAC Mono… A road legal single seater super car! The designers, brothers Neill and Ian Briggs, then trusted me to take it for a spin on the roads… It’s a beast.. Fast, fun to drive and takes the ‘wind swept […]
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BOXIN’ CLEVER – My thoughts on the new gearing solutions introduced for season two in Formula E
11/11/15

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BOXIN’ CLEVER – MY THOUGHTS ON THE NEW GEARING SOLUTIONS INTRODUCED FOR SEASON TWO IN FORMULA E

The Beijing opener saw the first glimpse of what impact the new rule changes will have on the championship. For those of you late to the party, one of the major changes allows teams to modify the powertrain from the battery backwards, including the motor, gearbox, inverter and rear suspension.   Although the teams were […]
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