Tinea Taylor can be heard on Kiss FM UK Saturdays 6am – 9am and weekdays on KissFresh 3pm – 7pm. In 2016 she joined the MTV family, where she used to host the digital news weekly on Wednesdays before going on to present shows such as MTV’s Pop Royalty King & Queen, MTV’s Greatest Video of the Century and #Winning 2017.
Tinea recently secured the job as co-presenter of Just Eat’s Xtra Bites, the digital accompaniment to XFactor, where she will be backstage with the contestants bringing you fun games and insights into this year’s hopefuls!
Since graduating in 2010 with a BA in Media, Film and Television studies, Tinea has gone on to put her stamp on the British entertainment scene.
Tinea landed her first presenting job in January 2011, presenting for online pop culture magazine, DropoutUK. Although it was her first role as a presenter, she proved to be a natural as she interviewed artists such as Professor Green, Example, The Saturdays, Chase and Status, Tinie Tempah and Iggy Azalea to name a few.
She wasn’t planning on stopping there, Tinea wanted to further her presenting career and later that year she entered Kiss FM UK’s competition The Kiss Chosen One. Her charisma and presenting skills saw her outshine thousands of hopefuls as she made it down to the final 10.
Seeking more radio experience, a few months later, she joined radio station Rinse FM as the breakfast show presenter, broadcasting live from festivals and events across the country and interviewing some of the UK’s finest talents. Soon after, Tinea was seen on BBC Three’s Free Speech, a popular debate show for young people, presenting alongside Jake Humphreys as the social media jock.
In search for an even bigger challenge, in the summer of 2013 Tinea took on the drive time show on Kiss FM UK for a year, the show reached an audience of up to 1 million listeners. During her time on the show she interviewed a number of A-listers including Lady Gaga, Usain Bolt, Dizzee Rascal, Hugh Jackman, Cheryl, Jessie J, Jason Derulo and Rita Ora. By August 2014 Tinea was ready to go solo, continuing her own weekend show on Kiss FM UK and starting her own show on Kiss Fresh during the week.
Tinea has a huge amount of live presenting experience, having covered a number of festivals such as Wireless, V Festival and Sundown Festival where she hosted the main stage. She has roamed backstage at the MOBO Awards for a number of years as well as the MTV EMAs and has been asked to speak at several events including Go Think Big’s sessions and GRL PWR GANG’s all-female workshops, where she shared knowledge on how to get into presenting and her own journey.
Tinea recently presented the backstage live stream from Isle of MTV 2018 in Malta, where she interviewed countless celebrities, alongside this, Tinea could also be seen Dj’ing in front of 20,000 people on the main stage.
As a very successful voiceover artist, Tinea’s voice is regularly heard on the weekly MTV official chart and MTV Movies show. She previously voiced her own show on Nickelodeon called Nick@Nite.
Beyond this, Tinea voices numerous other TV and radio campaigns for Spotify, Channel 5, iTunes and MTV, as well as frequently DJ’ing at Ocean Beach Ibiza and playing popular spots; Plaza Beach and Aqua Mist in Marbella and BH Mallorca in Magaluf.
Alongside the above, Tinea has a love of expressing herself through fashion, which has seen her feature in campaigns for much loved brands, inculding ASOS x Puma, Dr Martens and Accessorize.
You can view Tinea’s showreel here: