Thank you...

...You are amazing

in it!

Forward Slash Media 


Jacqueline is an

absolute pleasure to

work with! She did an

amazing job for us and

really took our project to another level.

I couldn’t recommend Jacqueline enough. 

The Skills Network 




Thank you so much

for hosting our event,

you did a fantastic job...



2020 Gold standard' Diploma in Journalism (multimedia)

2019 Awarded the Journalism Diversity Fund bursary

2018 Nominee - Presenter of the Year, Diversity in Media Awards

2017 Nominated - What's Up TV,  BEAM TV, TV Programme of the Year 

2016 Nominee -  BEAM TV Personality of The Year

2015 Nominee - Favourite Presenter, Screen Nation Digital Is Media

In short:  

Jacqueline Shepherd is a London based presenter, producer and journalist with a passion for human interest stories and representation.

As lead anchor on Sky One's What's Up TV for eight years, Jacqueline reported stories on Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), Gay Marriage in Northern Ireland,  FGM and Study Drugs. 

A recent NCTJ graduate (Jan 2020), Jacqueline is carving out a role for herself telling inspiring, motivational stories of underrepresented, winning women some of which can be found on her podcast, Taking the LEAP

In detail:

Having been described as a journalist for years, Jacqueline took the leap in September 2019 to make it official, studying for her Gold Standard NCTJ (journalism diploma) at News Associates. Prior to this Jacqueline was perhaps best know as the long term host of Sky One's  Saturday morning TV show, What's Up TV (series 2 - 15,) and voice-over and host to content for some of the UK's most loved brands.  Jacqueline's producer credentials come into her ever growing repertoire having produced series 16 of What's Up TV following the assistant production of five series' and producing and launching the Taking the LEAP podcast.

Described by the Voice newspaper back in 2014 as a natural hair ambassador, Jacqueline has proudly and intentionally rocked her natural afro-hair on mainstream TV. Her passion for natural hair and championing #afrovisibility can largely be seen on her Instagram account and she has hosted and been a panelist on a number of Afro hair events such as The Natural Hair Club on World Afro Day for Hairology Conference 2018 and the Project Embrace  2018 Afrovisibility Billboard Campaign Search among others. 

Jacqueline enjoys talking all things consumer affairs and entertainment and has appeared as host and contributor on a number of panels and well-known radio stations including BBC Radio London and Talk Radio. She was formerly the voice of entertainment channel Trace Sport Stars announcing Friday night continuity and voicing the lives of footballers Djibril Cisse and Johan Djourou in their flagship series, Trace Sports Diaries; she also got stuck in with a daily TV show Sporty News during the London Olympic games. Recently Jacqueline has fronted a number of corporate films and videos including the AXA PPP, Face Your Fears campaign with TV chef Tom Kerridge and voiced adverts and content for some of the UK's best-known brands including Sainsbury's.

Off screen, Jacqueline works as talent producer for Matchbox TV and has rubbed shoulders and coordinated interviews with an array of entertainments' biggest names on the red carpet such as Will Smith, Tom Hardy and George Clooney to name a few! After fronting the Backstage at the UK Music Video Awards programme for two years running, she moved into a producer role, successfully producing the show.



Described by the Voice newspaper back in 2014 as a natural hair ambassador, Jacqueline was one of the first presenters in the current wave of mainstream hosts to proudly rock her natural afro-hair on TV. Her passion for natural hair and championing #afrovisibility can largely be seen on her Instagram account and she has hosted and been a panellist on a number of Afro hair events such as The Natural Hair Club for Hairology Conference 2018 and the Project Embrace  2018 Afrovisibility Billboard Campaign search among others.  

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Jacqueline recently went back to her textile design roots (Jacqueline studied textiles at Nottingham Trent University) and has been designing beautiful African printed cushions and more recently face-masks which can be seen on her secondary Instagram account dedicated to her textiles.  The enjoyment has sparked her desire to bring back Changing Rooms for a contemporary audience! 

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London, England, United Kingdom