Nicki Shields is the host presenter and pit-lane reporter for the FIA Formula E Championship the new all electric racing championship on city street circuits round the world (think electric F1 if you haven’t seen it yet!). The first season included a busy calendar of 11 races in 10 cities from Beijing to LA to Monaco, broadcast live on ITV4, BT Sport, Fox Sport, CCTV, TV Asahi and more, to an estimated audience of 210 million. The first season was a great success with 2 million viewers on ITV and ITV4 tuning in for the grand finale in London Battersea Park on June 27th & 28th 2015 .
Formula E is the perfect solution if you’re a petrol head and environmentalist like Nicki, Nicki Shields is also the Formula Kart Stars Presenter on Sky Sports F1. Nicki Shields 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.
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 and 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.
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 fuelling 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.
Nicki’s other interests include: Driving, especially adrenalin fuelled 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??