Presenter of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Weekdays 1-4pm show, Stockport born Yasmin Evans began her radio career at the age of just 15 presenting on one of Manchester’s most prominent community radio stations. It was then that she began collecting vinyls and originals, developing a taste for eclectic urban music influenced by old school RNB, Hip Hop, House and Reggae. Inspired by her Grandmothers open kitchen policy, when she is not busy working Yasmin can be found in the kitchen experimenting, researching and documenting new recipes and ingredients.
Yasmin studied Radio BA (Hons) at the University of Salford where she was approached by the BBC to take part in their piloting scheme, which led her to be offered the 1XTRA Weekend Breakfast show in September 2012. After being on air for just 9 months, she was offered the 1Xtra Weekday Breakfast Show which she co-hosted with Twin B from July 2013 for three years. In July 2016, Yasmin was given her own 1-4pm solo show on 1Xtra weekdays. In 2016 Yasmin was nominated for Radio Personality at the Glamour Woman Of The Year Awards amongst other credible female radio broadcasters.
During her time at the BBC Yasmin has hosted a range of BBC events including 1Xtra’s Live’s coverage on the BBC Red Button and online content as well as presenting Radio 1’s Big Weekend Backstage. In 2016 Yasmin co – hosted the Rated Awards for GRM Daily which was streamed live on YouTube’s official page.
She is the voice of CBBC’s ‘Ice Stars’ a documentary series currently on it’s third run. She also hosts VEVO UK online programming and is the face of their Music Videos In Real Life, VVV & Ones To Watch. In Summer 2017, it was announced that Yasmin will be co-hosting ‘Saturday Mash Up’, CBBC’s new Saturday morning format.
In 2015, Yasmin teamed up with Comic Relief travelling to Uganda with Operation Health to bring aid and awareness by building a Health Center alongside Greg James and Lenny Henry and raising 1 Million for Comic Relief. As an advocate in improving the lives and education of young people, Yasmin has played an influential role in the BBC’s Apprenticeship scheme & The BBC Outreach team since 2012; talking nationwide to young individuals about her career journey. She also hosted WE DAY UK at Wembley Arena since 2015, a live event showcasing the importance of young individuals around the World sponsored by Richard Branson and Virgin Atlantic. Yasmin supports a number of other charities including The Duke of Edinburgh Award, Samaritans, NSPCC and Sports Relief.
Yasmin has worked alongside a number of major brands including Redbull, BAFTA, ASOS.com, Zeo, Cancer Research UK, Boohoo.com, Grabble, FSTVL and Evian.