Writer & Radio Presenter
Yasmeen Khan is a writer, radio presenter and performer. Her current work includes writing for BBC EastEnders and a new stage play. She has previously written plays both at national touring and fringe production levels and written and performed several sketch comedy shows.
She has presented thirteen documentaries for BBC Radio 4 covering a wide range of issues, from mental health to comedy to fried chicken shops.
Over sixteen years, she has presented thousands of hours of live radio, working at both the BBC and commercial radio, doing shows from Drivetime to late night phone ins, covering everything from breaking news, powerful one-to-one interviews about personal stories to arts and culture features.
She recently made a two part special for the BBC Word Service, following film-maker Richard Curtis over two years as he wrote and developed his new film ‘Yesterday’.
For the past five years she has presented a weekly show on BBC Three Counties radio where she champions diversity, mental health issues and challenges stigmas in Asian communities.
Prior to her creative career, Yasmeen worked for over a decade in corporate PR in the City, working to a senior level in international media relations.