Esta Suma is a broadcast journalist, presenter and social media commentator, comfortable in front of and behind the camera. Her passion is presenting and producing stories and documentaries that take audiences out of their comfort zones and has over three years experience in broadcast newsrooms, live television and studio production.
- LIVE PodcastFor International Women’s Day we held our first LIVE podcast talk, bringing something new to Leeds! Our host Esta spoke to three women from completely different backgrounds to discuss how to maintain positive mental health while creating your own business. We also discussed ways in which you can find your niche in this fast pace world we live in.
- End of Year ProjectWe live in a society where so many people feel like they have to mould in to a certain way of life in order to fit in. Being a black person in modern day Britain may seem pretty normal on the outside however so many people feel like they can’t be themselves as they feel like they will be put into a stereotype before even finding themselves. This documentary highlights the difficulties of being a black person in modern day Britain as well as creating a platform for individuals that are working
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Broadcast AssistantBBC Yorkshire
- Leeds, United KingdomFreelance
Arranging interviews with various contributors. Creating videos for BBC Yorkshire social media. Using Final Cut Pro Editing pictures on Photoshop Presented an Instagram quiz on camera.
- Camera Operation
- Final Cut Pro
- Broadcast Journalism
- Cultural Journalism
- Content and Media Writing
First Class Honours: Journalism, Film and MediaLeeds Beckett University
- Leeds LS6 3QT, UK
Bachelor’s of Science First Class Honours Degree Awarded ‘Best Presenter of the Year’ at Leeds Beckett University. Awarded ‘Best Creative Technologies Project in Showcase’ at Leeds Beckett University. Excellent Social Media skills. Trained journalist and camera operator. Experience working in a broadcasting newsroom. Copywriting Experience Excellent researching skills Able to edit in Premier Pro and Final Cut Pro. Trained to use cameras such as Cannon 5D and Sony NX30. Confident presentation and voice over skills. Trained in radio production, including Adobe Audition. PR Experience
Best Presenter of the Year’Leeds Beckett UniversityDuring Esta's final year at Leeds Beckett, she was involved in a lot of things where she was able to show off her presenting skills. It was clear how much her confidence and ability to present had grown over her final which is why she was awarded 'Best Presenter of the Year’
Best Creative Technologies Project in ShowcaseLeeds Beckett UniversityEsta's final project, 'Black Britain, Hidden Lives' highlights the difficulties of being a black person in modern day Britain as well as creating a platform for individuals that are working hard to get their voices and talent seen and heard. Her dedication to this project, including travelling, finding contributors, filming and presenting all contributed to her getting this award.