Biography


SHORT BIO

Jasmine Dotiwala has over 25 years of experience as a Head of department, manager, broadcaster, producer, director and columnist at brands like Netflix UK, Media Trust, Channel 4 News, MTV and more. In 2020 she moved into a role working with the Netflix UK Editorial & Publishing team. She continues to support Media Trust programmes.

As a multi-media reporter and producer as well as a reputed D&I specialist, Jasmine developed the industry lauded, ground-breaking Media Trust broadcast trainee programme London360, whose (over 400 to date) diverse alumni have since taken up senior positions all across TV broadcasters and the creative industries in the UK. As Head of Youth Media at Media Trust Jasmine oversaw media training programming from TV Production, to radio podcasting, to vlogging and more, with thousands of young people all across the UK Nations & Regions. She leaves a legacy of diverse talent across the creative industries.

In addition, Jasmine continues to report on ground-breaking Arts and culture stories for Channel 4 News including reports on Stormzy and mental health, TLC and Black Lives Matter, Matt Hancock and the grime music genre and exclusives with music names like J Hus, Charlie XCX, Goldie and more.

Simultaneously, Jasmine also reports on Arts & Culture stories for Sky News and appears as a regular panel guest on Jeremy Vine on 5. She also hosted a weekly arts & culture show “The Scene” on BBC Radio London.

Jasmine writes occasional columns and print press opinion pieces for platforms from Huffington Post UK, The Voice (14 years), The Source Magazine, The Metro and more.

Jasmine was a key senior figure at MTV for over 13 years where she went from the early years as an MTV News presenter all across the UK and Europe, to Senior Producer / Director of MTV News, eventually heading up production at the MTV Base and MTV Dance production. She also returns to the Viacom family annually to produce at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

Jasmine is a member of the BAFTA voting academy, the Royal Television Society Futures committee, the BPI Equality and Justice Advisory Group committee and the the MOBO / BET Voting Academies.


LONG BIO

Jasmine Dotiwala is a Producer / Director / Broadcaster / Columnist with acclaim in the media for breaking new, young, British talent as well as making fresh, ground breaking edgy TV programming with A List showbiz celebrities.

A professional, multi faceted TV producer, director, broadcaster and columnist who has delivered solid results, and innovative diverse media that is strategically devised to entertain, promote and grow brand integrity.

A highly experienced, driven, dynamic leader, with the ability to lead a highly effective team and create internationally top rating TV content to tight deadlines and within strict budgets.

Outstanding industry contacts and access to acts, media platforms and PR. Excellent presentation & communication skills.

After a BA HONS DEGREE at SURREY/  ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY, Jasmine started at Channel 4 as a runner then floor assistant on THE BIG BREAKFAST, then as a presenter on the notorious, one of its kind, nineties youth cult show – THE WORD, before becoming an MTV NEWS presenter for MTV EUROPE.
Jasmine continued to be the woman in front of the camera as well as behind, and became Senior Producer-Director for many of MTV International’s flagship TV shows from MAKING THE VIDEO, MTV CRIBS; DIARY OF  ‘’ and MTV NEWS SPECIALS.

In 2000 Jasmine became the Senior Series Producer / Director of MTV NEWS; SPECIALS where she hosted, produced and directed MTV’s flagship shows MTV NEWS (Madonna/ Spice Girls/ Radiohead, U2 etc), MTV CRIBS (inc Dolce & Gabbana / Richard Branson / Craig David) , DIARY OF…..(Jay Z, Mariah, Busta Rhymes, Eminem, Usher, 50 Cent), & MAKING THE VIDEO (  inc Usher, Busta Rhymes, Sean Paul, P Diddy, Estelle, Jamelia, Craig David, Kano and many more).

In 2006 as MTV’s urban music specialist and HEAD OF MTV BASE, Jasmine concentrated on giving everyone from Destiny’s Child , Jay Z , 50 Cent and Eminem the Jasmine treatment for her interview features and when she is not sharing Mariah Carey’s jet for one of her video diaries she busies herself producing more specialised shows on artists. Her ‘’Essential Mariah Carey’’ and ‘’Essential Eminem ’’ shows rated number one all over Europe and her  ‘’Essential Dr Dre’’  premiered at number one  on MTV’s hip hop channel -MTV Base!

In 2006 Jasmines A Night with Justin Timberlake Live, Jay Z Tour Diary and Shady Family Invade Europe and Ushers Making of the Video ‘’Yeah’’ provided MTV UK  with some of their highest ratings in 4 years! Whilst her ’ Making the Video; Mariah Carey (October 2005), was the highest rating making of the video on any MTV channels worldwide in 2005!

In 2007 Jasmines ‘’Diary of Jay Z-The Global Express Tour’’ aired on 40 MTV channels worldwide.

After 10 years at MTV INTERNATIONAL Jasmine was asked to head up MTV BASE production where she brought in new presenters, new urban comedy programming, specialist music slots as well as an aggressive, unifying, positive energy championing young, UK urban / black musicians and the culture.

As HEAD OF MTV BASE production over seeing the UK’s biggest black music TV channel and developing new shows, faces and concepts for the biggest music brand in the world, Jasmine was known for bringing in ground breaking changes.

Under her leadership MTV BASE brought in new, fresh presenters to the channel, developed 6 new programming strands in the first year, developed strong media partnerships within the UK and raised ratings, respect and awareness of MTV BASE within the public sector.

In 2009 Jasmine left MTV NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL after 13 years to return to Channel 4 Music Specials where her first project was the T4-A MARIAH SPECIAL and other similar music, youth, entertainment TV projects for Channel 4 including THE WORD 20 Year Anniversary Special.

In 2010 Jasmine was asked by ITV to produce and direct their new music strand ONE NIGHT STAND which included Ne Yo, Scissor Sisters and Pixie Lott.

In 2011 Jasmine moved across to the BBC where she started at the BBC Children’s Development team and then with the BBC MUSIC department working on developing new music content.

Jasmine has also been a print columnist for many years writing for a variety of publications including THE VOICE (13 years), Vibe magazine, Touch magazine, The Sun and Caribbean fashion glossy OCEAN STYLE. Jasmine also blogged on Huffington Post UK.

Jasmine wrote a long standing ‘’Girl Talk’’ column for urban music magazines ‘Touch’  and ‘Tense’ which received phenomenal public focus,  as well as one off columns in international black pop culture magazine Vibe.

Jasmine was also a regular contributor to another ethnic women’s  page for ‘’Eastern Eye ‘’ newspaper as well as co-hosting a drive time radio slot  aptly titled ‘ Jasmines Juice’ once a week on black music station ‘Choice FM-96.9FM with host George Kay’.

Jasmine joined the RTS (Royal Television Society) Futures committee in 2012.

During the early 2000’s you could read Jasmines weekly column in THE VOICE Newspaper and hear her regularly on the radio where she contributed and bantered about life, media, music and youth issues . (BBC RADIO1Xtra/ BBC Radio London/ CHOICEFM).

Jasmine was also a resident panelist on SKY TV 218 on weekly all ladies talk show ”Ladies Talk” hosted by comedian actress and producer Angie Le Mar.

Jasmine was HEAD OF YOUTH MEDIA at Media Trust 2011- 2021, and also EXECUTIVE NEWS EDITOR AND MANAGER of the 360 brand of TV shows (LONDON360, UK360, ARTS360), at the Media Trust at the BBC White City site. (Corporate Partners / Support Media partners – Google, Channel 4, OATH, VIACOM, ITN, Royal Albert Hall, BBC,SONY Music, ITV, Channel 5, SKY, MTV, ITN, UK News, Viacom and more).

The first youth made TV show of its kind that regularly, unashamedly championed the stories big and small , focusing of celebs and real people, unearthing and informing on hidden and secret London in the UK’s capital city.

In 2020 Jasmine started working with Netflix UK.

  • Jasmine is a regular contributor on the panel on the Jeremy Vine show on Channel 5.
  • Jasmine is also a regular contributor to Channel 4 News with Arts & Culture segments.
    Jasmine is a regular contributor to SKY News reviewing #SkyPapers.
    Jasmine has been a regular blogger on The Metro UK online and Huffington Post UK.
    Jasmine contributed to The Source – the globe’s longest running, most-respected hip hop culture brand.
  • She is also an active committee member at RTS (Royal Television Society) Futures, RTS Voting Academy, The BRITs Diversity Committee, Brits Voting Academy, IVY CLUB committee, MOBO INDUSTRY PANEL,MOBO Committee, THE CULTURAL TV DIVERSITY NETWORK, BET Voting Academy, MTV Europe Diversity Council and is involved in a number of charities including the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust.
  • In 2021 Jasmine lead a two week Get Started in TV Production programme for Media Trust, Princes Trust, ITV and Ant & Dec with a group of new entry level London talent.

2 Replies to “Biography”

  1. Hi Jasmine – Met you at the RNIB tabernacle music event that was fab last year or year before was it – golly time flies.

    I represent a few people from a PR perspective and do radio/audio and podcasts too – just wanted to run one of my Clients by you with a fascinating female positivity story to see if you can help us cover it on Sky/Channel 4/Metro etc ?

    What is the best email of phone to get you on please? Hope all good with you – it would be lovely to have a coffee at the Hospital Club sometime x
    r

  2. Hi Jasmine,

    It was a pleasure meeting you today at the RTS congradulations on joining the committee, do let me know your thoughts on my website.

    Hope to work with you soon.

    Best regards,
    Henri

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