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Nadia Romanos

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Nadia started off her newsreading career at campus radio and has also been a TV news reporter for some major events - including Madiba's funeral.


News Presenter | Film & Series Buff | Digital content producer | Amateur Baker


News: 5 Drive, Monday to Friday, 3 to 6 pm.

Social Handles:

Instagram & Twitter: @nadiaromanos



Nadia Romanos started working at 5FM in April 2014.

Nadia started her radio career at campus radio station, Tuks FM, in 2011. After graduating with Honours in Journalism at the University of Pretoria, she worked as a TV news reporter before joining 5FM.

Her side hustle is baking custom cakes!


If you had to sum up yourself in 10 seconds, what would you say?

I like treating people the way I would want to be treated and always try to be open minded. I hope I am kind and hardworking… I know I am stubborn!

Where were you born and raised?


In which towns have you lived and where are you living currently?

Pretoria and now Johannesburg.

Which languages can you speak?

English, some Afrikaans and the tiniest bit of Spanish.

What are your favourite towns or cities visited in SA and abroad?

Internationally, London and Madrid. Locally, Cape Town and Mbombela.

What are your hobbies?

Baking, watching documentaries/films/series, and when I get around to it, painting.

What is the craziest thing you’ve done?

Jumping out of a plane (skydiving) and climbing Sibebe Rock in eSwatini – the second largest monolith rock in the world.

Which pets do you have, if any?

Unfortunately, I can’t have pets in my flat, so my plants are my pets for now.

What’ll Google say you search for most often?

Baking tips, anything movie/series related and history.

5 famous people, living or not, that you would have a kuier with?

Kate Winslet, Henry Cavill and pretty much anyone from the Harry Potter cast… Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint.

Favourite movies and / or series of all time?

Shawshank Redemption, Jojo Rabbit, the Harry Potter films and Friends.

Describe your home’s interior style?

Minimalistic/Scandinavian style with neutrals, turquoise and lots of plants.

Which hash tags best describe your fashion sense?

#jeans #tshirt #comfort #feminine #bohemian

What is your ideal holiday, described in one line?

Whether it be the bush or the beach – anywhere that includes relaxing, sightseeing, nature and sunshine!

Which things would you most want to learn to do?

Playing a musical instrument (currently failing to learn how to play the Ukulele).

A hidden talent that you could probably get paid for:

Correctly determining the perfect sized Tupperware for leftovers from a glance!

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?


Which sports, if any, do you watch?

Only when there’s a big event like The Olympics, or sports documentaries.

Which causes are you really passionate about?

Animal welfare and the environment.

What are the top things on your bucket list?

Travelling as much as possible across the world.

Which things in the world (and people) do you dislike?

Arrogance, littering, crime.

Which things make the world (and people) awesome?

Animals, kindness, open mindedness, cake.

What’s your favourite thing about your 5FM gig?

I still have to pinch myself that I get paid to work at my dream job! I also love getting to meet so many incredible people through the work that I do and being able to see so many different places.

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