TV & Radio Presenter
Agent: Jo Carlton
Seema Jaswal (née Pathan) is the host of FanZone and Kick Off for Premier League Productions. She has also reported from the BDO Lakeside Darts World Professional Championships for Channel 4, the Snooker World Championships for BBC2, UK Snooker Championships for Eurosport and regularly presents Motor Sport challenges for Channel 4.
In April 2018 Seema stood in for Dan Walker as the main host of BBC1's Football Focus and she also presented coverage of the UEFA European Under 17 Championship Finals for ITV4 throughout May. From June to July 2018, Seema was part of ITV's presenting team at the FIFA World Cup in Russia. She was named Sports Journalist of the Year at the Asian Media Awards 2018.
Seema was the lead anchor for Indian Super League (ISL) and host of Let's Talk Football for Star Sports in Mumbai for the 2015-16 season. ISL reaches over 210 million people across India and is the 3rd most attended football league in the world. In Europe, ISL is broadcast into 171 million homes across 54 countries (on Eurosport); plus 240 million across the rest of the world. In 2016, Seema was nominated for the Asian Football Awards 2015 in the Media category. She was also a guest speaker at the World Football Forum in Paris during the UEFA Euro 2016 championships.
In November 2017 Seema won the Media Award in the 4th Asian Football Awards, for hosting live and exclusive coverage of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 for Premier League TV and Sony Pictures Networks India. The sports cluster of the network telecast the 22-day tournament in three language feeds: English, Hindi and Bengali on Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3 Six & Sony ESPN channels. Throughout October Seema was the main host of SPN's flagship studio show, Football Extraaa, with an impressive line-up of international and national expert panellists including Luis Garcia, Stuart Pearce and David Moyes. During this time she also reported on the tournament for ESPN and Fifa.com.
Seema was previously a regular face on The Wright Stuff for Channel 5 and a regular reporter for CBBC's MOTD Kickabout. She also hosted The Entertainment Show for Westside Radio, as well as Drivetime and community show The Voice.
Upon finishing her degree in sociology degree at Royal Holloway University, Seema used her passion and talent for sport, more specifically tennis, to become a qualified PTR Tennis coach. She won the Cannons Tennis Tournament in London and represented Richmond Borough in Tennis, Netball, Table Tennis, Hockey and Athletics. It is this experience and her outstanding and natural presenting skills that led her to be chosen as a BBC Sportsround correspondent, filming various reports around the country. She has also hosted the Table Tennis Test Event for LOCOG, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and covered the Women's Euro 2013 championships for MOTD Kickabout on the CBBC channel.
Seema has also spent some time with the OB crews for This Morning and is a natural on the red carpet. She is fanatical about broadcasting and TV presenting, having worked on the production teams at Sky Sports News and MTV soon after finishing university. She then went on to secure presenting roles at The Independent Music Show, BBC Learning Zone, Glam Asia TV, a documentary for Zee TV as well as hosting the catwalk and live events at Zee Carnival and The Franchise Show for The Business Channel. She was a host at the Asian Woman Awards 2008, was a finalist in the Face of Asia 2009 and also modelled for Asian Woman, Asian Bride and various Asian fashion magazines. Seema also interviewed Channel 4's The Family for Brit-Asian iMag.
- FanZone - Premier League Productions
- Kick Off - Premier League Productions
- FIFA World Cup 2018 - ITV
- British Rowing Power8 Sprints - BT Sport
- UEFA European Under 17 Championship Finals - ITV4
- Football Focus - BBC1
- Snooker: The World Championships - BBC2
- Darts: BDO Lakeside World Professional Championships - Channel 4
- Snooker: UK Championships - Eurosport
- Football Extraaa - Sony Ten 2/Sony Ten 3 Six/Sony ESPN
- FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 - ESPN / Fifa.com
- Motor Sport: Mini Challenge - Channel 4
- MOTD Kickabout - CBBC
- Indian Super League - Star Sports
- Let's Talk Football - Star Sports
- The Wright Stuff - Channel 5
- The Wright Stuff Extra with Gabby Logan - Channel 5
- Sportsround - CBBC/BBC2
- A Day in the Life of - Zee TV
- The Franchise Show - The Business Channel
- Glam Asia TV
- The Independent Music Show
- BBC Learning Zone
- The Entertainment Show - Westside Radio
- The Voice - Westside Radio
- Drivetime - Westside Radio