Determination, originality, creativity, speed, vivacity and versatility are just some of the qualities that have made Shefali Oza one of the most recognisable faces of regional broadcasting in the Midlands.
Shefali is now one of the main anchors of the news programme, 'Midlands Today,' but began in television as their first ever weather presenter in 1993 after giving up a career in Law.
Her wealth of experience in live presentation and reporting reflect her ability to rise to almost any challenge and have earned her credits. Shefali was awarded an Honorary Masters for 'her contribution to the region through her many broadcasts.' She was also the ' first ever civilian female to have spent a week on a nuclear submarine.' More recently, she was voted journalist of the year 2010 at the Asian Political and Public Life Awards at the House of Commons.
To her, boundaries and stereotypes are there to be broken. All you need is the inclination, ability, courage and opportunity.