Leah Panapa

Leah Panapa
Brand Ambassador, Broadcaster, Live Commentating, MC, Panelist, Presenter, Radio Host, Sports Presenter, Television Personality, TV Presenter, Voice over Artist
Voice Skills: 
Brand, Corporate, IVR phone systems, Narration, Retail
Animals, Entertaining, Food and Wine, Social Media, Travel
Natural Accent: 

The gorgeous and multi-talented Leah Panapa is a woman of many skills. Her infectious personality and sultry tones has seen her rise the radio ranks throughout her three decades in broadcasting - holding many impressive posts during this time.

Leah's experience and quick wit has lead her to win a whopping 10 'Best Breakfast Show' awards.

For 10 years she was a cornerstone of The Morning Rumble breakfast show on The Rock. From there she moved to The Sound's nationwide breakfast radio show, hosting it for over three years.

2018 is bringing with it new opportunities for the popular Leah Panapa - regularly featuring on various Radio Live shows.

As comfortable behind the microphone as on stage, Leah is an excellent MC and host. She has a real affinity with engaging the audience, encompassing the perfect balance between professionalism and downright hilarity. She has a knack at reading the room, and her years of live radio experience have enabled her to effortlessly think and react on the fly.

Leah has hosted a whole range of events over the years - from hospitality charity bashes, to the NZ Law Awards, to Big Boys Toys Expos, and the Miss New Zealand competitions. She's also held her own in debates against the likes of comedians Jeremy Corbett and Gary McCormick, MC'd for multiple Les Mills events.

Leah has recently tackled live standup performances - The Comedy Roast of Murray Mexted (broadcast on Comedy Central TV), and The Red Nose Cure Kids Charity Show (TV3) - both to rave reviews. She has also hosted Maori Television's sports quiz show HEAD 2 HEAD.

Leah is renowned for her fantastic sense of humour, warm nature and ability to woo any crowd. 

Leah MC'd 2 award ceremonies one night after the other for us and we found her professional and well organised. She interacted beautifully with the crowds both before and after the event and had the audience eating out of her hand during the ceremony. Never had I seen an audience so intent on seeing what she would say next. She made the presenters feel at ease and was so wonderful to work with. While both events were scripted similarly the venues were very different and Leah adapted seamlessly to the environment.
Ali Glover Auckland Registered Master Builders.
This was Leah’s first time as MC of the Summer Concert Tour but she was able to learn the requirements of her role quickly, was able to adapt to last minute adjustments, and impart this onto her fellow MC’s and concert audiences alike. She was able to engage well with concert goers, while also understanding the need to be flexible and take instruction from event management as was required from time to time.
Hayden Dickason
Leah was fantastic for our New Zealand Law Awards 2016. Given she came on board 24 hours before the event, it didn’t show at all. Leah was very professional and showed she was adaptable to all situations. It can be a tough crowd and Leah had them laughing with her flair. She was a pleasure to work with.
Leah was an outstanding MC for our inaugural Business Awards. She was very professional in her briefing and approach to the event, diligent in her research and delivery, and added a grounded spark which carried the evening. She also proved very adaptable on the evening - a vital quality. We would gladly work with Leah again.
Mark Scherer
Leah was superb! The feedback has been great and I am looking for more events we can use her The effort she puts in beforehand and how she makes others feel at ease is incredible. Thank you so much for your original recommendation
Ali -Master Builders

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