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About Simone

Simone Heng is a broadcasting talent with rare global appeal. She has worked as a broadcaster in Australia, Asia and the Middle East for brands like Virgin Radio, HBO Asia and CNN.

Simone’s live hosting skills have been employed by some of the most exciting and high profile lifestyle events on the planet, including the 8th University Scholars Leadership Symposium at the United Nations, the launch of the world’s tallest hotel, The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, The World Travel Awards, The Dubai International Film Festival, The Prudential Art Awards, The Singapore International Film Festival and The Asian Business Leaders Forum Awards. She has captivated audience members that have included ambassadors, United Nations youth leaders, heads of state, knights of the British Empire and international celebrities.


She began her career in Singapore in 2005 as an entertainment TV host for regional cable network, HBO Asia. In late 2008 she was offered a package to move to Dubai where she went on to establish herself as an announcer for Virgin Radio International as part of its heavily buzzed-about Dubai station. During her 5 years in Dubai, Simone also hosted CNN International’s “CNN Go” luxury special, endorsed Ponds and Dove Arabia and judged the fashion on the field at the Dubai World Cup.

Simone was nominated four years in a row as Personality of the Year in the Best in Dubai Awards. She was also named one of Elle Arabia’s “It Girls,” was chosen by Chanel to represent the brand for their Little Black Jacket and Numéros Privés Exhibition and was one of the most photographed women in the city.

Some of her interview highlights include; Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Lewis Hamilton, Gerard Butler, Adriana Lima, Patricia Field, David Gandy, Dev Patel, Danni Minogue, Donna Karan and Giuliana Rancic. 

In 2014, Simone returned to Australia and immediately began work on air with Western Australia’s number 1 music station Mix 94.5FM, adding the highly competitive Southern Cross Austereo network to her international CV.

Simone is currently based in Singapore where she hosts the All-NEW Love Songs with Elias and Simone from 8pm to 12am on Singapore’s leading English-language radio station Class 95FM. In 2017, she also hosted the culinary TV reality show, Eat List Star, on Mediacorp Channel 5 which won the Best Entertainment category at the Asia Pacifc Broadcasting Awards 2017.



Broadcasting clients

International MC

Simone Heng has hosted over 400 events across the globe. Her lightning-quick wit, approachability and high energy level has seen her work with an array of clients and genres. From the starting lines at marathons to fashion retail launches, film festivals and corporate dinners.

Latest News

Simone Heng hosts Mediacorp X Zhe Jiang ZHHY Studios Signing Ceremony and Press Conference
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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hosting the ceremony which marks the coming together of Mediacorp’s audio post-production services with an impressive upcoming animated 3D feature film from China called “Lanling, God of War.” The event took place at the Asian TV Forum and Market at Marina Bay Sands convention centre.

Simone Heng hosts Singtel 5 Minute Video Challenge
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I was very honoured to be asked to host this year’s Singtel 5-Minute Video Challenge. I found out that the client actually wanted me to host it last year but I wasn’t available, so really happy they found me this year. The filmmakers who comprised the audience, represented the markets where Singtel has a presence…

Simone Heng Speaks at the IMI Festival 2017
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I have been working incredibly hard on honing my speaking skills, reading books, attending talks and observing other speakers. It was great to be invited to speak at this year’s IMI Festival in Singapore. The festival marries both music, art and talks. The audience were so interacting and engaged, it was a sheer delight to…