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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 Nightlife with Simone Heng 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.

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It always a huge compliment to be asked to back by a client to host for them a second time. Last week I hosted for Fancl, on the launch of their new Mild Cleansing Oil or MCO. The best part was being with my besties who came to the event and supported me by taking…