Nina also buys, renovates and sells properties in the UK and abroad. In 2005, rebuilding from scratch a Swiss Chalet, including tackling planning and purchasing laws and regulations as well as dealing with local businessmen in French!
As a presenter, Nina was the roving reporter on ITV's Loose Women, doing live daily interviews on topical issues of the day. In 2004 and 5 she is also one of the main faces of the Travel Channel and Thomson TV, reporting on the latest holiday hotspots from skiing in Bulgaria to scuba diving in the Red Sea.
2003/2004 Saw her host "The Antiques Ghostshow" for Living TV where, with the help of a psychic, a genealogist and a historian, she tracked down family heirlooms and uncovered the secrets of their past. Nina has a strong interest in antiques and collectibles and she can regularly be seen at boot sales finding and selling the latest bargains, as well as being an avid e-bay buyer and seller.
In 2002, Nina co-hosted two BBC1 pilots with Ian Wright, called Wright Here, Wright Now in which she was roving around the country doing outside broadcasts in hail, rain or snow!
She presented the Speedway Grand Prix series for Channel 4, broadcast on Saturday mornings and covering the European Grand Prix circuit, including pit lane interviews, links and all the latest news from 6 GP rounds. She also co-presented round 4 of the British Superbike Championships with Jonathan Green, broadcast on British Eurosport.
In Blue Eskimo Challenge, also for Channel 4, Nina presented the 2001 Adventure Racing” series which was shot across the British Isles and Morocco. Teams of 4 had 30 hours to get from point a to point b anyway they could -via abseil, mountain bike, coasteer, scramble, kayak or just plain running. Nina kept up with the leaders and followed all the action as and when it happened.
Also in 2001, Nina hosted a 13x 30 min series Ski America for The Travel Channel. In 2000, she presented Travel Xpress and 5 Star Adventure for RDF Television, BBC Choice and UK Style. This was a range of travel programmes which took her from Brighton to British Columbia experiencing local food, drink, accommodation and activities including heliskiing, white water rafting and 500cc motorbiking (for which she has a licence).
She also fronted Wired for Carlton TV, an up-to-the-minute guide to the best nightlife in and around London, including the latest bars, clubs and restaurants. Nina’s background is in the music industry (her brother is the international DJ Phil Sebastiane of Pure Science and she has been involved in the dance and club world, working originally in A&R. This has added depth to her interviews with top DJs including Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong and Fat Boy Slim.
She is a highly experienced sportswoman and expert in parachuting, snowboarding, skiing, rollerblading, waterskiing, coasteering, abseiling, horse riding, Motorbikes and F1.
Nina also hosted Roadtest for Sky TV - a weekly panel show with celebrities and experts focusing on the latest consumer gadgets and technology.
She is a competent linguist, having studied Greek, French, Italian and Spanish.