Bailey has always known that she was born to ENTERTAIN. Ironically named after “Bailey” a female radio presenter character in the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati, it seemed she was destined for the broadcasting and entertaining world.
Bailey started her radio career at the tender age of 17 years old on the campus radio station RAU Radio.
She continued to explore her skills and gain experience by joining the Retail Radio station, Edgars Music Radio and did Festival Radio, Rand Show radio.
In 2004, Bailey joined top Commercial Radio station, 94.7 Highveld Stereo. In 2005 she was asked to be a part of the Afternoon Drive show Monday to Friday with Alex Jay. While the show continually changed, Bailey remained the constant, working and co-hosting with various well-known personalities such as Revin John, Brad Brown, Patrick Hayworth, Jeremy Harris, Rob Forbes, Ian F and Mark Pilgrim.
After being a part of the show for 7 years, program changes led to Mark Pilgrim and Bailey leaving the Afternoon Drive Show.
Doors of opportunity opened quite quickly and Bailey can now add to her resume: Internet radio. 2Oceansvibe Radio is the biggest internet radio station in South Africa and she hosted “The Bailey Schneider Show” every Monday – Thursday from 2-3pm until October 2013. In October 2013, Bailey was promoted to the Lunch Time Show which was every Monday – Thursday between 12-2pm.
The Bailey Schneider Show showcased the hottest music and the most interesting interviews within the South African and international industry, from music, to arts, film, TV, beauty, fashion, décor, health, fitness and all of South Africa’s incredible talent.
In April 2015, Bailey joined Cape Town commercial radio station, Smile 90.4 FM and presents the Afternoon Drive with her co-host Maurice Carpede. Catch her between 3-6pm every Monday – Friday.
In December 2015, Bailey said goodbye to 2Oceansvibe Radio to focus solely on Smile 90.4 FM, voice over work, MC work and her TV segments.
She has done plenty of TV work in presenting, interviewing, being interviewed, making appearance on soapies, being part of panels, judging and so much more. She came 5th in the Top Billing Presenter Search in 2010 and presents as an insert presenter on The Expresso Show, SABC 3.
Each Tuesday morning, Bailey presents Beauty with Bailey on the Expresso Morning Show, SABC 3 where she brings you hair and beauty tips and tricks. Bailey is a successful, popular voice over artist and MC and audiences are drawn to her bubbly, beautiful, warm and approachable manner. She certainly is as charming off air as she is on.
In 2013, Bailey relocated to Cape Town for exciting work opportunities. She is based in the Mother City however, she finds herself doing dual city living as she returns frequently to Johannesburg, which is only a 2-hour flight away, for her work commitments and to visit family.
Despite her busy schedule, she still finds the time to write a daily, personal blog called Vanilla Blonde. It’s gained popularity and has a substantial following from both local and international readers.
Her blog has grown and as such production company Love Digital and Primedia have taken notice. Bailey now has her own YouTube Channel where “How To” videos, advice, fashion, trends, beauty and more is uploaded weekly.
Bailey has also filmed a commercial for Verimark’s Jean Robere Auto Curl that is flighting currently.
Nominated Best Newcomer in People Magazine’s Crystal Awards, Awarded Best Traffic Presenter by FHM, 5o Hottest Celebrity Dates and 100 Sexiest Women in the World for two consecutive years as well as being nominated twice for a MTN Radio Award in 2011 and 2012, Bailey is more than making her mark in the industry. Heat Magazine has just recently launched their Heat Hot 100 2013 – a list voted for by the public on those who are not only easy on the eye but hot and happening in the industry too. Bailey is a new entry voted in at #77.
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