Bailey is one of the few radio presenters to have broadcast on almost every medium of radio: Campus, Retail, Festival, Commercial and Digital Radio.
Her radio career began at the tender age of 17 at Rau, where she obtained her BA Journalism degree, when she joined RAU Radio (now known as UJ FM) and then went on to broadcast at Edgars Music Radio.
In 2004 Bailey started training at 94.7 Highveld Stereo. She worked her way through late-night shows until she joined the Afternoon Drive show with Alex Jay and 3 years later, Mark Pilgrim. Bailey spent 8 years on the Drive show with 94.7 Highveld Stereo before she was approached by 2Oceansvibe Radio (2OV) – SA’s biggest digital radio station. Bailey headed up the Johannesburg office for 2OV, until she moved to Cape Town where she hosted The Bailey Schneider Show for 3 years.
In 2015 Bailey joined Smile 90.4FM and now hosts her own show from 9am-12pm.
Outside of radio, Bailey has a popular award winning lifestyle blog called Vanilla Blonde, is an accomplished Master of Ceremonies and voice artist as well as a Mother to her adorable toddler, George. She is also the ambassador for Life Day Spa, Glam Bar, The Loft Spa and Aesthetics 11.
Bailey is no stranger to the limelight; she was nominated for the People Magazine’s Newcomer of the Year Award, placed 5th overall in the Top Billing Presenter Search competition and has been in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World (twice).
OFF AIR WITH BAILEY SCHNEIDER
If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?
Who let the dogs out? 😉
What is your most-used emoji?
It’s a toss up between the heart eyed emoji and the cry-laughing emoji.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Binge watching series, curled up on the couch, with a cup of tea / wine depending on my mood.
If you could eat only 3 foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Potatoes (probably in chip form), chocolate and cookies. Sigh!
Which of the seven dwarfs is most like you?