Born and raised in the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Jeanille Bonterre has been a popular face and voice of Trinidad and Tobago's broadcasting industry for years.
Often described as the quintessential "Caribbean Queen," Jeanille began her media career as a teenager on the youth show, "Nettwork." She later hosted a daily radio program on FM 100 before moving to Los Angeles, Calif. to pursue a degree in communications studies at Santa Monica College.
After graduation she continued her education by enrolling in the distinguished graduate school at Ryerson University in Canada, where she became the entertainment news writer for local radio station, Ebony FM. That paved the way for a position as the entertainment correspondent for CCN TV6 and eventual host for the best selling DVD series, "Inside Carnival."
Jeanille's perseverance and passion to promote and develop Caribbean culture has now brought her to Tempo as the host of Downtown Island. When asked about advice for other young people pursuing their passion in the Caribbean, she says, "Whatever your career dream is, focus and go after it. Believe in yourself and trust that your spirit will always guide you towards the path of prosperity."