Master of Ceremonies, News Anchor, Actress, Voiceover Artist & Brand Ambassador

Based in Brighton, UK

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Hi,I’m Crystal van Lloy.

I’m an international Master of Ceremonies, news anchor and actress who has a background in journalism. I have 6 years working experience in the Middle East and I am currently based in my hometown of Brighton, UK

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Crystal is the perfect balance of professional and fun. What more could you want?

shamin yazdani (film and tv producer)

Crystal Skinner also known as Crystal Van Lloy via Equity UK, is currently back in the UK after 6 years living and working in the Middle East. Crystal is predominantly renowned for here work as a multimedia journalist and news anchor at the UAE's first and longest running newspaper - Khaleej Times. Including print work for side line publications - Wkend, Young Times, City Times and Uptown magazines. Aside from anchoring daily news bulletins, Crystal covered a range  of topics for video and print. Highlighted video work included coverage for "The world’s longest zipline" "Dubai Film Festival" "Queen Elizabeth 2 ship opening” and a first look “Emirates Boeing 777 luxurious first class suites". Alongside her own video vlog series “Out and about Dubai “ two of her best featured works, which Crystal solely produced and directed are named " Ashoka, the cat warrior" and " UAE National Day" With over 600k views "Ashoka - The Cat Warrior" showcases the heartwarming efforts of a Sri Lankan maid named Ashoka, who aims to save the stray cats of Dubai. The "UAE National Day" production video characterizes the universal love of the UAE by school children. The poem was also written by Crystal.

Premium print work includes review coverage on Dubai's first ever resident theatrical show "La Perle" directed by legendary Franco Dragone and an online write up of "The importance of recycling" which gained her much accreditation in the sustainability sectors within the UAE.

Alongside journalism, Crystal hosts worldwide events. From awards ceremonies and gala dinners, products launches and exhibitions and even healthy eating campaigns across schools. Her versatility and hard working efficiency is what really sets her aside as one of the top anchors internationally.

Crystal has a background in theatre and film, and still enjoys dabbling her feet in the arts. She can be seen in many TV commercials throughout the UAE over the past 5 years, for various well known brands such as HSBC and Samsung.

Also a volunteer brand ambassador for World Green Citizen.Org- a platform to encourage eco- friendly living, Crystal cares very much for the welfare of the environment and practices what she preaches. Never leaving the house without her bamboo straw and reusable water bottle.





"We would like to thank you for your effort in the Zespri school activation. You were a pleasure to work with being fun and professional at the same time. The activation couldn’t have had a better emcee. It was absolutely perfect! Thanks a lot for your contribution and looking forward to working again real soon!"


Microsoft UAE.

"Highly professional, thank you so much. Especially in such a short space of time you managed to still do research on the conference and the company and approach the seminar in an appropriate and intellectual manner. We will definitely use you again as our MC."


Pringles, UAE

"Professional, thoughtful, engaging, handled difficulties with care and acted like one of the team!"


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