Little News Ears is a subscription-based streaming news for kids (and kids-at-heart) website. It’s for people who want to know what’s going on around the world in a fun way. Most of our shows are geared for 4 year-olds and up.
Little News Ears hits the big issues in news with sensitivity toward different points of view.
First time watching? Please be aware that Little News Ears aims to be positive, inspiring, challenging, funny, and educational–but it is something quite different than ‘kiddie news.’ Complex concepts are broken down whenever possible. War, violence, and generally nightmarish things are de-emphasized, if not ignored completely. Nevertheless, it was designed by educators in the vein of Fred Rogers teaching children about the Kennedy assassination. Though sitting near a parent is not required, it is advisable.
A short sample of one of our shows is below and many more can be seen here on YouTube.
Who We Are…
LITTLE NEWS EARS / ZOE
Zoe is a 12 year old actor, singer, and dancer located in Australia. She has been doing performing arts classes since she was four years old. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, making videos, and anything to do with the performing arts! Zoe will start a new show in the fall for Little News Ears.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / TAYLOR
Taylor is a young actor living in the UK. She has had multiple acting lessons, she is turning 14 in August, and she loves listening to music and being around her friends. Taylor will anchor a new show in the fall for Little News Ears.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / RYAN
Ryan (he/him) is a young actor, director, student, and avid news reader. Some of his favorite onstage roles have included Jack (‘Into the Woods’), Tommy (‘The Audition’), and Buddy (‘Elf: The Musical JR’). He has also appeared in film, and is the Founding Artistic Director of The Fletcher Family Theatre. Ryan will anchor a new show in the fall for Little News Ears.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / MYA
Mya finds herself to be a bit silly, but she likes to say that being normal is for normal people. She has loved acting all her life. She loves animals, especially birds. Her hobbies include programming, robotics, writing, drawing, playing video games, swimming and horse riding. Mya will anchor a new show in the fall for Little News Ears.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / JORDYN
Jordyn is currently in modeling and acting classes and recently attended the International Modeling and Talent Association Competition where she walked away with an award for the best Kids Spot Script and one of the Most Sought After Female Talents. Jordyn has appeared on four tv shows (apple tv+, hbo, and nbc) and she also had a supporting role in a short film. She has 30 chickens, 2 ducks, 2 goats, a dog, and four siblings. She loves playing basketball, singing, and dancing and will be bringing a NEWS FASHION show to Little News Ears in the fall.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / ANNABEL
Annabel is an 11-year-old British actor/singer/dancer living in the Pacific Northwest. Annabel loves animals, playing Minecraft with her friends, and jumping on her trampoline. She also enjoys creating videos like dance, sequences, and short movies! Annabel’s news for kids show that will focus on climate change, endangered animals, and plants, ‘Extinction Status,’ will debut in September.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / ANGELINA
Angelina lives in Australia and she is an actor, singer, and dancer. Her upcoming show focuses on Australian animals.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / ADDIE
Addie is excited to bring you stories highlighting some of our favorite animals! Six years old and from Florida, she enjoys dancing, singing and basically loving life! She is an actress and a model, and is thrilled to share her news stories with you! Be sure to tune in to Little News Ears with Addie!
LITTLE NEWS EARS / ADDELYN
Ten years old and from Australia, Addelyn is a model and an actress. She loves to sing, dance, and dress up. Her favorite outdoor things to do are jetskiing and dirt-bike riding. She is passionate about politics and hopes to make a difference one day. She has always said her goal is to become the president of the USA. However, realistically being from Australia, she is happy to settle for Prime Minister! Addelyn will anchor a new show in the fall for Little News Ears.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / TANYA WHITE
Tanya White is an actor, poet, playwright and teacher. She is the creator of an upcoming character for a new show on Little News Ears.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / MICHELLE VOICE
Michelle Voice is the voice of Queen Zina: Weird and Gross News for Kids. Michelle is a British expat who has lived in the US for 13 years now. She is an elementary school teacher, loves anything drama or theatre related and has two young boys of her own, who both love Little News Ears.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / STEPHANIE TAYLOR
Stephanie Taylor is a NY based stage, film, TV, and voice actress originally from Texas. After a childhood of musical theatre, she’s gone on to work with regional theaters coast to coast. Internationally, she’s performed and taught Shakespeare in Italy and is the Head of Drama at The Main Idea in Maine. She has her BFA from NYU under the thumb of Stella Adler. Currently, you can hear her in radio plays on WPKN, as Prime Minister Tabitha Thompson in the podcast, Starcrossed, and as the Dragon Mizuchi in the upcoming animated series, Anodyne. She also occasionally guest stars on Cherry, Bird, Cow!
LITTLE NEWS EARS / MORGAN TARRANT
Morgan Tarrant is a stage and screen actress by day and an improv teacher by night. Some of her favorite roles include Jan (Grease), Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre (Spelling Bee) and Emily (A Christmas Carol). When she isn’t on stage she’s backstage helping or exploring the world with her soulmate. She also has a major role in a new dark universe web series debuting Halloween weekend through Zoocenia. She is the voice of Chooki and Pleep.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / DANIELLE SHEPHERD
Danielle is a consultant for LGBTQ related matters regarding Little News Ears. Danielle (she/her) loves to hike, work out, and spread kindness in the world. Working for an LGBTQ+ owned and run company, Only Human, she focuses on fighting for equity for all humans and doing more good in the world.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / TIMMY ONG
Timmy Ong is an actor, singer, dancer, and musician, with experience in theatre, musical theatre, dance, concerts, ads, and short films. He also writes/creates theatrically under the Green-Eyed Monster Project. Hailing from and first trained in Malaysia, he is ever exploring the different but connected forms of the performing arts, and is looking to tell stories with new perspectives. He is the voice of Paxton.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / SANDRA MENARD
Hailing from Quebec, Sandra Menard joined the Little News Ears team in 2020 in a public relations role. One day Dan Buck heard her talking in a cartoon voice and the rest is history. She is the voice of Kiki. She also occasionally provides the voices for the Little News Ears podcast in French.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / STUART MAXHEIMER
Stuart Maxheimer is an actor and comedian located in the Southeastern USA. He is a very dedicated, versatile and hard-working actor. He takes on comedic and dramatic roles in film and television. He also has experience with doing stand-up across the Midwest, and hosting events. Stuart has a comedic news for kids show starting in the fall on Little News Ears.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / DANAI KADZERE
Danai is a mom of one tiny human and a children’s book author. Her most recent work is ‘The Princess Games,’ an adventure story that turns traditional fairytale tropes on their heads! When not writing, acting, or assisting her 23 inch boss, Danai likes to read, learn about the world around her, and explore. She is the voice of Temba.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / ALIA ETTIENNE
Alia Ettienne is a theatre writer, actor, performer and facilitator from Toronto, ON. Ettienne is of Afro Caribbean descent which often influences her performances and writing. Initially, she studied Performance at Sheridan College, moving on to explore Creative Writing and Arts Marketing. Her first solo piece, YellowZoned, premiered in The 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival, remounting in Hamilton,ON on two separate occasions. This lead to her being featured in Hamilton’s View’s Magazine. Her creative wellness program, Chill N Do Art, has been running for a total of four years. This workshop series then inspired her to start the Creative Coping Kits Initiative, which attracted the attention of Toronto blog She In The City. Currently, she is most focused on The Creative Coping Kits Initiative, and writing her second full length piece Allow For Release: The Xiety Complex.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / DAN BUCK
Dan Buck created Zoocenia and Little News Ears in 2019 so that his young children would know more and could care more about the world. Co-founder of Sketchup, the University of Maryland sketch comedy troupe and a one-time assistant at DreamWorks, after dabbling in supporting roles on NBC and FOX and shooting a short film on a Warner Bros. lot, Dan Buck traveled the world for fifteen years, spending significant time in Sri Lanka, Germany, Brazil, Norway, Morocco, Albania, Thailand, and China. Abroad, he wrote two novels and became passionate about education and the news. In his day job he is a school leader. He is the voice of BoxerBlu, Bram, Jasper, Jarvis, Clementine, and Milo.
LITTLE NEWS EARS / DAVID BEACH
David Beach is an actor and comedian based in California. He does the voices of Enzo, Felix, and Winston, otherwise known as Cherry, Bird, Cow. More info about David can be found here.