ABOUT US

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.

You can also hear us on HOME | kidslisten

Who We Are…

Kids

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.

Adults

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.

Our Shows

BoxerBlu & Bram

BoxerBlu & Bram is a news for kids show that goes a bit in depth with five current events. It comes out once a month and is geared toward 6 year-olds and up. Debut: April 2020

Cherry, Bird, Cow

Cherry, Bird, Cow is a news for kids show that goes a bit in depth and focuses on five news items. It is is geared toward 5 year-olds and up. Debut: August 2020

Chooki & Pleep

Chooki & Pleep is a short ‘headline show’ that focuses on science and sports news for kids. Debut: August 2020

Extinction Status

In Extinction Status you will learn about the endangered animals of the world and what they eat, where they live and how close they are to extinction. Episodes will also showcase a news article on the featured animal of the episode. New episodes will premiere every month. Debut: September 2021

Facts and Folklore

Facts and Folklore is a combination of world facts, storytelling and art class. A great show for both inquisitive and creative kids. Each episode features relevant world news and a piece of folklore from the region.This show ends with a drawing assignment every episode. Debut: September 2021

Gen Z on Gen Z

Gen Z on Gen Z is an interactive, biweekly news show for Middle and High Schoolers focusing on current events that relate to the future of Gen Z, in order to make current events interesting and relevant for tweens and teens. Debut: September 2021

Goofy News with Stu

Stu delivers kid friendly news stories for kids and parents alike. He also drops in some banter and jokes at the end of each story. News stories can be regular or silly news. Debut: September 2021

Kiki's Kidlines

Kiki’s Kidlines is a short ‘headline show’ that focuses on headline news in the US. Debut: June 2020

Little Ears, Big News

My show is made in Australia. On my show you might catch some modeling and acting tips, some outdoor stories, and mini food prep segments. You might hear school politics and real world news including climate change updates.

Milo's News

Milo’s News is a show that comes out once in a while and is geared toward our youngest learners. No subscription is required to check out these videos at Little News Ears – Cuddly News. Debut: August 2020

Quinn's Kidlines

Quinn’s Kidlines comes out once a month and focuses on short headlines from the LGBTQ+ community. Debut: April 2021

Lights, Camera, Jordyn!

Lights, Camera, Jordyn brings the hottest fashion trends to kids everywhere. Jordyn will showcase what is hot in the fashion industry right now and share with you her tips on how to incorporate those fashion items into your everyday attire. Debut: September 2021

Taylor's News, Facts, and Fun

Taylor’s News, Facts, and Fun.  Taylor teaches kids about interesting news with a focus from the UK. Debut: September 2021

Temba's Kidlines

Temba’s Kidlines comes out once a month and focuses on short headlines from the black community. Debut: June 2021

Weird and Gross News with Queen Zina

Weird and Gross News with Queen Zina comes out once a month and focuses on the weird and the gross. Debut: March 2021

World Kidlines with Paxton

World Kidlines with Paxton is a short headline news show that focuses on different countries around the world. It comes out once a month. Debut: July 2020