Douglas embarked on her television career in 1994 with STV’s children’s department on Skoosh! At STV she also presented current affairs programme Seven Days, live debate show Trial By Night, travel show, Scottish Passport, and property programme Safe as Houses.
In August 2009 she made history by becoming the first female to anchor live Scottish Premier League coverage, hosting for Sky Sports.
Douglas has presented on Sky Sports News, and its former rival channel Setanta Sports News, as well as hosting basketball on Setanta Sports. She has also had stints presenting on Rangers TV, Arsenal TV and Middlesbrough TV. In December 2009, she co-hosted the Scottish Sports Awards on STV, while in July 2010 she presented Sky Sports’ coverage of Fish-O-Mania, the UK’s biggest angling event.
Ali currently presents a range of shows including the flagship show, Countdown to Kick off on Manchester United’s TV channel, MUTV, and tennis on Sky Sports. In October 2010 she presented her first national news, ITV News at 5:30.
Douglas has extensive journalism experience and has had her own columns in a variety of newspapers including the Evening Times, Daily Record and Sunday Post. She also writes a blog on Scottish football for the Sky Sports website.