Kelly Cates joined the Sky Sports News team at the channel’s launch in August 1998 after making her television debut in an advert for British Telecom with her father Kenny Dalglish.
Kelly was studying maths at Glasgow University when the opportunity arose to join Sky. She siezed the chance and is now established as a presenter on Sky Sports News as well as fronting the Golden League Athletics and Women’s League Cup Final coverage.
Born in Glasgow in 1976, she soon moved south to the Merseyside area when her father Kenny joined Liverpool from Celtic.
Kelly is a football fanatic, who has been a regular at matches since the age of 11.
In the build-up to the Euro 2000 play-off clash between Scotland and England in November 1999 Kelly left viewers with no doubt who she supported when she wore a Scotland shirt on-air and she is also a passionate supporter of Liverpool.
To date, the highpoint of Kelly’s career was being on air when the story of David Beckham’s transfer to Real Madrid broke and she is at her happiest when hard news stories are breaking.
Kelly reported during the 2010 FIFA World Cup for ITV.