Biography & Images

Biographies and Images of news and sport presenters and reporters… Journalists

John-James “JJ” Chalmers – born 1987 – is a television presenter and Invictus Games medallist. He served in Helmand, Afghanistan as a Royal Marine with 42 Commando. In May 2011 he sustained devastating injuries in an IED blast in Afghanistan… Read more

Diana Magnay is Moscow correspondent for Sky News She is an experienced journalist who has in-depth experience covering international affairs for CNN and Channel 4 News including the Arab Spring, war in Ukraine and numerous deployments to Russia. She led… Read more

Radzi Chingyanganya – born 12th September 1986 – is a presenter of the BBC children’s TV programme Blue Peter and a co-presenter for the ITV gameshow Cannonball since 2017. He began presenting the programme in October 2013, previously having presented… Read more

Robin Cousins – born 17th August 1957 – is a British former competitive figure skater. He is the 1980 Olympic champion, the 1980 European champion, a three-time (1978, 1979 & 1980) World medalist and four-time (1977, 1978, 1979 & 1980)… Read more

Jon Eley – born 19th August 1984 – is a British short track speed skater who competed at both the 2006 Winter Olympics, the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Olympics. Eley finished fifth in the 500 metres in… Read more

Jackie Lockhart – born 22 March 1965 – is a Scottish curler. She has competed prolifically in major international competitions for Scotland, and for the Great Britain team that competes at the Olympic Winter Games. She was part of the… Read more

Ed Leigh – born 15th July 1975 – is a British sports presenter, snowboarder, and commentator. In 2007, Leigh became co-presenter of the BBC’s Ski Sunday series with Graham Bell after his commentary at the 2006 Winter Olympics helped bring… Read more

Chemmy Alcott – born 10th July 1982 – is a former British World Cup alpine ski racer. She competed in all five disciplines: downhill, super G, giant slalom, slalom, and combined. Alcott competed in four Winter Olympic Games and seven… Read more

Amy Williams MBE – born 29th September 1982 – is a British former skeleton racer and Olympic gold medallist. Originally a runner, she began training in skeleton after trying the sport on a push-start track at the University of Bath…. Read more

Stav Danaos is a weather presenter for the BBC Born in Berkshire and brought up in Cheshire, Danaos went to school in Holmes Chapel before attending college in Hartford, Cheshire to undertake a BTEC National Diploma. In 2006, Danaos applied… Read more

Simon King is a weather presenter for the BBC After growing up in Royston, Hertfordshire, where he attended the Roysia Middle School and the Meridian School, he graduated with a BSc in Environmental Science of the Earth and Atmosphere and… Read more

Sarah Keith-Lucas – born 12 February 1982 – a BBC weather presenter. For part of her education Keith-Lucas attended Cranbrook School, Kent, a co-educational state grammar school. She took her GCSEs at Robertsbridge Community College. She studied Geography at Durham… Read more

Ben Rich is a weather presenter for the BBC Ben was born in Plymouth and grew up in rural Devon, where the weather seemed to change on at least an hourly basis. He studied for a Geography degree at Southampton… Read more

Lorna Charlotte Shaddick is a freelance presenter and reporter at ITN, Sky News and Good Morning Britain. Formerly she was New York correspondent at Feature Story News and a presenter on France 24. Lorna on Twitter

Shannon Spake – born July 23, 1976 – is a NASCAR correspondent and college football and basketball reporter for Fox Sports. Previously, she worked for ESPN where she contributed to SportsCenter to give pre and post-game reports, and also worked… Read more

Ellie Creed is a weather presenter on Channel 5. She studied Environmental Science at the University of Leeds and joined the Met Office in 2012, shortly after completing her masters degree in Applied Meteorology. Ellie initially forecasted at RAF Coningsby,… Read more

Katherine Nash is a news presenter and reporter for Channel 5 News. Previously to this, she worked as a presenter and reporter with BBC Look East. On joining 5 News, Katherine said: “I’ve always been a fan of 5 News… Read more

Paul McGinley – born 16 December 1966 – is an Irish professional golfer who has won four events on the European Tour. At the 2002 Ryder Cup, he famously holed a ten-foot putt on the 18th hole in his match… Read more

Paul di Resta – born 16 April 1986 – is a British racing driver who drove in Formula One from 2010 to 2013 and became a reserve driver for the Williams F1 team in 2016. A former DTM and Formula… Read more

Nicholas Dougherty – born 24 May 1982 – is a retired English professional golfer. Dougherty was born in Bootle, Merseyside, and attended Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Blackburn, Lancashire. He is a protégé of former professional golfer, Nick Faldo, and… Read more

Neil Mellor – born 4 November 1982 – is an English retired professional footballer who began his career at Liverpool in the Premier League and most recently played as a striker for Preston North End. He made his name in… Read more

Matt Murray – born 2 May 1981 – is an English former football goalkeeper for the Wolverhampton Wanderers. His career was plagued by injuries which eventually forced him to retire. Since retiring, Murray has worked as a match reporter and… Read more

Jules Breach is a presenter on BT Sport Jules has covered Football, Rugby, Tennis and Golf in her career which shortly begun after studying media at university. She fronted coverage for local sports teams on Latest TV, and even established… Read more

Ryan Giggs, OBE – born 29 November 1973 – is a Welsh football coach and former player who is the co-owner of Salford City. He currently serves as a pundit for ITV’s football coverage, including their International coverage of England…. Read more

Holly Green is a weather presenter for Meridian Tonight She’s trained by the Met Office, and was employed by the BBC until September 2017. Holly gained her degree in Mathematics at Cardiff University and spent time presenting on student radio,… Read more