Hazel Irvine

Hazel Irvine

One of Britain’s foremost and highly regarded television presenters and sports broadcasters, Hazel is renowned for her experience and versatility.

A key member of the BBC’s sports broadcasting team at the London 2012 Olympics, she also helped wake up the nation on the BBC’s Olympic Breakfast Programme from Beijing in 2008 and commentated on both Olympic’s Opening and Closing Ceremonies.


An authoritative and engaging anchor, she is the regular “face’ of BBC Sport’s coverage of snooker and athletics as well as golf and major multi-sport events. In 2007 she earned the Royal Television Society’s Sports Presenter of the Year award and was the youngest presenter to anchor Grandstand and was the face of Ski Sunday for a decade.

Her credits also include the Commonwealth Games, The Ryder Cup, The Masters, Wimbledon, the London Marathon and the Boat Race. In football she has reported from four World Cups and European championships.

For BBC News she has been a regular on the Six O’clock and Ten O’clock news, she covered the Olympic Torch Relay, New Year LIVE and the 2012 Olympic bid announcement in Singapore.

Away from sport she has presented the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 2004, VE Day celebrations and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and she has hosted BBC Scotland’s Children in Need appeal for 10 years and anchored its Millennium Night coverage.

An experienced conference facilitator and awards host, Hazel has worked for organisations such as the Diageo, Audi, RBS, Financial Times, UK Sport, London 2012, Department of Culture, Media and Sport