Alison Walker / Speaker Profile

Alison Walker

Alison Walker

Alison Walker is a highly experienced and well respected presenter and reporter with almost twenty years experience in Television and Radio, with the BBC.

She has presented and reported on more than twenty different sports and was one of the first women presenters to enter the traditionally male domain of football broadcasting, where she made a huge impact on audiences.

Her media career has taken her all over the world to three Commonwealth Games in Canada, Malaysia and Manchester and two Olympics in Sydney 2000 and Beijing in 2008.

In addition, Alison has covered numerous Open Golf Championships, FA Cup finals, a European football Championship, a UEFA Cup final. She has also regularly reported on one of Scotland's unique sports, 'Shinty'.

Career highlights include, interviewing Sir Steve Redgrave, after he won his record breaking fifth gold medal at the Sydney Olympics and also interviewing Sir Chris Hoy, when he triumphed at the Beijing Olympics in China.

Alison Walker has been the main sports presenter on the BBC's Reporting Scotland programme for the last six years. However, in early 2009, she left the BBC to take on a number of new challenges, including fronting a new sports TV channel, which will see Alison broadcasting around the world.

Besides her sports work, Alison has also done live reporting on two Scottish election programmes, worked on sports documentaries, presented public information programmes on diabetes and provided voiceovers for a number of educational programmes.

Her work is also her hobby and Alison enjoys skiing, playing golf and tennis and following the progress of her home team, Hamilton Accies, in the Scottish Premier League.

Alison is a keen Burns aficionado and apart from giving an excellent reply to the ''toast tae the lassies'', she can cover a whole Burns evening as an MC Host.

With her adaptability, energy, enthusiasm, presence, and sheer professionalism, Alison Walker is in great demand for a wide range of events and media presentations.

TESTIMONIALS

''I thouroughly enjoyed listeing to Alison recount some of her experiences from her time in radio, tv and sports journalism. Her sense of humour, allied to her confidence and personality, makes her in my opinion, ideally suited for any corporate, fund raising or sports related speaking event. Everyone I spoke with, agreed that Alison got the balance just right- a little cheeky, a little rude, topical but most importantly, very funny''.
Jim Duffy, Manager of Brechin City FC & BBC soccer pundit

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