Lorraine Kelly / Speaker Profile

Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly presents her own ITV show, Lorraine.

Previously, between 2012 and 2014, she was one of the main presenters of ITV's Daybreak, which she co-hosted with Aled Jones.

Lorraine was born in Glasgow and stated her journalistic career with Scottish and Universal Newspapers.

In 1983 she joined BBC Scotland as a researcher, before moving to TV-am in 1984 as a senior on-screen reporter covering Scottish news.

In July 1989 Lorraine Kelly presented TV-am's 'Summer Sunday' programme with chief reporter Geoff Meade, and in February 1990 she became the main presenter of 'Good Morning Britain' with Mike Morris.

In April l99l she was awarded the TRIC Diamond Jubilee Award for New Talent of the Year.

Lorraine joined GMTV at its launch in January l993, and has presented a range of programmes for the breakfast television station including the main show with Eamonn Holmes.

Lorraine took maternity leave in 1994 and gave birth to her daughter Rosie on 8th June, returning to GMTV later that year to present her own show, 'Nine OClock Live'. The show was later extended and re-titled 'Lorraine Live', and was re-named 'LK Today' in the autumn of 2000.

As well as her GMTV programme, Lorraine has hosted her own lunchtime show on Talk Radio . She presented 'A Family of Their Own' and 'A Question of TV' and 'Liquid News' for the BBC.

She has also appeared on 'Have I Got News For You', 'So Graham Norton', 'Room 101' and Newsnight.

Lorraine writes weekly columns for The Sun, and the Sunday Post (Scotland).

Lorraine Kelly has written two books in the 'Fun to Learn' series for pre-school children and more recently 'Lorraine Kelly's Baby and Toddler Eating Plan' which was released in December 2002.

Lorraine has released three videos 'Bringing Up Baby' (1994), a 60-minute video for first-time mothers which stars herself and her baby daughter Rosie and three fitness videos, 'Figure It Out' (1998), 'Figure Happy' (1999) and 'Walk Off The Pounds With Lorraine Kelly' (2004).

From September 2001 - May 2002 Lorraine presented her own programme produced by GMTV for Sky One, which featured a cocktail of gossip, beauty tips, celebrity interviews and episodes of 'ER', 'Friends' and 'Veronica' s Closet'.

Lorraine, an avid supporter of Dundee United, became Rector of Dundee University in April 2004. She is married to Steve Smith, a freelance cameraman. They live in Berkshire with their daughter Rosie.


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