Eleanor Oldroyd

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Eleanor Oldroyd (born in Bury, Lancashire, 2 June 1962) is an English sports broadcaster with BBC Radio.

Early life[edit]

Oldroyd was educated at Oxford High School and Cambridge University.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Beginning her career in commercial radio, Oldroyd joined BBC Radio Shropshire as a Sports Producer in 1986 before moving to London in 1988.

She worked at Newsbeat and then at BBC Sport, reporting and presenting on both Radio 5 and 5 Live.

She first hosted the Sunday afternoon sports show in 1993. In 1995, she became the first female presenter of Sports Report (since it started in 1948) when she stood in for Ian Payne.

She is a regular on 5 Live's Fighting Talk – known as the "First Lady of Fighting Talk" – and hosts several weekly 5 Live shows including Saturday Breakfast (with Chris Warburton),[1] the evening 5 Live Sport programme and the Friday Sports Panel.[2]

She covers the Wimbledon tennis championships and was part of the Test Match Special team from 2000 to 2005.

She led the station's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi.

She was named the Sports Journalists' Association Broadcast Presenter of the Year for 2014.[3]

Personal life[edit]

She was married to fellow BBC sports presenter Nick Mullins and has two children.[4]

She supports Arsenal despite coming from a family of Birmingham City fans.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC Website. "Saturday Breakfast". BBC. 
  2. ^ Radio 5 live unveils exciting new line-up, BBC Media Release, 1 July 2014
  3. ^ Oldroyd’s broadcast award has audience on its feet, SJA 25 March 2015
  4. ^ "Rest of the radio team". BBC Sport. 2002-06-14. Retrieved 2007-03-23. 
  5. ^ Oliver Irish (2001-11-04). "Women in a man's game". Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 2007-03-23. 

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