Jacquie Beltrao

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Jacquie Beltrao (born Jacqueline Leavy on 21 April 1965 in Dublin) is a sports presenter on Sky News and a former Olympic gymnast.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Dublin, Ireland, she grew up in Coventry, England. She studied Sports science at Birmingham University, and represented Great Britain in rhythmic gymnastics at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, placing 31st in the All-Around.[1]

She joined Sky News in 1992, where she first worked as a publicist before later becoming a sports reporter and presenter. She now presents updates on weekdays (Monday to Thursday) during Sunrise and for the first hour of the following programme.

Personal life[edit]

She is a supporter of Arsenal Football Club and of Celtic F.C. and the Republic of Ireland national football team. She also has a strong passion for tennis and has done many news reports on the sport for Sky News and Sky Sports News.

She lives with her husband and three children in South West London. The family also own a holiday home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The family have a rescue dog, after she appeared on Sky News representing Dogs Trust.[2]

On 31 December, 2013, Beltrao announced she was diagnosed with breast cancer on Christmas Eve.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Olympic Association profile of Jacqueline Leavy". British Olympic Association. Retrieved 4 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Biographies: Sports Presenter: Jacquie Beltrao". Sky Press Office. Retrieved 20 April 2008. 
  3. ^ Brennan, Colin (31 December 2013). "Irish Sky News sports presenter Jacquie Beltrao reveals she has breast cancer". Irish Mirror. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Calnan, Denise (31 December 2013). "Sky News sports presenter Jacquie Beltrao reveals she has breast cancer". The Irish Independent (Independent News and Media). Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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