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Cates was a presenter on Sky Sports News, and was part of the presenter line up for Virgin Media's new portal. She interviewed managers and footballers as part of Setanta's Premier League coverage in 2007, and was a presenter on Setanta Sports News.
In May 2010 she presented the sports news on GMTV in the absence of regular host Dan Lobb. Cates then worked as a reporter for ITV at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa as well as for the 2011-2012 UEFA Champions League.
In the Autumn of 2012, Cates presented the six-part Scottish television series Coached Off the Couch for STV.
Cates has presented Fighting Talk on Radio 5 Live, standing in for Colin Murray, and then presented on the station in Summer 2009. From August 2013 she will form one part of two partnerships to present 6-0-6 on the station, alongside pundit Ian Wright.
On 29 December 2007, Cates married her long term boyfriend Tom Cates at St Margaret's Church in Newlands, Glasgow and now appears on television under her married name of Kelly Cates. The couple have one daughter named Gabriella and had their second child in June 2011.
She is an avid Liverpool fan because of her father's long affiliation with the club. Cates is involved in supporting a football project in Africa.
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