Kelly Cates

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Kelly Cates
Born Kelly Dalglish
(1975-09-28) 28 September 1975 (age 39)
Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation Broadcaster
Spouse(s) Tom Cates (m. 2007)
Children 2
Parent(s) Kenny Dalglish
Marina Dalglish
Relatives Paul Dalglish (brother)
Lynsey Dalglish (sister)
Lauren Dalglish (sister)

Kelly Cates (née Dalglish, born on 28 September 1975) is a Scottish television presenter, currently working for Radio 5 Live.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Kelly is the eldest of four children of former Liverpool player and manager, Kenny Dalglish and his wife Marina. Her brother Paul also had a professional football career. She also has two younger sisters, Lynsey and Lauren.



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.

From the 2009–10 football season, she has been part of the ESPN team for their Premier League coverage and co-presents Talk of the Terrace alongside Mark Chapman and for Series 2, Nat Coombs.

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[2] as well as for the 2011-2012 UEFA Champions League.[3]

In 2012 she presented the sports news on Daybreak in the absence of Gavin Ramjaun. She was part of the UK Channel 4 presenting team for the London 2012 Paralympics.[4]

In the Autumn of 2012, Cates presented the six-part Scottish television series Coached Off the Couch for STV.


Cates was a regular presenter for national radio station talkSPORT, and hosted the Monday evening talk show between 7pm and 10pm alongside Jason Cundy.

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 forms one part of two partnerships to present 6-0-6 on the station, alongside pundit Ian Wright.

Personal life[edit]

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 two children.

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.


  1. ^ Gibson, Owen (31 July 2009). "Familiar faces drive ESPN's kick-off on UK screens". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "ITV Media". ITV Media. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  3. ^ Ladyman, Ian (14 September 2011). "". Daily Mail (London). 
  4. ^ Channel 4: meet the team

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