Ali Shaw

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Alison "Ali" Shaw (née Douglas), better known as "Ali Shaw" is a Scottish television presenter, who has appeared on ITV News, Sky Sports and MUTV.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Ali Shaw started her television career with STV's children's department. At STV, she also presented current affairs programmes Seven Days and Trial By Night, travel show, Scottish Passport, and property programme Safe As Houses.

In August 2009, she made history by becoming the first female to anchor live coverage of the Scottish Premier League, on Sky Sports.

Shaw has presented on Sky Sports News,[1] and its former rival channel Setanta Sports News,[2] as well as hosting basketball on Setanta Sports.[3] She has also had stints presenting on Rangers TV, Arsenal TV and Middlesbrough TV.[4] In December 2009, she co-hosted the Scottish Sports Awards on STV,[5] while in July 2010 she presented Sky Sports' coverage of Fish-O-Mania, the UK's biggest angling event.[1]

Ali currently presents a range of shows including the flagship show, Countdown to Kick off on Manchester United's TV channel, MUTV,[3] and tennis on Sky Sports.[6] In October 2010, she presented her first national news, ITV News at 5:30.[6] On 27 July 2012 she presented the news on Daybreak, ITV's former breakfast programme.


Shaw has extensive journalism experience and has had her own columns in a variety of newspapers, including the Evening Times, Daily Record and Sunday Post.[4] She also wrote a blog on Scottish football for the Sky Sports website.[7]


In her early career, Ali appeared as the leading lady in several pantomimes.[8]

Personal life[edit]

In 2012 Ali got married, and later that year gave birth to the couple's first child, Mylo Kingsley Shaw.

In her spare time, she is a keen horse rider, and has taken part in races for charity. [9] She also has an interest in property and has built up her own portfolio.[6]


  1. ^ a b Gorgeous SPL host Ali Douglas swaps football for angling action Daily Record, 20 June 2010
  2. ^ Setanta Sports News Presenters TV Newsroom
  3. ^ a b Ali Douglas MUTV
  4. ^ a b "SPL's leading lady". Sky Sports. 13 August 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2009. 
  5. ^ Scottish Sports Awards to honour nation’s athletes Archived 7 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine. STV Sport, 28 November 2009
  6. ^ a b c Biography - Ali Douglas Debi Allen Associates
  7. ^ Blogs & Opinion - Ali Douglas Sky Sports
  8. ^ Exclusive: Former panto star Alison Douglas to host new SPL coverage Daily Record, 29 July 2009
  9. ^ TV star Ali Douglas gets ready to saddle up for her Old Firm debut Daily Record, 27 September 2009

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