Hayley McQueen

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Hayley McQueen (born 9 December 1979 in Manchester, England) is a British TV sports presenter and reporter and RTS award winning producer. McQueen is also an experienced event host. McQueen is a lead anchor on Sky Sports News & current the presenter of flagship Saturday evening Football First Premier League highlights show Match Choice, she also presents a live 3 o'clock Premier League game which is shown exclusively in Ireland with full build up & post match, as well as Game of the Day for both the UK & Ireland. She is also a regular on Premier League TV & has appeared as a guest host on BBC5Live football phone-in show swell as hosting duties for Radio X show The Kickabout standing in for Johnny Vaughan. She is the former co-presenter of Sky Sports Champions League (BT Sport have the rights from 2015/16 season) as well as other Sky Sports football programming.[1]

She is the daughter of former Leeds United, Manchester United and Scotland footballer and Sky Sports pundit Gordon McQueen.[2][3] She is a supporter of Manchester United.

Early life[edit]

Hayley McQueen lived in Scotland and Hong Kong before settling in Hutton Rudby in North Yorkshire in 1994. She has a BA (Hons) degree in PR and Journalism where she specialised in Broadcast Journalism and further studied Media Law.[4]

Television career[edit]

McQueen began her television career working as a runner and production assistant for Richard and Judy[4] before joining the television channel of Middlesbrough's Boro TV as a reporter and producer. She then joined Middlesbrough FC's "Football in the Community" scheme[1] before being head hunted by Sky Sports News where she became a presenter.[4]

She also presented on Fox Sports.[5] McQueen left Sky Television in December 2006 and took up a position on MUTV,[6] where she was main match day anchor and presented and produced the news, daily talk and match day live build up and phone-in shows as well as conducting regular interviews with players past and present.[7]

McQueen then hosted the Daily World Cup show for Al Jazeera Sports with Scott Minto throughout the 2010 tournament.[8][9] She returned to Sky Sports in August 2010 as they launched Sky Sports News in HD.[1][10]

McQueen is actively involved with various Football in the Community projects and is an ambassador for Sport for Freedom, the Football Foundation, SportsAid & various cancer charities. She has hosted events for high-profile worldwide brands including Samsung, Nike, the Premier League, Scania, The LMA, The FA, UEFA, HTC & Hublot to name but a few.

McQueen is also one third of a trio of presenters for award-winning football podcast The Offside Rule.

As a journalist, McQueen was a key contributor to twentyfour7 Football magazine bringing exclusive written feature interviews with the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Roberto Martinez, Steven Gerrard, Paul and Tom Ince, amongst others.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hayley Lands Top Sky Role". Middlesbrough FC. 27 July 2010. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Goalden Girls". The Scottish Sun. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hayley McQueen - Life at the "Theatre of Dreams"". The Trades. Burlee LLC. 30 July 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Hayley McQueen Sky Sports
  5. ^ Top 10: Hottest Women On British TV Ask Men UK
  6. ^ MUTV gets a makeover ManUtd.com, 27 November 2006
  7. ^ Pick of the Week ManUtd.com, 7 February 2011
  8. ^ Al Jazeera Sport begins live studio World Cup coverage The Peninsular, 5 June 2010
  9. ^ Babe Hayley is such a polished performer Mirror Football, 3 July 2010
  10. ^ Can Sky Sports News keep punching above its weight? The Independent, 5 August 2010

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