Kelly Cates

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Kelly Cates
Born Kelly Dalglish
(1975-09-28) 28 September 1975 (age 41)
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 Sky Sports.[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.

In the 2009–10 football season, she was part of the ESPN team for their Premier League coverage and co-presented 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.

From the 2015/16 football season, Cates hosted Football League Tonight on Channel 5 with George Riley presenting weekly highlights from The Football League.[5]

On 3 August 2016, Sky Sports announced that Cates had rejoined them to present their live coverage of the Sky Bet English Football League.


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 part of the partnership that presents the 606 show most Sundays on the station, alongside pundit Ian Wright.

Personal life[edit]

Cates married her husband Tom in Glasgow in 2007. The couple have two daughters.[6]


  1. ^ "Cates returns for EFL coverage". Isleworth: Sky Sports. 3 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "ITV Media". ITV Media. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  3. ^ Ladyman, Ian (14 September 2011). "". Daily Mail. London. 
  4. ^ "Kelly Cates – Meet the Team – London 2012 Paralympics – Channel 4". Channel 4 Paralympics. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Football League Tonight: See Scunthorpe United on TV tonight". Scunthorpe Telegraph. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Kelly Cates reveals how landing top TV job as a football presenter has thrilled her famous dad Kenny Dalglish". Daily Record. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 

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