Sophie Smith (journalist)

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Sophie Smith
Born (1986-12-13) 13 December 1986 (age 30)
Occupation Sports Journalist, TV Reporter and Presenter
Home town Balwyn, Victoria
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

Sophie Elizabeth Smith (born 13 December 1986 in Canberra) is an Australian journalist, television reporter and presenter.[1][2][3]

Smith specialises in professional road and track cycling and has covered major international sports events including the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, UCI Road World Championships as well as the UCI Track World Championships.[4]

Smith moved to London, UK in June 2012 to work for IPC Media's Cycling Weekly and Cycle Sport magazines. She made three appearances on BBC World News throughout the London 2012 Olympic Games and in December started working on the Revolution Series on ITV 4. Smith has also been a guest on talkSPORT, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 5 live. In 2013 she has continued to appear on BBC World News, plus 5 News.

She previously worked for the Australian national TV network Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) and its Cycling Central website and television programme.[5] She anchored the weekly Cycling Central programme during the 2012 Australian summer and presented its red carpet coverage of the 2011 Santos Tour Down Under Legends' Night Dinner.[6] In 2011 she was a co-host on the station's popular Tour de France Sag Wagon podcast alongside Australian TV identity and comedian Sam Pang and Olympian David Culbert.[7][8]

Smith competed in the inaugural Omara Witsup.com Celebrity Triathlon, which raised awareness of women in sport and money for Ovarian Cancer Australia, alongside Brodie Harper, Natalie Garonzi, Dani Venn and Lola Berry.[9][10][11]

She has been based in Melbourne, Australia since 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cycling Media". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Latest on SOPHIE SMITH: Cycling Central on SBS". Sbs.com.au. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Video on YouTube
  4. ^ "2012 UCI Track World Championships " Spectator Guide". 2012trackworlds.com.au. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "BBC Sport – London 2012: How are Britain's track cyclists set for the Olympics?". Bbc.co.uk. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  6. ^ https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150131990863949
  7. ^ https://archive.org/details/2011SagwagonPodcastsbsCyclingCentral
  8. ^ "Podcast: The Sag Wagon Ep 7 : Cycling Central on SBS". Sbs.com.au. 9 July 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  9. ^ Gliddon, Greg. "Celebs are ready to tri – Local News – News – Stonnington Leader". Stonnington-leader.whereilive.com.au. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "> Stars fire up for the Omara Cycles Women's Triathlon!". StartToFinish. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Witsup.com Celebrity Challenge Triathlon". YouTube. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012.