Sports Presenter & Conference Host
Kelly Cates is one of television’s top female sports broadcasters and is an accomplished corporate and conference host and interviewer for corporate events
Kelly currently presents Sky Sports Friday Night Football coverage of the Premier League, and the EFL live coverage on Saturday evenings at 5:30 pm. She also presents a weekly debate show for SKY as well as co-hosting 606 with Ian Wright on Sundays on Radio 5 Live.
Kelly is an experience live host and has presented other sports, besides football, and fronted Channel 4’s coverage from the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Russia alongside Jonathan Edwards, Ade Adepitan and Arthur Williams and the award-winning Channel 4 Paralympic breakfast show alongside Rick Edwards.
She was also part of ITV’s World Cup coverage from South Africa in 2010 and of their Champions League and Europa League coverage.
She began her broadcasting career at Sky Sports and quickly established herself as the main face for the newly launched Sky Sports News channel. During that time she covered the football World Cup, the European Championships and a host of other major sporting events including the America’s Cup and Golden League athletics.
Kelly is also equally at home on radio and was the first female host on talkSPORT, hosting their weekly Kick Off programme and then moved to Fighting Talk on Five Live. After hosting Sky’s ground-breaking America’s Cup coverage, Kelly was then signed by Setanta as part of their presentation team across the Premier League and International football coverage, before making a move to ESPN.
A skilled producer, Kelly also runs her own production company and produced television and radio documentaries on the Hillsborough disaster for the History Channel and BBC Five Live.
Kelly Cates is an accomplished corporate host working with some of the world’s most prestigious brands including Vodafone, UEFA, the ECB, UNICEF, American Golf, Virgin Media and the Football Association.
She is very comfortable hosting corporate events, sales conferences, and awards events or interviewing sporting stars on the corporate stage.