List of female Sky Sports football presenters and pundits

Nancy Marende

Sky Sports has had new faces yearly, gracing its viewers’ televisions and smartphones. Many football enthusiasts watch the show for discussion and live coverage of football matches.

Recently, there has been a rise in female Sky Sports football presenters who grace the channel with exceptional beauty and football knowledge.

Here is a list of famous female Sky Sports presenters now.

1. Laura Woods

The English presenter has worked for ITV, Amazon Prime Video, and currently TNT Sports. She is known for her blonde beauty and charming personality.

Laura Woods
Laura Woods has worked for multiple media companies. Image: X/PresentersTv

Born July 2, 1987, in Dagenham in London, England, Laura has been a huge football fan and is an Arsenal supporter. She studied print journalism at Kingston University and landed her first job at Sky Sports in 2009 as a runner.

Laura’s hard work led her to climb the career ladder from runner to editorial assistant, assistant producer, and eventually a producer. She would present behind the scenes of football matches for Sky Sports’s YouTube channel.

In addition to working on television, she has also worked on radio as the lead presenter for talkSPORT’s breakfast show from March 2020 to June 2023.

Laura Woods is also popular for her flawless beauty and fashion style. According to The Sun, fans called her the “sexiest presenter on the planet” as she looked stunning in a bold outfit when she was leading the coverage of the Bayern Munich match against Manchester United.

The blonde sky sports presenter also has a mass following on her social media, where she flaunts her majestic poses and beauty.

2. Kate Abdo

Kate Abdo
Kate Abdo is currently at CBS Sports. Image: X/SportyCelebs

Kate Abdo came to Sky Sports to replace the legendary Natalie Sawyer. The English presenter was born on September 8, 1981, in Manchester, England, and is of Guyanese descent.

Due to her father’s influence, Kate has been a Manchester United fan, and he was a special guest in an interview featuring Peter Schmeichel at Etihad Stadium in 2023.

She studied Translation and Interpreting at the University of Málaga in 2003 and has a B.A. in European Languages from the University of Salford.

The female presenter is proficient in Spanish, French, and German as she pronounces football players’ names fluently on set.

She began her broadcasting career at the German international news network Deutsche Welle (D.W.) in 2005 as an intern and later soared to a sports presenter in 2009.

Between 2009 and 2011, she worked for CNN as a sports presenter for the Worlds Sports program. Kate left CNN to work for Sky Sports News H.D. in Germany, where she was lead anchor and the face of the network.

She later moved to the U.K. to join Sky Sports, where she was the main host of European Football, Transfer Deadline Day, and Sky Sports News.

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Additionally, she has hosted the FIFA Ballon d’Or and Laureus World Sports Awards, which she has hosted on numerous occasions.

In 2017, she left Sky Sports permanently for FOX Sports, which she also left for CBS Sports, where she exclusively works.

3. Bianca Westwood

Bianca Westwood
Bianca Westwood. Image: X/TVTotty

Bianca Westwood was one of the longest-serving female football presenters on Sky Sports on the Soccer Saturday program.

She spent 22 years of her broadcasting career, was a familiar face at Saturday Show, and travelled worldwide to update followers from different football grounds.

The presenter works alongside former Soccer Saturday presenter Jeff Stelling in her current Talksport role. She is a West Ham fan who offers tips and advice to aspiring broadcasters on her social media pages.

She also adds that she was proud of being the first female media presenter on Soccer Saturday, and no one can take it away from her.

Bianca has had years of experience interviewing hundreds of players and managers, covering and analyzing thousands of games. She joined Soccer Saturday in 2000 and worked up to editorial assistant.

Bianca posted a farewell on her Instagram explaining why she was leaving Sky Sports, “A bit like when I did my first match report, I didn’t want to make a fuss, but I’ve had SO many messages & questions about where I’ll be today I thought I might as well let you know.”

Also known as “the destroyer of social media trolls,” she shares how she deals with them by not caring what they say online.

4. Caroline Barker

Caroline Barker
Caroline Barker is a popular figure in sports punditry. Image: X/PurelyFootball

Caroline Barker is a female Sky Sports broadcaster and pundit from Essex, England. Her broadcasting career started at BBC Essex, where she later left for BBC London 94.9 in 2004 to be a sports reporter.

Barker has worked as a radio sports presenter for BBC Radio 2 and 4. She is a frequent panelist and pundit for the BBC 5 Live sports comedy Fighting Talk.

The sports reporter supports non-league football clubs and is an avid fan of her hometown club, Chelmsford City, of which she was the director from 2009 to 2011.

She is also the presenter of The Non-League Football Show, which aired on London 94.9 in 2006 before moving it to 5 Live in 2012.

Her passion for Non-League teams was also evident when she became the director of the National League and founding member of the Non-League Footballers Association.

Besides her broadcasting career, she is the founder and director of the digital content company Jibba Jabba. She is also an analyst and commentator on netball and led Sky Sports’s live coverage for the 2015 Netball World Cup.

Caroline Barker received the Fighting Talk’s “Rookie of the Year” award in May 2015 and is the first female football presenter to present Match Day Live for Premier League Productions.

5. Melissa Reddy

Melissa Reddy
Melissa Reddy. Image: Instagram/melissa_reddy

Melissa Reddy is a Malawian football presenter and author who works for Sky Sports News. She specializes in the Premier League, Series A, La Liga, and Bundesliga games.

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She was born on August 24, 1986, and is a Liverpool fan and supporter, which led her to be interviewed by Liverpool FC about her love for the team in March 2013.

Melissa’s broadcasting career started as an intern at Summit T.V., a South African business channel. She later ventured to work as a deputy editor at TEAMtalk in 2007 and KICK OFF magazine.

By doing so, she became the first woman to hold that position and the first female analyst at SuperSport’s Backpages and Monday Night Football.

Her broadcasting career has been successful and one to admire. In 2015, Melissa was the Liverpool correspondent of Goal’s 38 editions worldwide and the football correspondent at ESPN.

Melissa joined The Independent as the senior football correspondent from November 2019 to March 2022. She then left The Independent to join Sky Sports and Sky News, where she became the senior presenter.

The talented reporter also has her podcast interview series titled Between The Lines with Melissa Reddy, where she has hosted guests like Gary Lineker, Daniel Sturridge, and Mauricio Pochettino.

She also wrote the book Believe Us: How Jürgen Klopp Transformed Liverpool Into Title Winners, which she released in 2020.

Despite facing sexism and racism in her work, Melissa is headstrong and speaks about more opportunities for women of colour in football. 

6. Pien Meulensteen

Pien Meulensteen
Pien Meulensteen. Image: X/MeulensteenPien

Pien Meulensteen is the daughter of a former Manchester United first-team coach, René Meulensteen, and among the young female Sky Sports football presenters to make it in the broadcasting career.

The Dutch-born journalist studied broadcasting journalism at the University of Salford and has since worked with some of the biggest broadcasters.

Before moving to England, Pien was born in the Netherlands to Rene Meulensteen, a former Manchester United coach. Thus, her fluency in Dutch and English led her to land a role as a Dutch broadcaster at Ziggo Sport.

Her broadcasting career kicked off at MUTV, where she covered the Manchester United women’s team. Her ITV job involved covering and commenting at the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.

Aside from working for Sky Sports, she has worked for ITV, Premier League, 5Live, BBC Sport and been a part of the team that covered the DAZN’s Women’s Champions League.

Pien is a commentator for the Barclay’s Women’s Super League at Sky Sports. When the English-Dutch journalist is not a commentator at the Premier League, she appears as a reporter at the Soccer Saturday.

She treats her Instagram followers to snaps and selfies from various football grounds. She also documents her travel and work on social media.

7. Natalie Sawyer

 Natalie Sawyer
Natalie Sawyer. Image: PRTim88

Natalie Lorraine Sawyer is an English presenter and pundit who worked with the Sky Sports team for 18 years in the production team.

The Sky Sports presenter was born in London, England, on October 23, 1979, to an English father and a Bulgarian mother.

Natalie joined the Sky Sports channel in 2000 as a production team member. Later that year, she became popular after appearing as a Soccerette on Soccer AM.

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The English presenter would lead the Deadline Day coverages alongside Jim White and present multiple EPL football matches on the popular sports channel.

She is also a proud Bretford supporter, and in 2012, the club cast her in an advertising campaign where her image was displayed on a bus. This was to sell tickets to their upcoming game.

Natalie was married to her former Sky Sports colleague Sam Matterface and has a son, Sawyer, who was born in 2010.

She works as a presenter for talkSPORT, with big names like Ally McCoist and Sir Bradley Wigginsan. Additionally, she is a podcast and radio presenter for The Times during and after the FIFA 2018 World Cup.

8. Kelly Cates

Kelly Cates
Kelly Cates. Image: X/djwskyblu

Another name on the list of female Sky Sports presenters is Kelly Cates. She is a Dutch broadcaster who has worked with Sky Sports, ESPN, and BBC Radio 5 Live.

She was born in Glasglow, Scotland, on September 28, 1975, to former Celtic and Liverpool legend and manager Sir Kenny Dalglish and his wife Marina.

After graduating from Glasgow University with a math degree, Kelly’s career on television kicked off when she presented news at The Biggest Breakfast Ever.

She later joined Sky Sports News in 1998, interviewing managers and footballers on the panel, thus building a name for herself.

Cates was also a part of the ESPN team during the 2009-2010 football season for the Premier League coverage. She has had a peek at her television career as she has also worked with GMTV, ESPN, U.K. Channel 4, and ITV.

The Scottish presenter also covered the 2012 London Paralympics, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and the 2011–2012 UEFA Champions League.

She also has a radio career where she was a regular presenter at talkSPORT, BBC Radio 5 Live, and 5Live Sports, where she presented two FIFA World Cups.

On August 2023, Sky Sports News announced that she rejoined them as a presenter for their live Football League coverage to strengthen the channel’s Sky Bet English Football League coverage.

9. Helen Chamberlain

Helen Chamberlain
Helen Chamberlain. Image: Getty Images

Helen Marie Chamberlain is an English presenter born on April 2, 1967, in Somerset, England.

She is a Sky Sports legend known for being the lead presenter for Soccer AM for 22 years and among the female Sky Sports football presenters for the Premier League.

Her career kicked off as a holiday camp entertainer and redcoat at Pontins holiday camp before being an announcer at Chessington World of Adventures and a disc jockey on the southwestern side of England.

A Nickelodeon producer discovered her while working at Chessington, and she began presenting in December 1994.

Helen joined Sky Sports in 1995 when she was 27 and began presenting at the Soccer AM, a Saturday morning show. She presented alongside Tim Lovejoy until he left the program in 2007.

The Torquay United supporter has also been a guest presenter at two former Channel 4 breakfast shows, The Big Breakfast with former presenter Johnny Vaughan and RI: S.E.

Additionally, she was a presenter for Sky T.V.’s Poker channel Sky Poker. The legendary Sky Sports presenter left the channel in August 2017 before the program’s 23rd season began.

The Soccer AM team shared the news via a tweet that stated, “Farewell and thank you to Mrs Soccer AM. This place won’t be the same without you.

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