Hazel Irvine : biography
Hazel Irvine (born May 24, 1965), is a television presenter from the United Kingdom.
Irvine married her long term boyfriend at a secret ceremony in 2008, announced she was expecting a child in 2009 on the BBC Hogmanay Live show and had a baby girl in February 2009.
Life and career
Irvine joined the BBC in 1990, working as presenter on BBC Scotland's Sportscene programme and becoming the youngest-ever presenter of the BBC's flagship sports programme Grandstand on 19 June 1993. In 1994, Irvine co-hosted the BBC's Hogmanay Live, and in 1995 she introduced coverage of the FIFA Women's World Cup and began reporting for Football Focus. Irvine has presented for the BBC at every Summer Olympics since Atlanta 1996, as well as the Winter Olympics and four Football World Cup tournaments, and in December 1996 became the lead presenter of Ski Sunday, initially with Julian Tutt, but then alone from 1997. She has also been the regular presenter of the World Snooker Championships and regularly presented the sports news on major BBC evening news bulletins, as well as reporting on events such as Wimbledon and the London Marathon.
In August 2008, Irvine presented Olympic Breakfast as well as being one of the commentators for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She reprised these roles for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Away from television, Irvine is the honorary president of the Dumbarton F.C. Supporters' Association and also works as a media-trainer and after-dinner speaker.
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