Alison Walker

After Dinner & Event Speaker (in association with SpeakOut)

Alison loves travelling and her media career has taken her all over the world. She has been reported on four Olympic Games, Sydney, Beijing, London and Vancouver. She has also covered four Commonwealth Games in Canada, Malaysia, Manchester and Glasgow in 2014.

With her vast experience in sports broadcasting, Alison has found herself reporting on numerous Open Golf Championships and FA Cup finals. She has also covered a European football Championship and a UEFA Cup final.

She reported on curling at the Winter Olympics 2010 and has also regularly reported on one of Scotland's unique sports, 'Shinty', covering not just league games in Scotland but intriguing international games between Scotland's 'Shinty men' and Ireland's 'hurlers'.

In early 2009, Alison left BBC Scotland to take on a number of new challenges, including fronting a new sports TV channel, which was to see Alison broadcasting around the world. Most recently, she was recruited by Olympic Broadcasting to work for their 24 hour News Channel and is a regular on BBC Five Live and Sky Sports News.

For Alison, career highlights include, interviewing Sir Steve Redgrave, after he won his record breaking fifth gold medal at the Sydney Olympics and also interviewing, Sir Chris Hoy, when he triumphed at the Beijing Olympics in China.

Besides her sports work, Alison has also done live reporting on two Scottish election programmes, worked on sports documentaries, presented public information programmes on diabetes and provided voiceovers for a number of educational programmes.

For Alison, her work is also her hobby and she enjoys skiing, playing golf and tennis. She also tries to find time to follow the progress of her home soccer team, Hamilton Accies, in the Scottish Premier League. Alison is also a member of the British Academy of Film and Television and is on the Awards voting panel.

Alison is a keen Robert Burns aficionado and apart from giving an excellent reply to the ''Toast tae the lassies'', she can cover a whole Burns evening as an MC Host. She is also an engaging after dinner speaker and can hold her own in a largely male environment.

With her adaptability, energy, enthusiasm, presence, and sheer professionalism, Alison Walker is in great demand for a wide range of events and media presentations.

Alison Walker was the only Scots voice on the Olympic News Channel a 24 hour rolling News Channel produced by Olympic Broadcasting at the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Alison was joined by freelance reporters and commentators from all over the world to provide this unique English language news service. She covered items on Canadian Mounties, the opening ceremony and the torch bearers, as well as being the Olympic reporter at the curling venue. Reporting on so many events 'for the world', meant that Alison's voice could be heard from Alaska to Australia.

Alison continues to be a regular reporter on Scottish footballs' top flight, for BBC Five Live, as well as reporting for Sky Sports News.

To book Alison Walker, contact Emkay Entertainments Agency via mark@emkayentertainments.net. Alternatively, speak to a booking agent directly on 01506 855 555.

Alison Walker is one of Scotland's most popular and highly regarded presenters and reporters. Alison is also one the most experienced with a career spanning twenty years in Television and Radio, with the BBC, becoming the main sports presenter on the BBC's Reporting Scotland programme.

In her time with the BBC, Alison has been asked to present and report on more than twenty different sports. Early on in her career, Alison made a huge impact on audiences, when she became one of the first women presenters to enter the almost exclusively male domain of football broadcasting.

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