Hazel Irvine

After Dinner & Event Speaker (in association with SpeakOut!)


Hazel Irvine is one of BBC Sport's most experienced, versatile and recognisable broadcasters. A former presenter of Grandstand and Sunday Grandstand, she remains a lead presenter in snooker, athletics and other sports. In golf, she has been the anchor for the Women's Open and co-presenter on The Open, The Masters, The Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup.

Hazel Irvine has been an integral part of the BBC's coverage of all major events over the last 30 years.  She has presented and reported from 14 Winter and Summer Olympics, fronted BBC Sport's golf coverage for 25 years, snooker for 15 years and also anchored coverage of both athletics and "Ski Sunday" for over a decade. Her many varied credits also include the World Cup Finals, London Marathon, Grandstand, the Boat Race, Wimbledon and Final Score.

In addition to her roles with BBC Sport, Hazel hosted the coverage of the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 2004. She has also presented a number of magazine programmes BBC2's The Air Show, Feeling Good, a health and wellbeing series and Outside Now, a leisure and activities series for BBC Scotland.  Hazel has hosted the channel's Children In Need appeal for 10 years and anchored its Millennium Night coverage.

Much in demand for corporate work, Hazel has acted as MC at the Royal Television Society's Sports Awards, the industry's most prestigious evening. She was the recipient of the RTS Award for Best Regional Presenter Reporter.

Hazel is a graduate of the University of St Andrews where she gained an MA Honours degree in Art History. She has representative honours in golf, netball and athletics and gained a full vest for athletics from Scottish Universities. In addition, she is the Chairman of the West of Scotland Institute of Sport and is proud to be the Honorary President of the Dumbarton Football Club Supporters Association.

As one of the very first female sports presenters in the country, Hazel has been at the heart of an incredible story that has seen a transformation in the role and profile of women in broadcasting. Her keynote speech is truly inspirational.

Hazel is a keen golfer with an excellent handicap and is also an in-demand awards host, conference facilitator, after dinner and keynote speaker.

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


Please note; Emkay Entertainments act as a booking agent for any engagements for this artiste. Bookings are processed through our partner agency, SpeakOut!.