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Laura Woods Scoops Presenter Of The Year At Broadcast Sport Awards

Laura Woods was named Sports Presenter of the Year at the Broadcast Sport Awards for her work fronting ITV’s coverage of England Women’s international matches as well as her presenting role for the channel at both FIFA men’s and women's World Cup Finals and the FA Cup.

Laura’s ITV presenting colleagues Mark Pougatch, who fronts both football and rugby on the channel and Ed Chamberlin, the main presenter of ITV’s racing coverage, were also nominated in the Sports Presenter of the Year category.

Laura, who continues to present ITV’s coverage of England Women qualifying and friendly matches as well as the FA Cup, said: “For a presenter to win an award like this, they need a safe and encouraging environment to flourish in and that for me has been ITV. So I’d like to thank the amazing production team we have for making every day so much fun and for putting their hearts and souls into their work behind the scenes. I’m so grateful to be a part of this family. This award means the world to me.”

As well as Laura’s award, there were a number of nominations for ITV talent and programmes at this year’s event.

ITV was nominated for Sports Broadcaster of the Year and Sports Content of the Year [Quadrennial] for its FIFA World Cup 2022 coverage. Seb Hutchinson was nominated for Sport Commentator of the Year for his work on both the womens and mens FIFA World Cups, England Women’s internationals and the FA Cup. And Roy Keane was nominated for Pundit of the Year for his role on the ITV team covering the Qatar World Cup, FA Cup and Community Shield. Jason Bell and Osi Umenyiora were nominated in the same category for their roles on ITV’s The NFL Show [Jason’s nomination also included recognition of his work on Sky’s NFL coverage].

ITV shows Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2023 and Goodwood Revival were also nominated in the Sport Entertainment Programme of the Year category.


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