14 December 2011University of Nottingham alumna Natalie Pinkham (Politics 2000) will be one of Sky Sports’ team of pundits, presenters and commentators covering Formula 1 racing next season.
Natalie Pinkham named in Sky Sports’ F1 team for 2012
A few weeks ago Sky launched a dedicated channel for its new in-depth Formula 1 coverage, which begins in March, and the new team will front the channel in a head-to-head battle with the BBC for F1 viewers.
Sky’s coverage will be fronted by David Croft and Martin Brundle. In support, both Natalie Pinkham and Ted Kravitz will scour the pit lane in search of the inside scoop on what's occurring, with Kravitz also co-presenting the magazine show that Sky Sports have also announced will be part of their package. Ted's co-presenter on the magazine show will be Georgie Thompson, a familiar face to viewers of Sky Sports News, while another familiar face to Sky Sports viewers, Simon Lazenby, will host each grand prix weekend.
In the F1 season which has just ended Natalie had been working as the F1 pit lane reporter for BBC Five Live.
A television presenter, Natalie recently hosted NFL: UK, You're Nicked, and Police Interceptors: Special Edition on Channel Five. She also guest presents for topical show - Live from Studio Five, and is a regular panelist on The Wright Stuff. Sports nut Natalie recently presented Adrenalin Rush and the Highland Games for Channel 4, Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival for ITV and took part in ITV's hit show Dancing On Ice, as well as fronting David Beckham's Soccer USA for Fox Soccer Channel in the US, with reports for Five.
She has also previously presented the European Poker Tour on Challenge and Eurosport, the Extreme Sports Channel's coverage of the European Beach Soccer League, and football chat show - World Cuppa for ITV4.
Natalie is a trustee for Access Sport, and an ambassador for KidsAid and Grassroot Soccer, and a supporter of The Motor Neurone Disease Association, SPARKS and Shelter. She also writes regular travel and health features for the Mail on Sunday.
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