Laura Woods is the 2021 SJA Sports Presenter of the Year and one of the leading female broadcasters in the sports industry. She is a regular on Sky Sports and the host of talkSPORT’s Sports Breakfast, one of the most listened to shows in the UK.
Initially joining Sky Sports in 2009 as a runner, Laura worked her way up the broadcast ladder and is now also a prominent mainstay on Sky Sports football coverage. Her versatile broadcasting skills have led her to regularly present Sky’s flagship Super Sunday, covering multiple live Premier League fixtures, as well as tackling the hottest issues in The Debate and travelling around the country to host their Carabao Cup coverage.
Laura’s natural talent and unphased nature have led to her secure exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in global football on a weekly basis. Her impressive list of interviewees include Paul Pogba, Virgil van Dijk, David Beckham, Pep Guardiola, Frank Lampard, Jurgen Klopp and Harry Kane to name but a few.
In addition to her work on Sky Sports, Laura has also proved herself as an adept and reliable panellist and presenter on talkSPORT’s breakfast show. In 2020 Laura was announced as talkSPORT’s lead presenter on their brand new flagship Sports Breakfast show, from 6am – 10am, Monday to Wednesday.
Laura also boasts an enviable portfolio of commercial work, working with brands such as Barclays, Adidas, SkyBet, Barbour International and Nike, as well as hosting The Times Sportswoman of the Year Awards, London Football Awards, and events for several Premier League Football Clubs.
Outside of football Laura also hosts Sky Sports darts coverage and has a keen interest in English literature, which she has studied to degree level.
Her outgoing nature and unflappable personality make Laura one of the brightest all-round talents in broadcast.