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About

I have always had a strong attachment to sport because of my family and upbringing but my passion goes further than watching or playing.

Having worked on a variety of projects in PR – I am building towards my dream of becoming a full time sports broadcaster.

I already do live football reports for the BBC and have recently worked with talkSPORT2 on a pilot programme – utilising my broad knowledge of all sport. I can work with audio, video and the written word and know what different audiences and platforms demand.

I am proud to work as a mentor for the Kick It Out ‘Raise Your Game’ conference. I know my experience and personality helps here and in my broadcasting work.

Work

Sports broadcaster/pitch side & line side reporter

Here are some examples of my work:

FOOTBALL

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 contributor

  • BT Sport Writers Podcast with presenter Michael Calvin
  • talkSPORT: Kick Off with host Natalie Sawyer at the England Women’s Media day at St George’s Park, interviewing Jill Scott, Lucy Staniforth,  Keira Walsh and Ellie Roebuck
  • The Offside Rule podcast with Spotify Women’s World Cup specials joining presenter Kait Borsay & special guests
  • talkSPORT 2:  Extra Time  &  Sportsday shows previewing England’s chances in the group stages
  • Gal-Dem x Nike – a celebration of women’s football hosting their England v Argentina party for women of colour and non-binary
  • A Woman’s Game podcast assessing England chances at the Women’s World Cup knockout stages

talkSPORT 2

  •  Back page reviewer for Weekend Sports Breakfast with Adrian Clarke and Mark Webster on talkSPORT 2

Give Me Sport – Women

  • Reporter at the England Women vs New Zealand Lionesses friendly match, Amex June 2019 here
  • Give Me Sport Women conversations with Changing Faces Ambassador Ella Davis
  • Interviews with Nick Cushing, Manchester City Women manager and players: Esme Morgan and Ellie Roebuck before SSE FA Cup 2019 semi-final
  • Interviews with Anita Assante and Ali Riley, Chelsea FC Women players

BBC Radio 5 Live 

  • Reporter: Chelsea Women v Manchester City Women Continental Cup Semi-Final 2019
  • Reporter: Arsenal Women v Charlton Athletic Women SSE FA Quarter Final 2018
  • Pitchside reporter for various FA Women’s Super League (WSL) 2018-19 season including: Arsenal Women v Reading Ladies, Birmingham City Ladies v Arsenal Women and Manchester City Women v Everton Ladies  FA WSL  2018

talkSPORT 2 – Football First with Ray Stubbs & Weekend SportsDay

  • Pitchside reporter for FA Women’s Super League and England Senior Women matches 2018- 19
  • Newspaper review on Weekend SportsDay with Adrian Clarke and Mark Webster

ABN Radio UK – Voice of Sport show (Africa)

  • Arsenal Women v Chelsea Ladies SSE FA Cup Final 2018
  • Reporting from Premier League 2017-18 season including: Arsenal v Everton, Chelsea v Hull FA Cup 5th round and League One: Southend United v Wigan FC
  • Stood in as Voice of Sport show host, occasionally

TENNIS

The Wimbledon Championships 2019 x LiveWire Sports

  • Co-host 55 minute ‘Wimbledon Coffee Break Morning’ live stream show on the broadcast roof via their social channels: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube throughout the fortnight
  • On-air using talk back and taking direction from Director

Give Me Sport – Women

  • Reporter at the Nature Valley Classic Birmingham 2019

LiveWire Sport

  • Reporter at the Nature Valley Classic, Birmingham 2019 for the Wimbledon Channel
  • Reporter at the Nature Valley International, Eastbourne 2019 for the Wimbledon Channel

talkSPORT / talkSPORT 2 / talkRadio

  • Australian Open 2019 – Reporting live across the two-week Championships
  • Kick Off with Natalie Sawyer on talkSPORT talking French Open and warm up grass tournaments

BBC Sport

  • Produced and reported for BBC News Sportsday at the Regional Tennis Visually Tennis tournament 2019 in Newcastle
  • Judy Murray interview on ‘SheRallies’ for BBC Inspired/International Women’s Day 2019
  • Jamie Murray interview at the ATP World Tour Finals, London 2018

FUBAR Radio – Pitch Talk show

  • Analyst – Australian Open WTA Ladies Championship Final 2018

LOVEWORLD TV  – Sports Recap show (SKY)

  • ATP Men’s World Tour Finals 2017
  • Australian Open WTA Ladies Singles Final 2018

ABN Radio UK – Voice of Sport show (Africa)

  • Grand Slam Championships, ATP and WTA tour analysis 2017-18

NETBALL

ABN Radio UK – Voice of Sport show

  • England Roses Quad Series 2018
  • England Roses International Vitality Series 2018 at the CopperBox, Stratford

Interviewer

  • BT Sport Industry Awards 2019 (BTSIA) Red Carpet on-air live stream  host at Battersea Evolution, London, in vision –  using talk back with director cues and three camera operation
  • Conducted twelve interviews in 45 minutes including Alex Scott MBE, Johnny Nelson, Elise Christie, Aimee Fuller, Carl Frampton MBE and Max Whitlock MBE
  • Interviewed winners backstage at The Pride of Essex Sports Awards 2019 – and before ceremony
  • Red Carpet Reporter at the Football Black List awards 2018, supported by the Premier League and The Voice newspaper.  Interview clips here, here and here

Sports Writing

I have written several articles for The Voice newspaper. Here are some examples of my work: here, here, here and here

Host

  • Kick it Out Raise Your Game 2019 conference, supported by the Premier League co-hosted with Jules Breach, BT Sport presenter
  • UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Seminar 2018, Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Guest Spots

  • Life Goals with Theo Delaney
  • Arsenal Nation Live show on Facebook Live
  • Podcast: The Gooner Ramble co-host 2018-19 season

Voicereel

Articulate, comprehensive and well-spoken narrator:

https://soundcloud.com/user-312671277/anne-mariebatson

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