Leading Sky Sports commentator, Kelly Cates has been at the forefront of sports reporting for over two decades, fronting high profile matches for the likes of ESPN, ITV and Channel 5. Experienced, well informed and entertaining, Kelly’s presenting style is a hit with fans of a range of sports and her personable and charming nature shine through her on screen appearances. At events Kelly thrives, able to utilise her career longevity for an after dinner speech, hosting role or presenting awards, a truly versatile asset to any occasion.
One of the faces of Sky Sports, Kelly returned to the broadcaster in 2016, after starting her career there at the turn of the century. Responsible for the live reporting of the Premier League, Kelly presents the Saturday morning football matches bringing her expertise to the prestigious line up for reporters for the competition. Previously Kelly was revered as the host of the English Football League on Saturday evenings. In addition to her continued contributions to Sky Sports, Kelly can be heard by fans on 5 Live Sport and is popular with listeners for her insightful analysis of matches paired with her upbeat and engaging hosting style.
Sports is a family affair for Kelly, with her father and brother both playing professional football, it was no surprise Kelly thrived in a sporting environment. After becoming uninspired by her university degree, Kelly left her course to join Sky Sports News in the infancy of its development. Starting out as an ambitious and enthusiastic presenter for the channel Kelly showed early on her dedication for the industry as she contributed to the tireless effort in making Sky Sports News a roaring success. The channel is now an internationally renowned broadcaster, and the over five years Kelly spent there helped her forge an enviable reputation in sports presenting.
Having spent over two decades spearheading sports reporting, Kelly has held a number of prestigious roles in the industry. From presenting the sports news on Daybreak and GMTV, to reporting on the 2010 FIFA World Cup for ITV and covering the Premier League for ESPN, Kelly’s involvement has been influential. In 2012 Kelly joined the team of presenters for Channel 4’s London Paralympic Games, winning a group BAFTA for the impressive coverage dedicated to the competition. An award-winning sports presenter, with a dedicated career in the industry, Kelly Cates will transform your occasion with her expertise and amiable personality, easily connecting with audiences.