Lee McKenzie is a highly respected broadcast journalist and presenter who has covered some of the biggest news and sports events of recent times. She is best known for her work in Formula One, presenting and interviewing the drivers for Channel 4 and previously BBC TV. As well as F1, Lee covers the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Wimbledon, Six Nations Rugby and Olympia for BBC as well as the Paralympics for Channel 4.
Lee started her career as a written journalist at the age of 15 before joining Border TV as a trainee. Lee also holds the distinction of being the youngest person in the UK to present the news having made her anchoring debut on Border TV at the age of 22 after just 12 months with the station.
Having started her career in News, Lee’s journalist training was put to full use as she covered the big stories of the day, from the Lockerbie Trial, General Elections, the opening of the Scottish Parliament to major court cases. Although travel is a huge part of Lee’s career as a presenter, she is at her happiest back home in the countryside. Lee’s passion for the country started from a young age at her home in the village of Alloway on the west coast of Scotland.
Lee comes from an equestrian background and has a deep knowledge and affection of horses and she is a patron of World Horse Welfare. Lee’s love of the countryside lead to her presenting on BBC Scotland’s rural programme Landward, where she would cover a diverse number of stories from training with police horses to spending a week at Aviemore Wildlife Park looking after Polar Bears and Amur Tigers.
The other side of Lee’s life as a broadcaster sees her travel the world as part of Channel 4‘s exciting Formula 1 coverage where Lee presents and reports across the weekend’s action. In 2016, Lee has had a hugely exciting and packed summer, including being a key part of the BBC’s Wimbledon presentation team and being in Rio as a senior reporter/presenter for both BBC Sport and Channel 4‘s Olympic and Paralympic coverage respectively.
Equestrian, Motorsport, Tennis, Rugby, Commonwealth Games, Olympia, Formula 1, Wimbledon and the Six Nations – these are just a few of the major sporting events and rights that Lee has presented and reported on in recent times.
Lee is a natural writer and highly regarded journalist having written features and comment pieces for almost all national newspapers as well as magazines and many websites. As well as her writing and TV work, Lee is much in demand as a corporate host working with a number of blue chip businesses including Castrol, JP Morgan, UBS, Investec, Braun, Mercedes Benz and McLaren automotive. Lee is very much at home on radio as well, having presented BBC Radio 5 Live’s Weekend Breakfast Show. Lee’s distinctive Scottish accent has been used to voice numerous TV series and documentaries.
Away from work Lee is a keen skier and has been a co-driver in the World Rally Championships. Lee has made history by becoming the first female recipient of the Jim Clark memorial award, which acknowledges achievements within the world of motorsport and the motoring industry.
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When at corporate events, Lee is known to cover the following topics:
- World Rally Championships
- Drive & Determination
- Peak Performance
- The Commonwealth Games
- Six Nations Rugby
- Broadcasting & Journalism
- Channel 4 & British Television