ITV have announced that Jacqui Oatley is to join the channel as a sports presenter in a more prominent role next season.
From the start of the next football season, Jacqui will anchor football programmes on ITV4 as well as coverage of some matches on the main ITV channel. She will also present ITV’s darts coverage.
Jacqui, who brings with her a wealth of experience from a career at the top level of sports broadcasting, including being the first ever female commentator on the BBC’s Match of the Day programme, has previously presented football programmes on a freelance basis for ITV, including FA Cup and Africa Cup of Nations action.
“Jacqui’s outstanding knowledge and experience make her a first class addition to the ITV Sport team. We look forward to welcoming her on board in September.” – ITV Director of Sport, Niall Sloane
Jacqui said: “I’m delighted to have been asked to join the ITV team from next season. I’ve had a fantastic time working with them over the last couple of years and look forward to continuing that relationship at major tournaments.”