Jeanette, currently a broadcaster for the likes of BBC, has the unique position of being a former elite athlete. A five-time British Champion, her biggest achievement was competing in the 2008 100m Olympic final in Beijing. She was the first British woman to do so in 24 years, and the only one, man or woman, to do it since.
Becoming a journalist in 2013, the last seven years have seen Jeanette work her way up to become a regular broadcaster for the BBC, Sky Sports and Channel 5. Jeanette has anchored World Athletic Championships, World Swimming Championships, Taekwondo World Championships, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as well as BBC’s Women’s Football Show and regularly hosts football and major sporting events across BBC 5live.
In 2020, Jeanette became the first black female UK TV presenter ever to host a boxing production on one of the country’s five main channels. She was also announced as the host of the weekly hour-long show The Women’s Sports Show on BBC Radio London and co-presents alongside Ian Wright on his hugely popular podcast Wrighty’s House.
Jeanette was awarded an MBE for services to Sport and Sports Broadcasting in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021.
An experienced host and speaker, Jeanette has worked with brands ranging from Google, Nike, Twitter and BMW. She also works closely with the IOC and IAAF as a moderator. Jeanette has worked with the Youth Sport Trust since 2010, working with young people in schools around the country to help them realise the benefits of sport.