Jeanette Kwakye, 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 six years have seen Jeanette work her way up to become a regular broadcaster for the BBC, Sky Sports and Channel 5. Jeanette recently worked for the BBC at the World Athletics Championships as trackside reporter and presenter. She also anchored the 2019 World Swimming Championships and presented the 2019 Taekwondo World Championships.
Five-Time British Athletics Champion
2008 100m Beijing Olympic Finalist
BBC, Sky Sports, Channel 5 Broadcaster
Corporate event host for Google, Nike, Twitter
Other major events she’s broadcast from include 2018 European Championships, 2018 Youth Olympic Games, 2018 Commonwealth games and 2017 World Championships. Jeanette is a huge advocate of women in sport and has a BBC Friday night radio show, profiling sporting stories of women in London.
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 realize the benefits of sport.