Natalie Pinkham

Natalie Pinkham

Reporter

Biography

Don't be fooled by the glamorous good looks.

A self-confessed adrenaline junkie and political activist, the ever-active Natalie combines her love of sports with charity campaigning and supporting grass-roots initiatives whilst also finding time writing on health and travel, presenting, and, of course, reporting on F1.

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Don't be fooled by the glamorous good looks. A self-confessed adrenaline junkie and political activist, the ever-active Natalie combines her love of sports with charity campaigning and supporting grass-roots initiatives whilst also finding time for presenting, writing about health and travel matters, and, of course, reporting on Formula 1.

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Natalie joined Sky Sports F1 for their award-winning debut season in 2012 as the channel's roving pit-lane reporter having performed a similar role for BBC Radio 5 Live the previous year. That she immediately appeared entirely at ease in such a challenging and demanding environment should have been no surprise given that she boasts one of the most varied broadcasting CVs imaginable.

Since appearing in front of the camera for the first time in 2005 when she anchored live poker tournaments, Natalie has reported from across the sporting spectrum, including Masters Tennis, Major League Soccer, the Isle of Man TT, Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Highland Games.

Yet Natalie's broadcasting talents stretch far beyond the world of sport. In addition to appearances on magazine shows such as Channel Five's The Wright Stuff and Live from Studio Five, in 2008 she swapped the microphone for a pair of skates when she signed up as a contestant on Dancing On Ice. Three years later, Natalie made television of a very different kind when she returned to a Romanian orphanage she had previously worked in as a student to film a thought-provoking and moving documentary.

Outside of the TV world, Natalie isn't one for the quiet life. She's a lover of extreme sports and lists her favourite pastimes as bungee jumping, canyoning, sky diving, paragliding, scuba diving and rock climbing. A supporter of a number of good causes, she also recently walked on fire for charity and continues to be a trustee for kids sports initiative Access Sport, which facilitates grass roots participation in all sports.

For 2014, however, Natalie will be returning to her day job as Sky Sports F1's First Lady of the pitlane, bringing viewers the latest interviews and reaction from the F1 people that matter during the course of the season.

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