Hazel Irvine Biography
Hazel Irvine is a Scottish media personality working as a sports reporter and presenter for BBC. She joined the BBC in 1990. Previously, she covered golf for the BBC as a reporter and presenter for 25 years. She also presented the 2019 Netball World Cup from Liverpool for the BBC.
Hazel Irvine Age
Irvine is 57 years old. She will be turning 58 years old on May 24, 2023. She was born on May 24, 1965, in St Andrews, United Kingdom.
Hazel Irvine Height
She is 5 feet 3 inches tall.
Hazel Irvine Nationality
Irvine is Scottish.
Hazel Irvine Education
Irvine earned a Master’s in History of Arts from the University of St. Andrews. At the University, she competed in golf, netball, and athletics. In her final year, Irvine was a Senior Student at Hamilton Hall. She also studied at Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh.
Hazel Irvine Family
Born in St Andrews, Hazel is the daughter of Bill Irvine and Norma Irvine. In 2019 during an interview, she said, “I had a very happy childhood doing sports and outdoors stuff. My dad, Bill, made this half-size snooker table for my brother and me as kids, and Mum crocheted the pockets!”
Her mother was a musician and music teacher. “I listened to her pupils playing the miniature Hohner piano accordion and began to play it by ear when I was only two, and I can still play some Scottish country dance music on this. I went on to learn piano and violin,” she added.
Hazel has been playing golf since she was nine years. She also has a brother however, not much is known about him. In her teens, her grandmother, who was a secretary, bought her a Silver Reed typewriter and a teach-yourself-typing book. Hazel’s parents still live in Scotland.
Hazel Irvine Husband
Is Hazel Irvine married? Yes, Hazel is married. However, she has not revealed who she is married to, with her husband kept totally off-screen, but it is known that she married him in a small private ceremony. The couple tied the knot in 2008, after many years together, in a secret ceremony in Scotland with just close family and friends. At the time of her wedding, Hazel confirmed that she and her partner were “very happy.”
A year later in 2009 Hazel and her husband welcomed their daughter Gina, which she announced at a charity sports quiz in London. She told the audience she had her “own credit crunch looming”. She said: “My clothes are already feeling the squeeze. My husband and I have a new arrival coming in the spring – which is going to be a drain on my own profits.”
The family used to live in Scotland, but most recently moved to London.
Hazel Irvine BBC
Irvine is a sports presenter. She joined the BBC in 1990, working as a presenter on BBC Scotland’s Sportscene programme. On June 19, 1993, she became the youngest-ever presenter of the BBC’s flagship sports programme Grandstand. She also anchored BBC Scotland’s coverage of Children in Need for ten years. In 1994, Irvine co-hosted the BBC’s Hogmanay Live, and in 1995 she introduced coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and began reporting for Football Focus.
Irvine has presented for the BBC at every Summer Olympics since Barcelona 1992, as well as five Winter Olympics and four FIFA World Cup tournaments. In December 1996, she became the lead presenter of Ski Sunday, initially with Julian Tutt, but then alone from 1997. She is also a regular presenter of the Triple Crown snooker tournaments (the World Snooker Championship, the Masters, and the UK Championship) and has regularly presented the sports news on major BBC evening news bulletins, as well as reporting on events such as Wimbledon and the London Marathon.
In August 2008, Irvine presented the Olympic Breakfast. She was also one of the commentators for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She reprised these roles for the 2012 Games in London. Irvine also presented BBC coverage of the Winter Olympics in 2014 and 2018, the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and 2018, and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
She covered golf for the BBC as a reporter and presenter for 25 years, finishing with her Master’s in April 2017. She also presented the 2019 Netball World Cup from Liverpool for the BBC.
Irvine began her broadcasting career in radio, before moving to work for Scottish Television in 1988 as a continuity announcer and latterly, as a sports reporter/presenter. This led to slots on the national ITV network co-presenting coverage of the 1988 Olympics alongside Dickie Davies and presenting reports from the Scotland football team’s training camp at the 1990 World Cup.
Hazel Irvine Salary
She earns an average salary of $42,000 per year.
Hazel Irvine Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million to $5 million.
Hazel Irvine Social Media Accounts
She does not have Instagram or Twitter account.
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