Sign up to receive Miguel Delaney’s Reading the Game newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox for free. The Women’s World Cup is set to be one of the biggest sporting events this summer, taking place in Australia and New Zealand on Thursday, July 20th. Last year, England emerged victorious, bringing home the trophy after defeating Germany in a sold-out Wembley arena.
To ensure the best viewing experience for this year’s fixtures, well-known names such as Gabby Logan and Laura Woods will be leading the coverage for the BBC and ITV respectively.
Gabby Logan, aged 50, will be spearheading the BBC’s coverage of the event. She began her broadcasting career in 1992 and gained recognition as one of Sky News’ prominent presenters. Logan later joined ITV in 1998, where she presented several fixtures including The World Cup and Champions League. During her time at the BBC, she has hosted various shows such as Final Score, Inside Sport, and the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.
Reshmin Chowdhury, aged 45, is a British journalist who currently presents live Premier League football on TalkSport and coverage of major women’s football tournaments for BBC Sport. She has worked with BT Sport for nine years, covering events such as the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup.
Alex Scott, aged 38, is a sports commentator, pundit, and former professional footballer who played as a right-back for Arsenal in the FA WSL. She has won numerous league titles and FA Cups and made 140 appearances for the England national team. Scott has become a well-respected pundit for BBC Sport and Sky Sports, covering major tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
For ITV, Laura Woods, aged 36, has grown in her broadcasting and presenting roles across various sports platforms, including ITV, Sky Sports, and TalkSport. She will now be the lead presenter for the Champions League as TNT Sport enters the British and Irish market. Seema Jaswal, aged 38, is another TV presenter from London who currently works with multiple UK and international broadcasters. She hosts the Champions League on BT Sport and presents coverage for ITV’s international football and the Premier League’s global match-day. Michelle Owen, one of the UK’s leading female sports presenters, covers Sky Sports’ EFL coverage and has recently been a part of the ITV football team.
The BBC’s lineup of World Cup pundits includes Ellen White, Stephen Houghton, Fara Williams, Rachel Brown-Finnis, Anita Asante, Karen Bardsley, Laura Georges, Jonas Eidevall, and Scott Booth. ITV’s panel features Eni Aluko, Karen Carney, Jill Scott, Emma Hayes, Fran Kirby, Lucy Ward, Siobhan Chamberlain, Emma Byrne, Vicky Losada, and Jen Beattie.
With such a talented lineup of presenters and pundits, viewers can expect expert analysis and in-depth coverage of the Women’s World Cup from both the BBC and ITV.