reporter Jill Douglas returns to BBC
reporter Jill Douglas, formerly of Sky Television, has joined the
BBC's rugby team.
first outing will be this Saturday as pitch-side reporter for the
France v Wales game in Paris, on the final weekend of the RBS Six
will be reporting before the anthems, give news updates on both
teams throughout the game, and carry out post match interviews.
has worked in news and sport for most of her career, and is an experienced
1997 she worked for BBC Scotland, presenting Rugby Special. She
also worked across television and radio, reporting for Scotland
as well as providing news for Grandstand.
1999, Jill joined Sky Sports as a sportsnews presenter, and was
also involved in their rugby, providing extensive coverage of Super
12s and the National Provincial Championship (NPC).
League athletics was her other major project, and Jill travelled
around Europe reporting on the meetings.
grew up near Hawick, in the Scottish Borders, which is the rugby
heartland of Scotland. She is a lifelong supporter of Hawick Rugby
career began in local newspapers in the Borders and she studied
journalism at Napier College in Edinburgh.
said: "I'm thrilled to be re-joining the BBC Sport team at
this time. I'm a huge rugby fan and this weekend sees the climax
of a highly competitive Six Nations so I'm delighted to be involved."
BBC commentator and Hawick man, Bill MacLaren, added: "That's
great; I'm delighted for her and delighted for the BBC.
be an acquisition, as she loves rugby and really knows her game.
admired her work on TV and she's a very competent artist. I'll look
forward to seeing her in action this weekend."
McLaren to retire from the BBC (25.01.02)
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