Alison co-hosted the British Sports Book Awards on 3rd June for a highlights programme to be aired on Sky Sports. Winners interviewed by Alison included Sir Michael Parkinson (Outstanding Contribution), Gareth Thomas (Best Autobiography) and Peter Oborne (Best Cricket Book). For this glittering occasion, Alison wore a floor length gown by British designer Suzannah.
Alison will once again be embarking on a summer of sport for the BBC, including England cricket commentaries for Test Match Special, the Ashes for Radio Five Live and Wimbledon for BBC TV and Radio Five Live.
If you would like to hear Alison deliver the inaugural Dean’s Lecture at Victoria University, Melbourne, you can attend the event by registering for a ticket here. She will be discussing her sports media journey and sharing some of her experiences along the way, in particular her route into the Test Match Special commentary box. Weds 18th March, 6.30pm, Footscray.
Having been named Sports Broadcaster of the Year last year, Alison has again been shortlisted for the prestigious Sports Journalists’ Association Awards for 2014. She and five of her media colleagues are shortlisted for Broadcast Journalist of the Year.
Alison is part of the host broadcaster radio commentary team at the cricket World Cup, commentating on a number of matches for the BBC, ABC and Radio New Zealand. When she isn’t commentating, she will be providing regular match updates to the UK via BBC Radio Five Live.