Jennie Gow is a journalist, broadcaster and event host who broke into the world of Formula One motor racing in 2010 and has since become renowned as one of the sport’s foremost media professionals.
One of the few women to work in this demanding arena, Jennie is currently to be found presenting and reporting on Formula One for both the BBC and ESPN.
Often faced with the challenge of interviewing Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel or Fernando Alonso in the wake of their latest triumph – or disaster Jennie is used to grilling the grid about the hottest topics in the sport.
Setting a great example for the cause of Women in Sport, Jennie has mentored girls and young women eager to learn from her success. This has included being an ambassador for the Dare To Be Different charity that promotes and supports women working in motorsport, a sector which has been traditionally male dominated.
Jennie was at the forefront of the ground-breaking Formula E Championship since its inception in 2014 as the lead host and presenter for ITV.
Alongside her commitments for the BBC and ITV, Jennie also hosts annual live events days such as Goodwood Festival of Speed and award ceremonies like The Motorsport Hall of Fame.
With a large social media following, Jennie’s broadcasting success added to her warm, audience-friendly presentation style marks her out as high quality event host, speaker and moderator.
Away from motor-powered action Jennie is a knowledgeable and respected sports presenter and reporter, having honed her skills on Sky Sports News for several years.
She has also presented World Cup Rowing, T20 World Cup Cricket, the FA Women’s Cup Final and she is a regular pundit (and show winner) on BBC Radio 5 Live’s ‘Fighting Talk’.
Jennie has presented many documentaries, a passion of hers since her first job at the BBC. She was nominated for the SJA’s ‘Best Radio Documentary of the Year’ for her work on the BBC’s James Hunt special.
Last year Jennie won great acclaim for producing and presenting a documentary on the BBC which started the debate on grid girls and is currently working on several more projects.
She has also hosted live shows on Ayrton Senna, Women in Motorsport and England Netball.
Aside from Sport, Jennie has a keen interest in cookery, politics and animals. She proudly ran the London Marathon raising several thousand pounds for ChildLine and went on to be part of the team presenting coverage of the event for BBC Radio.
Dedicated, professional with a great sense of humour and a passion for everything she does; whether it’s presenting, reporting, voice-overs or hosting events Jennie has vast experience and a real talent.
She dreams of one day taking part in BBC TV’s ‘Masterchef’ although don’t ask her to debone a rabbit, Jennie has been a pescitarian for many years and is allergic to milk which makes travelling the world with F1 a little challenging at times!