Clare Tomlinson (b1968)
CLARE Tomlinson is an anchorwoman for the British satellite sports network Sky Sports, and has worked there for more than 10 years.
She presents Football First, Sky Sports News on their late show ‘Through the Night’, as well as co-presenting BSkyB’s UEFA Champions League coverage alongside Richard Keys.
She also became the first ever female to present the PFA Awards Ceremony at the Grosvenor Hotel in London in 2007.
Born in Barrowby , Clare went to the National School and KGGS before going on to the University of Leeds to study history.
She made her touchline debut at the Amsterdam Tournament during the 2000-2001 pre-season and has since worked on over 150 Premiership, FA Cup and England matches live on Sky Sports.
Before joining Sky Claire spent six years working on the other side of the camera in media relations dealing with some of the biggest football stories of the 1990s.
While working at the Football Association as a Media Officer, she experienced some of football’s most controversial incidents including Paul Merson’s confessions to gambling, drink and drug addictions and the controversy surrounding George Graham’s departure from Highbury.
In April 2007, she became the first woman to present the Professional Footballers’ Association Awards Ceremony at the Grosvenor Hotel, London.
Clare also dealt with the press following the riots in Dublin in February 1995 and experienced the euphoria of Euro ’96 while based at Burnham Beaches with the England squad.
Clare joined Sky Sports from Arsenal where she spent two years setting up and heading the club’s Communications Department.
She is a presenter on Sky’s late show Through the Night.
She now lives in Matlock.