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Gabby Logan Biography
Gabrielle Nicole Logan MBE was born on 24 April 1973, she is a Welsh presenter and a former international rhythmic gymnast.
She hosted Final Score for BBC Sport from 2009 until 2013. She has also presented a variety of live sports events for the BBC, including a revived episode of Superstars in December 2012 and the London Marathon since 2015.
Since 2013, she has co-hosted Sports Personality of the Year for the BBC and she presented the second series of The Edge in 2015.
Early Life and Education
Logan was born on 24 April 1973 in Leeds in the West Riding of Yorkshire to former Welsh international footballer and manager Terry Yorath and his wife, Christine. At the time, Yorath was playing for Leeds United.
The family moved frequently because her father played for a number of British teams as well as in Canada with the Vancouver Whitecaps. She attended Cardinal Heenan High School and Notre Dame Sixth Form College in Leeds.
Logan played netball at school and at university and also competed in the high jump, but the peak of her sporting career was when she placed 11th in rhythmic gymnastics representing Wales at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland.
Logan became interested in football during her regular attendances at her father’s matches. Her mother went out of a “sense of duty”.
Along with her brother and sister, Logan was in the crowd at Valley Parade on 11 May 1985, the day of the Bradford City stadium fire. She had left the stand only moments before the fire took hold and watched the unfolding disaster.
Logan’s debut TV appearance was when she was chosen as the Leeds Rose for the 1991 Rose of Tralee competition.
Logan runs and plays golf and is a supporter of Newcastle United stretching back to her time at Durham University, where her then boyfriend was a childhood fan.
She remembers her first match as Newcastle’s 1–0 Premier League victory over Everton on 25 August 1993 and made visits by air or rail to St James’ Park throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, including Newcastle’s 5–0 win over Manchester United on 20 October 1996.
Gabby Logan Career
After university, Logan began presenting on Metro Radio in Newcastle, from where she was offered a job as a presenter on Sky Sports in 1996. She worked there until 1998, when she joined the ITV TV network.
Logan’s career came to notice when she fronted On the Ball. Logan was one of a small number of female sports presenters to have made the transition to terrestrial television.
After ITV lost the terrestrial rights to the Premier League, she presented their UEFA Champions League coverage, including the 2005 and 2006 finals, between A.C. Milan and Liverpool, and Arsenal and Barcelona, respectively.
Logan left ITV for BBC Sport in December 2006, In 2003, she reported on the Rugby World Cup.
Also that year, Logan presented a programme called Britain’s Brilliant Prodigies featuring a young Jessie J.
Logan stepped in for Melanie Sykes on 6 July 2004 when she went on maternity leave part way through the third series of game show The Vault.
Gabby co-hosted the celebrity diving show Splash! on ITV, alongside Vernon Kay and Olympic diver Tom Daley from 2013 until 2014.
In 2015, Logan returned to ITV for reality series Flockstars, a show she later admitted was her “biggest disappointment”.
Logan started presenting for BBC Sport on 27 January 2007, presenting coverage of the FA Cup fourth round tie between Luton Town and Blackburn Rovers.
She continues to regularly present and report on live football for the BBC and Logan also deputises for Gary Lineker on Match of the Day. Logan hosted Final Score from 2009 until 2013.
She reported from the England Camp for the 2010 World Cup, Euro 2012 and World Cup 2014 while also being a pitchside reporter at England matches.
When Craig Doyle left BBC Sport for ITV in 2008, the BBC needed a new host for the Six Nations Championship and recruited Gabby Logan; she had previously reported on the 2003 Rugby World Cup for ITV and worked alongside the likes of Jeremy Guscott, Keith Wood, Jonathan Davies & Andy Nicol.
Logan became the main host of Athletics for BBC Sport. She has hosted live coverage of the World Athletics Championships in 2013, and the European Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games in 2014. Also included is the prestigious annual IAAF Diamond League season competition.
She presents in the studio alongside ex-athlete pundits including Michael Johnson, Paula Radcliffe, Colin Jackson, Denise Lewis and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
Gabby Logan has hosted BBC Olympic Games coverage at Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016, Tokyo 2021.
Logan has also hosted live coverage of other sporting events such as the 2013 Aquatics World Championships
Since 2009, Logan has been a frequent stand-in presenter on The One Show on BBC One.
Gabby Logan has also published the challenges female presenters can face within the BBC, once criticised by a BBC executive for wearing “too sexy boots”.
In August 2013, Logan began hosting the BBC One series I Love My Country, featuring team captains Micky Flanagan and Frank Skinner on Saturday evenings, however, on 25 October 2013, the programme was axed due to largely negative press reviews and poor viewing figures.
In September 2013, the BBC announced that, as of 2013, Logan would replace Sue Barker as one of the presenters for the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
In March 2015, Logan hosted Let’s Play Darts for Comic Relief for BBC Two. The show returned for a second series in February 2016.
She presented live coverage of the 2015 London Marathon, broadcast on BBC One on 26 April, the 2016 London Marathon on 24 April and the 2017 London Marathon on 23 April.
In August 2015, she was the main presenter for BBC’s coverage of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics from Beijing.
Logan presented the second series of the BBC game show The Edge in 2015. She replaced Mark Benton who hosted series 1.
In 2016, Logan was part of the presenting team for The Invictus Games on BBC One. She was also a part of the media team during the BBC’s coverage of the 2016 UEFA European Championship in France.
In 2017 she hosted the BBC IAAF coverage in London. In 2022 Logan hosted coverage of the Women’s Six Nations Championship.
In June 2011, while still presenting the sports results shows for BBC One on Saturdays, Logan joined Channel 5 to present a discussion and magazine show following The Wright Stuff at 11:10 am each weekday initially called The Wright Stuff Extra, and later renamed as Live with Gabby.
On 5 April 2012, the show tweeted to confirm that Logan was leaving the programme. In December 2012, Logan was appointed as a non-executive director of Perform Group.
In 2014, Logan helped launch Tesco’s Farm to Fork initiative. Logan is the voice-over for the MegaRed heart health commercial advertisements. Logan writes regularly for The Times newspaper.
Logan has her own podcast, The Midpoint, where she interviews public figures about their approach to middle age.
In August 2014, Logan was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in September’s referendum on that issue.
Gabby also is the president of Muscular Dystrophy UK and hosts many fundraisers. In April 2022, Logan announced that her memoir, The First Half, will be published in the autumn.
In 1992, Logan’s 15-year-old brother Daniel collapsed and died from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Logan has actively appealed for the Daniel Yorath Appeal, which raises funds for the treatment and detection of the condition.
Her brother Jordan Yorath (born 1986) played football for England Universities in 2008 while in the final year of his planning and development surveying degree at Northumbria University.
Jordan was at Sheffield Wednesday and Halifax Town as a young professional and also played for Wakefield F.C. Logan’s sister, Louise (born 1974), was a performer in the Cirque Du Soleil’s Zumanity, the resident cabaret-style show at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
Logan married former Scotland international rugby union player Kenny Logan on 19 July 2001. She has said that meeting her husband was a motivation to exercise regularly again. The couple live in Kew, southwest London.
On 28 July 2005, after undergoing IVF treatment, Logan gave birth to twins, son Reuben and daughter Lois.
In June 2012, Logan was named by The Times newspaper as one of several people to have put money into a film and tax avoidance scheme.
In January 2013, Logan was named the first Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University. In November 2017 it was announced that Logan would step down from this role in January 2018 after five years.
Gabby Logan Net Worth
She is a Welsh presenter and a former international rhythmic gymnast. She has an estimated net worth of $2.2 millions.