Tanya was one of the main presenters for the BBC’s unprecedented coverage of the Rugby League World Cup last year – presenting 16 live programmes either from the ground or the studio. She fronted all the live games for the women’s tournament heading the first all female on air team to cover the sport in the UK. The coverage broke all records for viewers for the women’s game.
During the tournament she also presented live radio programmes, including the wheelchair final, and fronted the weekly Rugby League podcast.
As well as the presenting she was the pitch side reporter on the majority of the England’s men’s matches and on the final of the men’s tournament. She’s a reporter and presenter on the BBC’s Challenge Cup coverage and has presented the Super League Show since 2012.
For more than 20 years she was the sports reporter for BBC Look North in Yorkshire which involved covering all sports in a very diverse and passionate county. The role involved the planning of the output as well as the presentation of it, in and out of the studio. She was one of the first female sports reporters in broadcasting, starting at a time when women covering sport was virtually unheard of.
During her time at the BBC she’s also presented and reported for BBC Breakfast and the News Channel, and covered 2 Olympic Games and 1 Commonwealth Games as a reporter.
Away from broadcasting, she’s hosted numerous awards ceremonies and events, moderated many panels on a broad range of subjects and done audience with type events.
Earlier this year she took the decision to leave her staff job at the BBC and go freelance and so be able to work on different projects. She’s also a patron of the West Yorkshire MNDA branch having done the first interview with Rob Burrow after he was diagnosed with MND.