|Born||Gabrielle Nicole Yorath
(1973-04-24) 24 April 1973 (age 47)
|Education||Cardinal Heenan Roman Catholic High School|
|Alma mater||College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University|
|Occupation||Television and radio presenter|
|Known for||Gymnast, television presenter|
|Spouse(s)||Kenny Logan (m. 2001)|
|Parent(s)||Terry and Christine Yorath|
At the time, Yorath was playing for Leeds United.
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.
She had to retire from gymnastics aged 17 due to sciatica.
Logan became interested in football during her regular attendances at her father's matches.
Her mother went out of a "sense of duty".
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.
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.
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. and MilanLiverpool, and Arsenal and Barcelona, respectively.
Also that year, Logan presented a programme called Britain's Brilliant Prodigies featuring a young Jessie J.
Gabby co-hosted the celebrity diving show Splash!
When Craig Doyle left BBC Sport to go to ITV in 2008 the BBC needed a new host for the 6 Nations with 2 or 3 matches being broadcast every weekend therefore Gabby Logan was recruited, she previously reported on the 2003 Rugby World Cup for ITV and works alongside the likes of Jeremy Guscott, Keith Wood, Jonathan Davies & Andy Nicol.
Logan is now the main host of Athletics for BBC Sport.
Also included is the prestigious annual IAAF Diamond League season competition.
She presents in the BBC Studio alongside Michael Johnson, Paula Radcliffe, Colin Jackson, Denise Lewis and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
Gabby Logan hosted Games Today between 7.00pm-8.00pm at the 2008 Olympic Games for the BBC and hosted Olympics Tonight between 10.40pm-12.00am again for the BBC.
Logan has reported from the England Camp for the 2010 World Cup, Euro 2012 and World Cup 2014 while also being a pitchside reporter at the venues when England are playing.
Being a sports presenter, Logan has also hosted live coverage of other sporting events such as the 2013 Aquatics World Championships
Gabby Logan has also publicised 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.
The show returned for a second series in February 2016.
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 2017 she hosted the BBC IAAF coverage in London.
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.
|1998–2004||On the Ball||ITV||Presenter|
|2002||Loose Women||Guest presenter||Two episodes|
|2003||Britain's Brilliant Prodigies||Presenter|
|2007||Strictly Come Dancing||BBC One||Contestant|
|2009–2010, 2013—||The One Show||Stand-in presenter|
|2010—||A League of Their Own||Sky 1||Regular Panellist|
|2011–2012||The Wright Stuff Extra||Channel 5||Presenter||Later renamed Live with Gabby Logan|
|2012—||Match of the Day||BBC One||Presenter||Stand-in presenter|
|New Year Live||Presenter||Succeeded Jake Humphrey|
|2013–2014||Splash!||ITV||Co-presenter||Primetime reality series; with Vernon Kay|
|2013—||BBC Sports Personality of the Year||BBC One||Co-presenter||With Gary Lineker and Clare Balding|
|BBC Athletics Coverage||Presenter|
|2013||I Love My Country||Presenter||BBC panel game show|
|2014||Sport Relief||Co-presenter||'Clash of the Titans' segment|
|2015—||London Marathon||BBC One||Presenter||2015, 2016 & 2017|
|2015||Flockstars||ITV||Presenter||Primetime reality series|
|The Edge||BBC One||Presenter||Daytime game show|
|2015–2016||Let's Play Darts||BBC Two||Presenter||Primetime series|
|2016||Invictus Games||BBC One||Co-presenter|
|2016||2016 European Cup – France||Co-presenter / Correspondent||June 2016|
|2016—||The Premier League Show||BBC Two||Presenter|
|2018||Gabby & Gareth's Big 6 Nations Kick-Off||BBC||Co-presenter|
|2019||Would I Lie to You?||BBC One||Guest||Series 13 Episode 1|
Logan has worked on BBC Radio 5 Live, where she presented a lunchtime show from January 2010.
Her previous Sunday morning was taken over by Kate Silverton.
On 20 October 2009, it was announced that Logan would be leaving her Sunday morning slot on BBC Radio 5 Live and starting a new weekday show on the station from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm (Monday–Friday) which began on 11 January 2010.
She was replaced by Shelagh Fogarty.
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.
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.
Honours, awards and recognition
Logan has won "Sports Presenter of the Year" four times at the Television and Radio Industries Club Awards in 2000, 2002, 2004, and in 2014, while also being nominated a further three times in 2007, 2008, and in 2010.
Gabby Logan was crowned "Tesco Celebrity Mum of the Year" in March 2012.
Logan received a longlist nomination for "Most Popular Entertainment Presenter" at the 2014 National Television Awards She was also nominated for "Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit" at the 2014 Royal Television Society Awards, losing out to Gary Neville but did win "Sports Programme" as part of the BBC Athletics team.
Upon becoming one of the first female sports anchors to break into terrestrial television in the 1990s, Logan has received praise from many of her fellow professionals such as Terry Venables, Ally McCoist and Des Lynam.
Her natural style of broadcasting, combined with her relaxed demeanor and ability to banter with whichever ex-pro whom she is working alongside, has made Logan a hugely popular figure on TV.
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.
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.
She was named the President of Muscular Dystrophy UK in 2018.
She and her husband Kenny Logan are past presidents of the children's charity Sparks.
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabby Logan.