Sports presenter and English Broadcaster, Jacqui Oatley, originally known as Jacqueline Anne Oatley, is popular for her spontaneous performance as the first female commentator on “Match of the Day”.
The anchor of Euro 2016 football tournament and 2018 FIFA World Cup, Oatley has been an ambassador for Women in Football. She was even acknowledged as a presenter on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Born in 1975, on the land of Wolverhampton, USA and brought up in Codsall, South Staffordshire, Jacqui possess the mixed ethnicity with American nationality.
Education and Early Career
Being an enthusiast of Football as a child, she passed her schooling from all-girls junior school, St Dominic situated at her birthplace as well. Completing her degree from the University of Leeds in German.
Her beginning of career obviously might not be what the audience assumes, as she worked as a Sales and Marketing Manager and was even playing as an amateur footballer. However, her dream and fascination towards Football were short-lived as she dislocated her kneecap and was not able to continue her sport. Later, she had to change her line of career and pursue to become a commentator, especially focusing on her love, Football.
Talking about Oatley’s family, she is the daughter of father Gerald, managing director of large gas appliance company and mother Sonja, retired nurse.
Reported and commented at the Women’s World Cup in China, Oatley made a remarkable impact in the field of commentating and was signified as the eight most influential woman in sport. Commentating in Live Football matches for BBC, World Cup in Germany, Euro, 2010 FIFA World Cup, she was honored by Doctor of Letters for her contribution to Sports world. Not only commentating but as a host and reporter for various shows such as “Late Kick Off”, “Football Focus”, “Final Score” and many others to endeavors, she continued her career even after her post-maternity which is quite appreciable. Other sports apart from Football such as Rugby, Snooker, Golf, tennis etc. has also been covered by Jacqui.
Married to Jamie, Jacqui is blessed with two children, first being a daughter, Pheobe, and second being a boy, Max, overall living a blissful life with her family.
Net Worth and Salary
Working for BBC News, she has quite a decent income of net worth $1 million.
Besides being commanding in front of the camera, Oatley has a figure of 34-24-35 that makes anyone swoon over. She has a height of 5 feet 6 inch and a weight of 56 kg.
Wiki and facts
Not much disclosed, but if some were believed, Jacqui is currently residing in HinchleyWood with her family.
Not only is Jacqui known for being a sports presenter but also on social media such as Twitter and Instagram. Followers around 121 thousand on Twitter, she is inspiring to make a difference.