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ITV’s Lorraine Kelly began her career straight out of school for as a reporter her local newspaper, ‘The East Kilbride News’.

Moving to television, she found herself presenting daytime television for TVam before losing its franchise. GMTV taking over and eventually ITV Breakfast as well, she has now been presenting her own show for the past decade.

The only presenter to be retained by GMTV when TV Am lost its franchise, Lorraine was given her own show on returning to work after the birth of her daughter Rosie in June 1994. In September 2010, GMTV came to an end and ’ Lorraine’ launched with a brand new look, alongside Daybreak, which Lorraine presented until May last year. Lorraine can now be seen hosting her own show, ‘Lorraine’, every weekday from 8.30am.

Lorraine has hosted and presented many other TV programmes including "Have I Got News for You", the "Friday Night Project" and the "Paul O'Grady Show". She has appeared as a guest on shows as diverse as "Question Time" and "Never Mind the Buzzcocks".

From 1997 - 1999, she hosted her own two hour show on Talk Radio, and has also presented programmes on Radio 2 and BBC Scotland. She has presented "Missing Children" and "Missing Mothers" for SKY TV and "Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge" for the BIO channel. Also the ITV1 daytime show "Celebrity Pressure Cooker". Lorraine writes a weekly column for "The Sun" and the "Scottish Sunday Post".

In 2006 She won the RTS Award for best presenter and in 2008 was given a "people's choice" Scottish BAFTA. Lorraine was elected Rector of Dundee University in 2004 - 2007; and was invited to be Honorary Colonel of the Black Watch Cadets in June 2009.

She has run the London marathon three times and the New York marathon once, and takes part in the 26 mile "Moonwalk" every year; raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity. She is a keen supporter of breast cancer charities, CLIC Sergeant and Strathcarron Hospice near Stirling. Lorraine is patron of Help for Heroes.

In 2012, Lorraine was awarded the OBE, for services to charity and the armed forces, by HM The Queen at Holyrood palace in Edinburgh. In March 2014 Lorraine released her book - Lorraine Kelly's Scotland.

Lorraine lives in Dundee with her husband Steve and daughter Rosie and is an avid Dundee United supporter.

2014 saw Lorraine launch her very own clothing range with fashion retailer, JD Williams where she has not only been modelling but designing her own fashion collection.
One of the UK’s best known breakfast TV presenters Lorraine Kelly is also a top notch awards host and event facilitator. Warm, funny, down to earth and chatty, Lorraine always receives impeccable feedback from her events making her a popular choice to host any event.
Lorraine Kelly OBE at Womenspeakers.co.uk

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