Frances Donovan

Frances Donovan is a journalist and presenter with more than twenty-five year’s experience hosting live and recorded television and radio programmes.

Frances anchored coverage of the Olympics and Commonwealth Games for BBC Wales; European Championship Football for ITV Sport; Rugby World Cups for ITV Wales; English Premiership Rugby for ITV Sport; The Open golf, Wales Open golf, International snooker and bowls for the BBC as well as athletics for Channel 4. She was the first female host of BBC Wales’ iconic rugby show, Scrum V as well as presenter of the Saturday results programme Wales on Saturday. She has also been a regular face presenting sports news bulletins for BBC Breakfast and the BBC News Channel. She is a regular presenter for Premier League Productions who cover English football’s top flight for an international audience.

Away from sport, Frances created and presented ‘Give a Dog a Home’ for BBC Wales, highlighting her passion to find good homes for rescue dogs. She has also co-anchored ITV Wales’ arts and entertainment programme The Wales Show where Ricky Gervais, Rhys Ifans, Catherine Zeta Jones and Stereophonics have numbered amongst her guests.

On radio, Fran has been a regular presenter of BBC Radio Wales’ interactive morning show for several years as well as co-host of ‘Football Nation’ for Real Radio.

She is also an experienced and popular host of live events. The Welsh Government; NCR; The National Trust, Media Wales; The Football Association of Wales; the Football Association and the WRU are just some of the organisations who have asked her to anchor their award ceremonies or publicity events.

Frances is an ambassador for the Welsh Football Trust; St John’s Ambulance and the Dogs Trust. She is a passionate advocate for animals and has two rescue dogs of her own.