About Me

Lee McKenzie is a highly respected broadcast journalist and presenter. Currently Lee is the pit lane reporter for the BBC's award winning Formula One coverage, hosting all the practice sessions on BBC2 as well as a weekend show on BBC News Channel.

Lee also presents and interviews for the BBC at Wimbledon, 6 Nations Rugby and hosted for 5 hours a day on BBC 3's Glasgow Commonwealth Games coverage, as well as presenting at the opening and closing ceremonies.

Lee started as a written journalist at the age of 15 before joining Border TV as a trainee. Lee also holds the distinction of being the youngest person in the UK to present the news having made her anchoring debut on Border TV at the age of 22 after just 12 months with the station as a trainee. She went on to cover many high profile events such as the Lockerbie Trial and General Elections.

She has presented the BBC Radio 5 Live Weekend Breakfast. Lee also presented on BBC Scotland’s outdoors country show Landward and has covered most sports starting in rugby and was a presenter on At the Races for Channel 4.

Lee is a natural writer and highly regarded journalist having written features and comment pieces for almost all national newspapers as well as magazines and many websites.

As well as her writing and TV work, Lee is much in demand as a corporate host working with a number of blue chip businesses including JP Morgan, UBS, Investec, Braun, Mercedes Benz, McLaren Automotive, Red Bull, Panasonic, IWC and TW Steel watches. She also hosts the annual Breast Cancer Care Fashion show.

Away from work Lee comes from an equestrian background and is a Patron of World Horse Welfare. She loves the outdoors and countryside and obviously loves to travel. She is a keen skier and has been a co-driver in the World Rally Championships.  Lee has made history by becoming the first female recipient of the Jim Clark Memorial Award, which acknowledges achievements within the world of motorsport and the motor industry.

Lee McKenzie