Lee McKenzie: BBC F1 TV reporter
Lee McKenzie joined BBC Sport as a pit lane reporter from the 2009 season and last year hosted the main show from Japan, becoming the first female host in the 60 year history of F1 being broadcast in the UK.
Lee also presents on BBC Scotland's outdoor show, Landward, covering a variety of countryside issues and other subjects affecting rural Scotland. As an accomplished horse rider and supporter of World Horse Welfare, Lee often covers equestrian issues and even competed against Michael Schumacher at his ranch in Switzerland ? you can see the video, that was broadcast on the F1 show, under 'videos' on this site.
Lee is familiar to many sport fans through her presenting on Sky Sports and Sky Sports News as well as ITV. However, it is motorsport where she is best known, jetting around the world presenting the action on the ground to the viewing public. She was in Brazil working for BBC Radio 5 live when Lewis Hamilton won his first Formula 1World Championship.
Lee's TV career has been varied from sport to news, where she started out. She has worked for both Channel 4 and Sky Sports presenting horse racing, a sport which she is equally passionate about, as well as rugby and tennis. 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 and went on to cover high profile events such as the Lockerbie Trial and General Elections.
Lee's talents have also taken her from presenting the action to being part of it as she teamed with ex-ITV F1 analyst Tony Jardine for the British round of the 2004 World Rally Championship, with Jardine taking the wheel and Lee fulfilling co-driving duties.
In 2007 Lee made history by becoming the first female recipient of the Jim Clark Memorial Trophy, presented each year to a Scot to acknowledge their achievements within the world of motorsport and/or the motor industry.