Jacqui Oatley Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Aug, 2017
Facts of Jacqui Oatley
Date of Birth: 1975
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Jacqui Oatley
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Wolverhampton
Ethnicity White
Profession Sports presenter
Working For BBC Sport
Net Worth $1 million
Married Yes
Married to Jamie
Children 2
Education University of Leeds, Sheffield Hallam University, Wolverhampton Grammar School
TV Show Match of the Day
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Jacqui Oatley is an English sports presenter who mostly hosts football for ITV Sport and BBC Sport. She is best known for being the first female commentator on BBC One’s Match of the Day. Besides, she is an FA qualified football coach and director of Woman in Football as well.x                

Early Life and Education

The renowned sports reporter Jacqui Oatley was born in 1975 in Wolverhampton, United States of America. She belongs to American nationality and ethnicity wise, Jacqui is of mixed ethnical background. She was brought up in Codsall, South Staffordshire. 

Jacqui’s mother Sonja is a former nurse and her late father Gerald was the managing director of a large gas appliance company. As a child, she developed a love of playing and watching football. She attended the all-girls junior school, St Dominic's in Brewood, Staffordshire.

Jacquie passed her A-Levels at Wolverhampton Grammer School. She then moved to University of Leeds and earned a degree in in German in the year 1996. Besides, she also spent a year traveling the world.

Professional Career

While broadcasting on hospital radio, Jacqui Oatley initially studied print journalism and radio production. She also worked for a BBC WM as a news reporter, before coming back to London to works as a sports reporter for BBC London 94.9.

In the year 2003, Oatley moved to BBC Radio 5 Live and became the first woman presenter on a football match on British network radio in 2005. She also hosted Late Kick Off on BBC One in 2013 and 2014 in London. She was also worked as a regular sports presenter on the BBC News Channel.

Personal Life

Jacqui Oatley is a married woman. Jacqui has been married to Jamie for a long time. The couple has two children named Phoebe and Max. The couple welcomed their first baby girl Phoebe in April 2011.

Jacqui gave the birth to their second child, Phoebe in 2014. The couple is currently residing in Hinchley Wood with their two children.

Net Worth and Salary

The English sports presenter Jacqui Oatley, hosts mostly football for ITV Sport and BBC Sport. Therefore, she earns a good amount of salary from her journalism career, which is estimated to be more than $85000. Furthermore, she has also an enormous amount of net worth that estimated to be $1 million.