Laura Woods confirms she has left Sky Sports after 13 years


Presenter Laura Woods has confirmed she has left Sky Sports after 13 years with the television channel.

Woods started with Sky as a runner in 2009 and gradually worked her way up to becoming a permanent fixture on TV screens.

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But it seems she will no longer be working for Sky going forward. She was notably missing from Sky’s broadcasts in the first weekends of Premier League action and despite no official confirmation through a statement, Woods appeared to slip up on talkSPORT on Tuesday.

“[I remember watching [Mings interview] because I was part of Sky at the time,” Woods said, referring to previous employment at Sky than current as she defended Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings.

In response, a fan on Twitter asked Woods if she had left Sky. The host replied: “I have, yes.”

Woods does have an exciting new position, however, as it was announced on Wednesday that she will be the face of ITV’s NFL coverage. The broadcaster have secured the rights for the next three years and will show highlights, as well as the London games and the iconic Super Bowl fixture.

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The BBC had been the go-to place all things NFL in the United Kingdom and the long-time pundits Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell will reprise their roles but on a different channel.

Woods has been working for ITV on their coverage of the England women’s national team and the FA Cup.

On her new venture, Woods said: “I’ve been a fan of the NFL for many years. With the new season just weeks away, I’m thrilled to be part of the team that will bring ITV viewers its best action and biggest stories each week.”


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