Shirley Robertson is a charismatic and intuitive presenter. Having spent her successful Olympic years as the interviewee Shirley has made the switch seamlessly to interviewer, drawing on her own experiences to deliver lively, informative and engaging pieces to camera.
There is no question that Shirley has the ability to be direct in order to achieve greater knowledge of her subject. Sharp, with a dry sense of humour and adept at dealing with ever changing situations makes Robertson excel as a presenter and producer, either on location or in the studio.
Since winning her second gold medal at the Athens Olympic Games Shirley’s media career has blossomed. After a regular presenting spot on BBC South TV, she hosted BBC Scotland’s Sports Saturday programme standing in for John Beattie and presented BBC Grandstand.
Although Shirley was not competing on the water at the Beijing Olympics she had a ringside seat to all the action as the BBC Olympic Sailing Commentator. She continues to present CNN’s monthly sailing TV programme ‘Mainsail’ reporting from around the world, bringing viewers the lasts news on events, technology and business in one of the worlds toughest, most exhilarating and glamorous sports.