When the Women’s World Cup kicks off on the networks of ESPN on Sunday, June 26, you will see some familiar faces and hear familiar voices like Bob Ley, Ian Darke, Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain. One person whom you may not have seen is Rebecca Lowe who works for ESPN UK on its English Premier League coverage as well as hosting one of its weekly studio shows. She joined ESPN UK in 2009 from Setanta Sports and she previously worked for BBC Sport. We have a short bio and pic.
Rebecca Lowe joined ESPN in 2009 as co-host of ESPN UK’s live coverage of the Barclays Premier League, working alongside Ray Stubbs. She and Stubbs are also co-anchors of Between the Lines, ESPN UK’s weekly, hard-hitting debate and opinion program on all aspects of football.
Prior to joining ESPN, Lowe was a studio host for Setanta Sports where she worked as a football presenter and reporter (2007-09). She hosted Setanta’s coverage of the Football Conference and was reporter for Premier League matches on the network. She also was co-host of Football Matters, Setanta’s Premier League studio program. Lowe began her sports television career after winning the 2002 BBC Talent Search for a football reporter, from a field of 650 candidates.
At BBC (2002-07), Lowe was a critical contributor to the network’s key soccer programs – reporting from a top Premiership match every Saturday for Final Score; regularly interviewing and reporting features for Football Focus; and presenting a “Football in the Community” feature every Sunday morning on Match of the Day. She has also been a regular contributor to BBC Television’s Match of the Day 2.
Lowe was a reporter for BBC Two at the 2004 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia. In 2005 she worked as BBC One’s England team reporter at the Women’s European Championship in Manchester. She covered the FA Women’s Cup Final from 2003 to 2007 and the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany as a reporter for BBC One.
If I find more Women’s World Cup announcer bios, I’ll post them here.