Laura Winter is a TV presenter, journalist and event host. She has worked in a variety of sports, including cycling, swimming, rowing and golf, broadcasting all over the world. Laura is an NCTJ accredited sports journalist, passionate about increasing the coverage of women’s sport.
Laura’s career first began at the International Rowing Federation (FISA) in Switzerland where she worked at major international regattas around the world, before playing a key role in the rowing communications team at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. She then moved into journalism back in the UK, working for a regional newspaper on the sports desk, while securing her NCTJ qualification in sports journalism.
Since 2014, she has been part of a team that created Voxwomen, the first dedicated women’s cycling TV show and YouTube channel in the world. Laura is the presenter, reporter, and voiceover for the TV show, and scripts and produces her own work at the biggest cycling races in the world, including Fleche Wallonne, Tour of Flanders and La Course. The Voxwomen Cycling TV Show is in its fourth season and broadcast monthly on eight channels worldwide including Eurosport UK and France, TV2, Super Sport and Cycling Central.
Laura has worked extensively in cycling. She is the British Cycling road season presenter for Eurosport, including the Spring Cup, Grand Prix Series, Women's Road Series and Circuit Series. She presented the National Circuit Championships live, as well as anchoring the National Road Championships live on ITV4. In 2017, she presented the highlights of the British Cycling National Women’s Road Series for Eurosport, where she was the studio host alongside Olympic champion and pundit Joanna Rowsell Shand. Other Eurosport credits include the 2017 British Cycling National Time Trial Championships and the 2017 and 2018 British Cycling Cyclocross Championships.
The 2018 National Cyclocross Championships were also live on the BBC Sport red button, and Laura was the presenter for the seven-hour broadcast.
A renowned women's cycling commentator, Laura has voiced the highlights of the Women’s Tour of California for the past three years for NBC, as well as presenting roadside for the American sports channel’s live race coverage. She also commentated on the 2016 and 2017 Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge for ATV in South Africa.
She was host and commentator at the road cycling events at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and 2018 European Games, has been the speaker of the Tour de Yorkshire for the past three years, and is the co-host of Dubai Tour and Strade Bianche. Most recently, Laura became the first English female speaker of the Tour of Oman. Viewed as a knowledgable figure in the industry, Laura has also contributed to BBC Newsnight, BBC 5Live, BBC World Feed and LoveSport Radio.
For the past three years, Laura has been an integral part of the live broadcast of Henley Royal Regatta, the first in history, on BT Sport. As a roving reporter, studio presenter and pundit, Laura worked alongside Mark Durden Smith and Olympic champions Matthew Pinsent and Sir Steve Redgrave.
In 2017 Laura worked for IMG European Tour Productions on the new and innovative Rolex Series, presenting a live preview show called Inside the Ropes and interviewing some of the biggest names in golf for European Tour’s social media. Plus, she was the presenter and commentator for the five-day Swim England Winter Meet, live on BBC red button as well as interviewing live courtside at the Davis Cup Quarterfinals for ITF.
Laura is an engaging and vivacious event host, commentating, presenting and hosting live the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup Final for the ECB at Lord's in front of 26,000 fans, the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the 2015 European Games, the London to Paris Bloodwise gala dinner, the British Rowing Indoor Championships, the British Swimming Championships, the British Cycling National Track Championships, London Rapha Nocturne, V Series and many more.
A competitive swimmer for 12 years, Laura has always been immersed in sport. She has also rowed competitively for three years and now enjoys clocking over 150 miles a week on her road bike, strength and HIIT training and walking her rescue dog, Buddy.
NCTJ Sports Journalist
Eurosport - 2018 British Cycling road season (presenter)
ITV 4 - National Road Championships (presenter - live)
BBC Sport - 2018 National Cyclocross Championships (presenter - live)
BBC Sport - 2017 Swim England Winter Meet (presenter/commentator - live)
BT Sport - Henley Royal Regatta 2016/2017/2018 (presenter/reporter - live)
Rio 2016 - Paralympic Games Road Cycling (commentator/host)
2018 European Games - road cycling (commentator/host)
Eurosport - British Cycling National Women’s Road Series 2017 (presenter/voiceover)
Eurosport, Bike Channel, TV2, Super Sport, Cycling Central - The Voxwomen Cycling Show (presenter/voiceover)
Eurosport - 2017 British Cycling National Time Trial Championships (presenter/voiceover)
Eurosport - 2017 and 2018 British Cycling National Cyclocross Championships (presenter/voiceover)
NBC - Women’s Tour of California 2016-2018 (roadside presenter/commentator)
ATV - Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge 2016/2017 (commentator)
Tour de Yorkshire (host)
Dubai Tour (host)
Tour of Oman (host)
Team Sunweb - Creating Memories Live (host/presenter)
ITF Davis Cup (courtside presenter)
Bloodwise London to Paris Gala Dinner (host)
Drops Cycling Team Launch (host)
Madison Genesis Team Launch (host)
BBC 5Live Bespoke Podcast (contributor)
BBC Newsnight (contributor)
LoveSport Radio (contributor)
BBC World Service (contributor)
ASSOS - women’s cycling (panellist)
VeloVixen women's cycling hub (panellist)
Rouleur Classic (panellist/host)
Rapha Nocturne (commentator)
V Series Cycling (presenter)
European Tour Productions -BMW PGA Championship (presenter)
European Tour Productions - GolfSixes (presenter)
European Tour Productions - Dubai Duty Free Irish Open (presenter)
Horse of the Year Show (presenter)
ECB - Women's Cricket World Cup Final (presenter)
IAAF - 2017 World Championships Race Walking (presenter)
Great Run and Swim Series (host)
Brighton Marathon (presenter)
British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships (presenter)
Henley Swim (host)
2018 School Games - Lazer Run (commentator / presenter)
Ropes & Gray Zwift event (presenter)
Adam Peaty Arena Swimwear Launch (host)
BXR London Launch (host)
British Canoeing - host / presenter
British Triathlon - Mixed Relay Cup (presenter)
British Cycling (presenter / host)
British Swimming (host/commentator)
Swim England (presenter/commentator)
FA - women's football (host)
England Netball (presenter/host)
Turkish Airlines 10th Anniversary (host)
Ace Africa Charity Dinner (host)
2015 European Games - water polo / volleyball (host)
2014 Commonwealth Games - netball (host)
The Mixed Zone (journalist)