Ellen Ellard is a Presenter and athletics commentator based in Cambridge that has presented on BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing alongside commentating on England Athletics and Vinco. She began her career on local community stations in her home town of Peterborough, where she presented new music shows leading to positions at the BBC and leading sports broadcasters.
Ellen’s passion for new music can be heard on her weekly ‘BBC Music Introducing’ show, supporting unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar musicians. The show has lead to Ellen presenting shows at BBC Radio 1 alongside Huw Stephens and covering for Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music. On TV, Ellen can be seen covering music stories across the region of East Anglia, on BBC Look East TV.
During her 2 years at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Ellen has written, produced and presented a variety of news and sports reports, gaining valuable experience of presenting and working in a fast paced news room, to time pressured deadlines.
This year Ellen joined the judging team for the NMG awards, an initiative celebrating the achievements and potential of young artists based in East Anglia. Alongside her judging duties, Ellen also presented awards to the winners.
As an athletics commentator and announcer, Ellen has amassed an impressive repertoire of work on a variety of national athletics events both indoor and outdoor for sports broadcaster Vinco and England Athletics.
Outside of athletics, Ellen closely follows Formula 1, Formula E and cycling both on the track and road. Plus 2 years of experience on local radio sports teams has given her a broad awareness of all divisions of the English Football League.
BBC 6 Music - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes
BBC Introducing - https://www.introducinglive.co.uk/speakers/ellen-ellard