Sonja McLaughlan is one of broadcasting’s most established sports reporters and presenters.
She can be seen and/or heard reporting from the touchline or trackside for BBC Rugby and Athletics.
Sonja has over 20 years of experience in the dynamic and fast-paced world of live television and radio.
Starting her career in 1988 at the BBC, Sonja beat 3000 applicants to win a place on a coveted training scheme.
After working as a BBC news journalist for five years, Sonja built a successful career within the Sports department
Keen to embrace a challenge, she became the first woman to produce BBC Radio’s rugby union output. She has since made her name as one of the main faces on their television coverage of the sport.
Never shying away from asking the pertinent questions, Sonja has built a reputation as one of the industry’s best interviewers.
During her career Sonja has never missed an Olympic Games, reporting from Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London and Rio.
In 2002, Sonja became the first dedicated athletics reporter for Radio 5 Live and has broadcast at the world championships in Paris, Helsinki, Osaka, Berlin and Daegu for C4.
A leading sports presenter, Sonja is best known for covering rugby and athletics, however, she also works at Wimbledon and has showcased her range of skills by joining the team on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Radio 2.
Sonja McLaughlan is available to host conferences, award ceremonies and Q&A sessions. Sonja is skilled at taking briefs in advance of delivering Q&A sessions with sports stars. Sonja ensures client’s meeting themes and goals are achieved during the Q&A sessions.