Award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author Carolyn Hitt has been described as the First Lady of Welsh Rugby.
Arguably Wales’s most popular columnist, she was the first woman to win Welsh Sports Journalist of the Year and went on to win the award for the whole of the UK with a portfolio described as “outstanding” by the judges. She was also the first woman to win the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame Journalist of the Year.
As a broadcaster, she has worked on Scrum V, presented numerous rugby programmes from a documentary on Gareth Edwards to a history of the British Lions and is always in demand for a left field opinion on the game.
Her recent book Wales Play In Red charts her adventures following Welsh rugby across two hemispheres for more than a decade and includes its peaks and troughs, its successes and scandals, its charismatic characters and its most memorable matches. She also describes her encounters with some of rugby’s most famous fans – including the time Bill Clinton told her he was once a flanker.
Carolyn combines wit, warmth and a way with words. An experienced compere, interviewer and public speaker, she has hosted diverse rugby events from award ceremonies to club dinners and delighted audiences with anecdotal speeches at sporting functions large and small.
Bringing the passion of a fan and the insight of a journalist, Carolyn provides a unique take on the game.