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From the BBC website, March 2003
reporter Jill Douglas, formerly of Sky Television, has joined the BBC's
outing will be this Saturday as pitch-side reporter for the France v Wales
game in Paris, on the final weekend of the RBS Six Nations championship.
be reporting before the anthems, give news updates on both teams
throughout the game, and carry out post match interviews.
worked in news and sport for most of her career, and is an experienced
In 1997 she
worked for BBC Scotland, presenting Rugby Special. She also worked across
television and radio, reporting for Scotland as well as providing news for
Jill joined Sky Sports as a sportsnews presenter, and was also involved in
their rugby, providing extensive coverage of Super 12s and the National
Provincial Championship (NPC).
League athletics was her other major project, and Jill travelled around
Europe reporting on the meetings.
up near Hawick, in the Scottish Borders, which is the rugby heartland of
Scotland. She is a lifelong supporter of Hawick Rugby Club.
career began in local newspapers in the Borders and she studied journalism
at Napier College in Edinburgh.
"I'm thrilled to be re-joining the BBC Sport team at this time. I'm a
huge rugby fan and this weekend sees the climax of a highly competitive
Six Nations so I'm delighted to be involved."
commentator and Hawick man, Bill MacLaren, added: "That's great; I'm
delighted for her and delighted for the BBC.
be an acquisition, as she loves rugby and really knows her game.
admired her work on TV and she's a very competent artist. I'll look
forward to seeing her in action this weekend."
Jill is married to Carl Hogg, who used to play rugby for Scotland and is now on the coaching staff at Gloucester.
• August 2016
Jill is presenting from the Rio Olympics
for the BBC
She has two children a daughter, Rosalyn Isla Douglas,
born at Cheltenham General Hospital, on 7th April 2009, a sister for