Lee McKenzie – One of Formula 1’s leading broadcasters

Lee McKenzie is one of Formula 1’s leading broadcasters, working with Channel 4 in the UK and famed for her in-depth interviews with the sport’s best known superstars.

In 2022 she published her first book – Inside F1 – detailing her experience working with seven World Champions including Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

As a key member of Channel 4’s presentation line up she works closely with former Formula 1 stars David Coulthard and Mark Webber.

Although best known in motor sport circles for her work presenting Formula 1 for Channel 4, she previously covered the sport for the BBC where she has also worked at Wimbledon, the Olympic Games and Paralympics.

She presents international rugby and the European Champions Cup for Channel 4 and both the Men’s & Women’s 6 Nations for the BBC.

Underlining her versatility, Lee has also covered Commonwealth Games, equestrian sport and the Boat Race for the BBC as well as the Women’s European Football Championships for Channel 4.

In 2022 Lee fronted Goodwood’s impressive motorsport coverage, including the Festival of Speed and Revival live on ITV1 in the UK.

Lee started her career as a written journalist at the age of 15 before joining Border TV as a trainee.

She holds the distinction of being the youngest person in the UK to present the news having made her anchoring debut on Border TV at the age of 22 after just 12 months with the station.

Having started her career in News, travel is a huge part of Lee’s career as a sports presenter although she is at her happiest back home in the countryside.

Lee’s passion for the countryside started from a young age at her home in the village of Alloway on the west coast of Scotland.

She has been a tourism Ambassador for ‘The Coig’ since 2019. Lee comes from an equestrian background, has a deep knowledge and affection of horses and is a patron of World Horse Welfare.

Her love of the countryside led to her presenting on BBC Scotland’s rural programme Landward.
As well as her writing and TV work, Lee is much in demand as a corporate host working with major brands across a range of conference and event formats.

Having presented BBC Radio 5 Live’s Weekend Breakfast Show, Lee is equally at home when working on radio, her distinctive Scottish accent being used to voice TV series and documentaries.

Away from work Lee is a keen skier and has been a co-driver in the World Rally Championship.

Lee made history by becoming the first female recipient of the Jim Clark Memorial Award, which acknowledges achievements within the world of motorsport and the motoring industry.