Gigi has been working in sports broadcasting for over 20 years moving from print to broadcast journalism. Tennis and football are her first loves but has had the pleasure of covering a number of different sports a highlight being part of BBC 5Live’s presenting team for the Rio Paralympics.
Trying to get just one tennis highlight out of Gigi was impossible but 2 things stood out commentating on the first time Murray won Wimbledon and reporting on all 11 hours and 5 mins of Isner v Mahut at Wimbledon which included 9.5 hours without being able to go to the toilet!
Gigi has worked on Champions League and FA Cup finals, hosted Chelsea’s player of the year awards, covered Chelsea winning the premier league a number of times and travelled the world with them.
Gigi splits her work time between Chelsea FC, ATP, WTA, FFT, BBC 5 Live, BBC Sport & IMG and when not talking about sport she can be found chasing her twin boys around.
Gigi and technology don’t really mix so she’s lucky to have Naomi to deal with that side of the things with the pod, her strength is she never runs out of things to talk about!
Naomi spent most of her youth as a professional tennis player making her debut in the Wimbledon singles main draw at 17 years old. Her top 3 personal tennis moments are representing GB in Fed Cup as the number 1 player, having 2 match points on Martina Hingis at Wimbledon (before losing!) and playing defending champion Venus Williams on Centre Court.
Now Naomi is a tennis commentator and analyst working for BBC Radio 5live, ATP, WTA and Eurosport... it's a good gig, she gets to talk about tennis all day!
There are 2 passions that drive Naomi on a daily basis, the love of the game and improving the mental health and wellbeing of aspiring players. Naomi has been a high performance coach for 9 years, LTA Mental Health Ambassador for 3 and can talk all day about either of these topics, having two articles on mental health and wellbeing in elite athletes published in the Daily Telegraph.
Naomi's podcasting style is 'loose' to say the least but Gigi is there to keep her on track and somehow hold it all together.