Di Dougherty née Stewart’s television career has spanned more than a decade, with her first TV presenting role on Sky Sports News back in 2005. In 2019 Di hosted the Vitality Netball Superleague on Sky Sports, including the Internationals later in the year and the Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool.
She has become a familiar and much-loved face on the channel, conducting live sporting interviews across a variety of sports on a daily basis. Her move across to the golf department a few years later gave her the opportunity to cover European Tour, PGA Tour events and Major Championships; presenting, live reporting and hosting all around the world.
Di was the front-woman for ‘Golf Night’ and more recently presented ‘Game Changers’ on Sky Sports and Sky One with co-host Darren Campbell (2013-2016).
Additional highlights from Di’s career have been presenting the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in 2014 and at Celtic Manor in 2010 in front of an audience of over 100 million.
Di is also a freelance reporter for the Golf Channel, conducting player interviews in Europe and live reporting. She is in demand as a corporate event host and conference MC, working for companies like Boodles, Waitrose, M&C Saatchi, Valero, John Lewis and O2.
Di is passionate about the difference that sport can make to the next generation and is a highly skilled sportswoman herself, having been a member of Cheshire Girls’ and Cheshire Ladies’ golf teams and still playing regularly. She is also a keen tennis player, yogi and swimmer.
Finally she is an ambassador for On Course Foundation helping to rehabilitate wounded injured and sick service men and women through golf and help them gain employment through the sport. She’s also an ambassador for Hope and Homes for Children Charity, an organisation that helps rehouse children living in institutions and orphanages.
Read our interview with Di in the following edition of the Old Stops’ Review: