Hazel Irvine, a television presenter, was born on 26 May 1965, in St Andrews, Scotland. She went to Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh and acquired a Masters degree in History of Art from the University of St. Andrews. She displayed her talent in sports by competing in golf, netball and athletics at the university level.
Hazel Irvine started her career as a broadcaster in a radio and switched to work as a sports reporter for a Scottish television. Later, she joined BBC Scotland as a host for the sports programme Sportscene.
In 1997, Hazel Irvine became the youngest host ever to present Grandstand, the BBC’s flagship sports programme. She also hosts BBC's Ski Sunday regularly. She also has the credit of covering popular sport events, which include the last five Summer and Winter Olympics, four Football World Cup tournaments, Commonwealth Games, Wimbledon and World Snooker Championships for BBC. She has been a regular sports news presenter on the BBC evening news bulletins. She has also hosted other programmes, like Final Score and Football Focus.
The sixtieth anniversary coverage of the D-Day landings in 2004 was presented by Hazel Irvine. She has also anchored Women’s Open in Golf and has also reported on the Open, the Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup.
Hazel Irvine joined hands with Adrian Chiles, an English television presenter, to host the Olympic Breakfast in August 2008. She was one among the commentators who presented the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympic event.
Hazel Irvine holds the post of the Honorary President of the Dumbarton F.C. Supporters' Association. She is the Chairman of the West of Scotland Institute of Sport and a media trainer. She is also an after-dinner speaker. Hazel Irvine has won the 1999 Royal Television Society Award for the Best Regional Presenter/Reporter for her presentation skills.