Gabby Logan Net Worth 2021, Age, Husband, Children, Height, Family, Parents, TV Shows

Gabby Logan net worth

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Introduction

Gabby Logan is a British presenter and a former international rhythmic gymnast. She hosted Final Score for BBC Sport from 2009 until 2013. She has also presented a variety of live sports events for the BBC, including a revived episode of Superstars in December 2012 and the London Marathon since 2015. Since 2013, she has co-hosted Sports Personality of the Year for the BBC and she presented the second series of The Edge in 2015.

Early life

NameGabby Logan
Net Worth$5 million
ProfessionTV presenter, Rhythmic gymnast
Height1.73m
Age48 years
Gabby Logan net worth 2021

Gabrielle Nicole Yorath Logan MBE was born on April 24, 1973 (age 48 years) in Leeds in the West Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom. She is the daughter of former Welsh international footballer and manager Terry Yorath and his wife, Christine. At the time, Yorath was playing for Leeds United. The family moved frequently because her father played for a number of British teams as well as in Canada with the Vancouver Whitecaps. She attended Cardinal Heenan High School and Notre Dame Sixth Form College in Leeds and read Law at the College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University.

In 1992, Logan’s 15-year-old brother Daniel collapsed and died from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Logan has actively appealed for the Daniel Yorath Appeal, which raises funds for the treatment and detection of the condition.

Her brother Jordan Yorath (born 1986) played football for England University in 2008 while in the final year of his planning and development surveying degree at Northumbria University. Jordan was previously at Sheffield Wednesday and Halifax Town as a young professional and is currently registered to Wakefield F.C. Logan’s sister, Louise (born 1974), was a performer in the Cirque Du Soleil’s Zumanity, the resident cabaret-style show at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Logan played netball at school and at university and also competed in the high jump, but the peak of her sporting career was when she placed 11th in rhythmic gymnastics representing Wales at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland.

She became interested in football during her regular attendance at her father’s matches. Her mother went out of a “sense of duty”. Along with her brother and sister, Logan was in the crowd at Valley Parade on 11 May 1985, the day of the Bradford City stadium fire. She had left the stand only moments before the fire took hold and watched the unfolding disaster.

Gabby Logan’s debut TV appearance was when she was chosen as the Leeds Rose for the 1991 Rose of Tralee competition. She runs and plays golf and is a supporter of Newcastle United stretching back to her time at Durham University, where her then-boyfriend was a childhood fan. She remembers her first match as Newcastle’s 1–0 Premier League victory over Everton on 25 August 1993 and made visits by air or rail to St James’ Park throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, including Newcastle’s 5–0 win over Manchester United on 20 October 1996.

Career

After university, Gabby Logan began presenting on Metro Radio in Newcastle, from where she was offered a job as a presenter on Sky Sports in 1996. She worked there until 1998 when she joined the ITV TV network.

Logan’s career came to notice when she fronted On the Ball. Logan was one of a small number of female sports presenters to have made the transition to terrestrial television. After ITV lost the terrestrial rights to the Premier League, she presented their UEFA Champions League coverage, including the 2005 and 2006 finals, between A.C. Milan and Liverpool, and Arsenal and Barcelona, respectively. Logan left ITV for BBC Sport in December 2006, In 2003, she reported on the Rugby World Cup. Also that year, Logan presented a programme called Britain’s Brilliant Prodigies featuring a young Jessie J.

Logan stepped in for Melanie Sykes on 6 July 2004 when she went on maternity leave partway through the third series of game show The Vault. Gabby co-hosted the celebrity diving show Splash! on ITV, alongside Vernon Kay and Olympic diver Tom Daley from 2013 until 2014. However, in 2015, Logan returned to ITV for the reality series Flockstars, a show she later admitted was her “biggest disappointment”.

BBC debut

Gabby Logan started presenting for BBC Sport on 27 January 2007, presenting coverage of the FA Cup fourth-round tie between Luton Town and Blackburn Rovers. She continues to present and report on live football for the BBC and Logan now deputises for Gary Lineker on Match of the Day. Logan hosted Final Score from 2009 until 2013 before being replaced by Jason Mohammad. When Craig Doyle left BBC Sport to go to ITV in 2008 the BBC needed a new host for the 6 Nations with 2 or 3 matches being broadcast every weekend therefore Gabby Logan was recruited, she previously reported on the 2003 Rugby World Cup for ITV and works alongside the likes of Jeremy Guscott, Keith Wood, Jonathan Davies & Andy Nicol.

Logan is now the main host of Athletics for BBC Sport. Amongst her main duties, has been hosting live coverage of the World Athletics Championships in 2013, and the European Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games in 2014. Also included is the prestigious annual IAAF Diamond League season competition. She presents in the BBC Studio alongside Michael Johnson, Paula Radcliffe, Colin Jackson, Denise Lewis and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

Gabby Logan hosted Games Today between 7.00 pm-8.00 pm at the 2008 Olympic Games for the BBC and hosted Olympics Tonight between 10.40 pm-12.00 am again for the BBC. Logan has reported from the England Camp for the 2010 World Cup, Euro 2012 and World Cup 2014 while also being a pitchside reporter at the venues when England are playing.

Being a sports presenter, Logan has also hosted live coverage of other sporting events such as the 2013 Aquatics World Championships. However, since 2009, Logan has been a frequent stand-in presenter on The One Show on BBC One. Gabby Logan has also publicised the challenges female presenters can face within the BBC, once criticised by a BBC executive for wearing “too sexy boots”.

In August 2013, Logan began hosting the BBC One series I Love My Country, featuring team captains Micky Flanagan and Frank Skinner on Saturday evenings, however, on 25 October 2013, the programme was axed due to largely negative press reviews and poor viewing figures. However, in September 2013, the BBC announced that, as of 2013, Logan would replace Sue Barker as one of the presenters for the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year. However, in March 2015, Logan hosted Let’s Play Darts for Comic Relief for BBC Two. The show returned for a second series in February 2016.

She presented live coverage of the 2015 London Marathon, broadcast on BBC One on 26 April, the 2016 London Marathon on 24 April and the 2017 London Marathon on 23 April. In August 2015, she was the main presenter for BBC’s coverage of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics from Beijing.

Logan presented the second series of the BBC game show The Edge in 2015. She replaced Mark Benton who hosted series 1. However, in 2016, Logan was part of the presenting team for The Invictus Games on BBC One. She was also a part of the media team during the BBC’s coverage of the 2016 UEFA European Championship in France. However, in 2017 she hosted the BBC IAAF coverage in London.

In June 2011, while still presenting the sports results shows for BBC One on Saturdays, Logan joined Channel 5 to present a discussion and magazine show following The Wright Stuff at 11:10 am each weekday initially called The Wright Stuff Extra, and later renamed as Live with Gabby. On 5 April 2012, the show tweeted to confirm that Logan was leaving the programme.

Radio shows

Gabby Logan has worked on BBC Radio 5 Live, where she presented a lunchtime show from January 2010. Her previous Sunday morning was taken over by Kate Silverton. On 20 October 2009, it was announced that Logan would be leaving her Sunday morning slot on BBC Radio 5 Live and starting a new weekday show on the station from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm (Monday–Friday) which began on 11 January 2010.

In light of the move of BBC Radio 5 Live from London to MediaCityUK in Salford, Logan left her weekday show in April 2011 due to other BBC work and family commitments. She was replaced by Shelagh Fogarty. On 12 April 2009, she presented the BBC Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of St John’s Catholic School for the Deaf. She currently covers Michael Ball on BBC Radio 2 and 5Live Breakfast.

Other work

Gabby Logan was appointed as a non-executive director of Perform Group in December 2012. Logan helped launch Tesco’s Farm to Fork initiative in 2014. Logan is the voice-over for the MegaRed heart health commercial advertisements. She writes regularly for The Times newspaper.

In August 2014, Logan was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in September’s referendum on that issue. She also is the president of Muscular Dystrophy UK and hosts many fundraisers.

Honours, awards and recognition

Logan has won “Sports Presenter of the Year” four times at the Television and Radio Industries Club Awards in 2000, 2002, 2004, and in 2014, while also being nominated a further three times in 2007, 2008, and 2010.

Gabby Logan was crowned “Tesco Celebrity Mum of the Year” in March 2012. Logan received a longlist nomination for “Most Popular Entertainment Presenter” at the 2014 National Television Awards She was also nominated for “Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit” at the 2014 Royal Television Society Awards, losing out to Gary Neville but did win “Sports Programme” as part of the BBC Athletics team.

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Upon becoming one of the first female sports anchors to break into terrestrial television in the 1990s, Logan has received praise from many of her fellow professionals such as Terry Venables, Ally McCoist and Des Lynam. Her natural style of broadcasting, combined with her relaxed demeanour and ability to banter with whichever ex-pro whom she is working alongside, has made Logan a hugely popular figure on TV.

Logan, along with Clare Balding, received praise for their commentary during the coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Politician Boris Johnson praised Logan’s contribution during the BBC’s coverage of the London Games, also saying that his favourite part of the coverage was the late-night summary with Gabby Logan.

Charity

Gabby Logan is currently a patron of The Disabilities Trust, The Prince’s Trust, St John’s Catholic School for the Deaf, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Newcastle United Foundation. She was named the President of Muscular Dystrophy UK in 2018. She and her husband Kenny Logan are past presidents of the children’s charity Sparks.

In June 2012, Logan was named by The Times newspaper as one of several people to have put money into a film and tax avoidance scheme. However, in January 2013, Logan was named the first Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University. In November 2017 it was announced that Logan would step down from this role in January 2018 after five years.

Husband

Gabby Logan is married to her longtime boyfriend former Scotland international rugby union player Kenny Logan, they had their wedding on 19 July 2001. She has said that meeting her husband was a motivation to exercise regularly again. The couple lives in a private house in Kew, southwest London. On 28 July 2005, after undergoing IVF treatment, Logan gave birth to twins, son Reuben Mckerrow Logan and daughter Lois Maya Logan.

Gabby Logan net worth

How much is Gabby Logan worth? Gabby Logan net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a television presenter and a former international rhythmic gymnast. Logan successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. She is one of the richest and influential television presenters in the United Kingdom. However, Gabby Logan was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to sports broadcasting and the promotion of women in sport.