Becky Horsbrugh

Becky Horsbrugh

Becky is a television journalist, currently working at the news agency Associated Press TV specialising in Asia news. She has been in the industry for close to 25 years now working in both news and sports journalism at a number of places including Channel 4 News, BBC, ITN and Sky Sports News.

Whilst working as a sports journalist for SNTV — the sports arm of Associated Press Television she was fortunate to work at a number of Olympics including Sydney in 2000 and Beijing 2008. Being a keen sports fan it was incredible to see the athletes perform up close and interview them. It was a great insight into their dedication and skills and showed me the influence such sports stars can have on the general public.

Becky was never keen on sport when she was young but discovered the joys of exercise in her 20s and went on to do triathlons and running races. In Sept 2014 she suffered a severe bout of the inner ear virus labyrinthitis which left her deaf in one ear and with a damaged balance system. Sport played a big part in her recovery — on a mental and physical level. Her experience taught her how important health and fitness are and how exercise can be key in overcoming all sorts of obstacles. She tries to use her experience to encourage others to be active. She is a keen supporter of the This Girl Can campaign to get more women into sport and she encourages others through her writing for various publications to basically not give up. She is a keen open water swimmer and will be returning to triathlon racing this summer.

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