Amanda Davies Biography
Amanda Davies is a British sports anchor working for CNN International, based in the London bureau. Davies comes to CNN from BBC, where she was a television presenter for five years and one month. Earlier, she was a producer at Sky Sports, a position she held for five years.
Amanda Davies Age
Davies was born on March 24, 1980, in Manchester, United Kingdom. She is 42 years old as of 2022.
Amanda Davies Height
She stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Amanda Davies Family
Davies’s parents are David Davies and Susan Davies. Her father is a qualified teacher and holds a certificate of education from the University of Oxford and a BA (Econ) in politics from the University of Sheffield. He’s a former Executive Director of the Football Association in England and an ex-BBC broadcaster. Now, he serves as a consultant with Portland Communications, based in London, advising on sports and different subjects.
Amanda Davies Husband
Davies is married to Sam Davies. The couple now lives in West London with their daughter.
Amanda Davies Daughter
Sam and her husband are blessed with a daughter named, Molly (born in 2009). Nevertheless, Molly’s birth was puzzling. While presenting the sports news for BBC World, her mother Davies was seven months pregnant when her water broke. In an interview, she said, “It was the BBC World sports shift, which is well-known to be silent. I had not felt ok for
several days but couldn’t put my finger on it. A close friend who was 42 days ahead of me in pregnancy had stated it was usual to feel a bit damp, but I began to Google my symptoms, which was probably a bad idea.”
Then, Davies was hurriedly taken to Queen Charlotte’s at Shepherd’s Bush. Following an exclusive check-up, the doctors admitted her for observation and check her progress and emphasized that her child could be born early. For the next seven days, her water breakage didn’t occur, and eventually, she went into labor on 25 May 2009.
She added, “Several hours in, the baby’s heart rate was unusual and the physicians immediately rushed in and informed me they had to get her out at once. There was limited time for pain relief and I don’t recall anything but a feeling of panic.”
When the baby was finally out she recalls; “The cord was swaddled around her neck, and when we caught a glimpse of her through the crowd of doctors and nurses she appeared as if she’d gone ten rounds with Mike Tyson. I was shocked. My husband and I were dumbstruck– it’s not how you envisage seeing your newborn baby. People kept informing us, ‘It’s going to be OK’, but it’s difficult to believe. You just have to trust they are doing everything they can. And then, about five minutes after I’d conceived, a doctor said I needed emergency treatment.”
In conclusion, Davies remained in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for 42 days. She had suffered massive bleeding. She also received breast milk for her baby from the milk bank, as she didn’t produce her milk until 14 days after the birth.
Amanda Davies Education
From an early age of 5 years to 9 years, Davies studied at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls in Elstree, Hertfordshire. From there her family relocated to the Midlands. In Midlands, she attended the King Edward VI High School for Girls based in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Later on, Davies earned an M.D. in Geography from the University of Oxford, and at the same time, she was awarded the prestigious Philip Geddes Memorial Prize for journalism.
Amanda Davies CNN
Based in the London bureau, Davies is a sports anchor working for CNN International, She comes to CNN from BBC, where she was a television presenter for five years and one month. Earlier on, she was a producer at Sky Sports, a position she held for five years.
Since joining the network in April 2012, Davies has led the network’s ‘World Sport’ coverage for numerous key events. This includes the World Athletics Championships, The Tour de France, Football World Cups, the Summer and Winter Olympics, and the Champions League Finals.
She has fronted major news stories in the sporting world such as the retirement of football legend Sir Alex Ferguson, Leicester City’s fairytale Premier League campaign, the passing of Oscar Pistorius’s girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the FIFA corruption scandal, Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace and the Russian doping controversy.
In addition to being an anchor for the network’s ‘World Sport’, Davies has hosted various sponsored shows on the network, most importantly interviewing the top names in the sport including 5-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, ‘The Circuit’- after the F1 calendar around the world, and hosting on-location shows from the paddock on race weekends.
As a sports presenter, Davies has interviewed distinguished names across the leading sports such as Gianni Infantino, Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Michael Schumacher, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Usain Bolt, Neymar and David Beckham.
Amanda Davies BBC | Sky Sports and Sky Sports News
Prior to joining CNN, Davies was a presenter at the BBC. She provided the sports news on the flagship BBC News from Fri. to Sun. bulletins and also on BBC Breakfast. Furthermore, she hosted global football show ‘Your News’ — a weekly magazine show, and ‘Sports World Have Your Say’ on BBC World News.
A well respected sports journalist and broadcaster, Davies launched her career in production working for both Sky Sports and Sky Sports News.
Amanda Davies Charity Works
Davies is a supporter of Bliss. She is the Patron of the Milk Bank at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital and an Ambassador of Sparks.
Amanda Davies Nationality
Born in Manchester, United Kingdom, Davies is a British citizen.
Amanda Davies Salary
She earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $110,500.
Amanda Davies Net Worth
Davies has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million.
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