Presenter Laura Woods has confirmed she has left Sky Sports after 13 years with the television channel.
Woods started with Sky as a runner in 2009 and gradually worked her way up to becoming a permanent fixture on TV screens.
She presented Carabao Cup football coverage and also became the face of their darts programming, in addition to providing pre and post-match interviews with players and managers on Super Sunday.
Woods, a staunch Arsenal supporter, has also anchored boxing broadcasts for subscription service DAZN and is the main presenter on talkSPORT's breakfast show from Monday to Wednesdays.
But it seems she will no longer be working for Sky going forward. She was notably missing from Sky's broadcasts in the first weekends of Premier League action and despite no official confirmation through a statement, Woods appeared to slip up on talkSPORT on Tuesday.
"[I remember watching [Mings interview] because I was part of Sky at the time," Woods said, referring to previous employment at Sky than current as she defended Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings.
“He’s a spokesperson for racism and an advocate for mental health as well.”— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 16, 2022
“He’s experienced both and uses his position in football to help other people,”@Laura_Woodsy defends Tyrone Mings after criticism from Graeme Souness. pic.twitter.com/tcCnrHaSgd
In response, a fan on Twitter asked Woods if she had left Sky. The host replied: "I have, yes."
I have, yes— Laura Woods (@laura_woodsy) August 16, 2022
Woods does have an exciting new position, however, as it was announced on Wednesday that she will be the face of ITV's NFL coverage. The broadcaster have secured the rights for the next three years and will show highlights, as well as the London games and the iconic Super Bowl fixture.
The BBC had been the go-to place all things NFL in the United Kingdom and the long-time pundits Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell will reprise their roles but on a different channel.
Woods has been working for ITV on their coverage of the England women's national team and the FA Cup.
On her new venture, Woods said: "I’ve been a fan of the NFL for many years. With the new season just weeks away, I’m thrilled to be part of the team that will bring ITV viewers its best action and biggest stories each week."
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