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Laura Scott nee Lambert (1996-2003) - award-winning journalist and BBC Sports News Correspondent

Former Garden House School pupil Laura Scott nee Lambert is becoming an increasingly familiar face on the BBC. You might have seen Laura reporting on the tennis at Wimbledon 2022, the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham or outside Birmingham Crown Court reporting on the trial of footballer Ryan Giggs. Laura reported on the historic retirement of Serena Williams, 23 times Grand Slam Champion at the US Open in September 2022.

Laura attended Garden House School from 1996 to 2003, before heading to Heathfield School. Laura took a BSc in Geography at Bristol University, graduating in 2014. Clearly intent on a career in journalism, Laura continued her academic studies, taking a Masters in Newspaper Journalism at City, University of London. Alongside her academic studies, Laura worked for Wiltshire Gazette and Herald, wrote features for the Wimbledon Tennis website and her articles on horse racing reveal her extensive knowledge of the sport.

Laura started work at the Daily Mail in 2015. Within a matter of years, Laura was winner of Sports’ Journalist of the Year at the 2019 Press Awards. Also, Laura won the prestigious Hugh McIlvanney Award for Sports’ Journalism for her exclusive breaking of the story about the Saracen’s Rugby team salary cap breach for the Daily Mail. This ground breaking investigative journalism, secured The Daily Mail an award. In January 2020 aged 29, Laura moved to the BBC as a Sports News Correspondent.