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CNN International names Aly Vance as new host of ‘Winning Post’

• Acclaimed sports journalist and presenter takes reins of CNN’s monthly horse racing programme 

CNN International announced that British sports presenter and journalist

Aly Vance (nee Rowell) is to host ‘Winning Post’, the network’s monthly flat-racing show.

Vance, a former international athlete, is an experienced presenter who has worked for broadcasters including BBC, Sky Sports, BT Sport and Channel 4.

She will front ‘Winning Post’ from February 2016, with her first episode filmed in Cape Town at the J & B Met and the inaugural CTS Million Dollar Race, Africa’s richest horse race.

During her sports presenting career, Vance has interviewed world-renowned sports stars including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Jenson Button, Sebastian Coe, Andrew Strauss and Jonny Wilkinson.

Vance’s experience in sports presenting and production includes expertise in horse racing, equestrian, triathlon and sailing.

As a professional athlete, Vance represented Great Britain in Modern Pentathlon and after graduating from Oxford University, she was part of the GB Olympic squad in the build-up to Beijing in 2008.

Aly Vance, who also evented internationally and is still a keen rider, said: “I am thrilled to be joining CNN International’s ‘Winning Post’, a programme with an excellent and established reputation. I look forward to telling the stories and going behind-the-scenes at many of the world’s most prestigious race meetings.”

Matt Percival, Executive Producer/Commissioning Editor, CNN International said: “We’re delighted to welcome Aly Vance to the CNN family as host of ‘Winning Post’. Her strong pedigree in sports presenting means she brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to our flagship racing show. Her style and passion are the perfect fit for ‘Winning Post’ and we look forward to CNN’s global audience getting to know her soon.”

Winning Post’ airs at the following times on CNN International:

Saturday 20 February at 1730 GMT

Sunday 21 February at 0730 and 2230 GMT

Thursday 25 February at 1030 and 1730 GMT

Saturday 27 February at 0730 and 2230 GMT

Sunday 28 February at 1730 GMT

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