I am 32 years old and live in London.
Hello, I'm Natalie Pinkham. My mum and dad are called Joy and John and live in Northampton. I have an older brother - Sam who is married to Kathryn - they have a daughter called Evie, and they live in Nottingham; and I live with my boyfriend Owain in South West London.
I currently working as the Formula 1 pit-lane reporter for BBC's Five Live, along with filming a documentary about Romanian orphans. When I was a student I worked in an orphanage in the west of the country, recently (over a decade later) I went back to see what had happened to the kids I used to look after, with particular emphasis on one little girl called Mirela; what I discovered was quite astonishing. The documentary is going out on Channel 5 soon.
In the last couple of years I have hosted NFL UK for Five with Trevor Nelson; and Police Interceptors: Special Edition also on Five, along with guest presenting slots on Live From Studio Five with Ian Wright and Kate Walsh, and as a guest panelist on The Wright Stuff. You can see any of the shows you missed on demand.five.tv. I've also recently filmed The Great Swim Series for channel 4 with Olympic swimmer Steve Parry.
Other radio work includes 'Feelgood Fridays' every week on Heart 106.2. Coincidentally my brother hosts Heart's breakfast show (now called Gem) in the East Midlands.
In 2008 I took part in ITV's Dancing On Ice. 3 months of training before the show went live; it was quite an experience. I loved every minute of it. I learnt to skate, got to wear saucy little sequin numbers and made some friends for life. Great combo.
In the summer of 2007 I had a great time living out in the States hosting David Beckham's Soccer USA and reporting back for Tim Lovejoy and Channel 5. It was a fantastic experience . We covered every element of the league, hoping to show the world how much Major League Soccer has developed since its inception in 1996.
There is more on DBSUSA in the football section of this site; and for more info on the league, and to see all 13 shows go to www.mlsnet.com.
Prior to that I presented Adrenalin Rush and The Highland Games both for Channel 4 and the Extreme Sports Channel's coverage of the European Beach Soccer League. I'm struggling to think of a better way to spend the months of July and August than travelling around Europe watching the spectacular game of beach soccer. There are stacks of goals, flash tricks, and dancing girls, oh and the odd footy icon - namely Monsieur Cantona.
I love all sports, but particularly football, tennis, rugby and athletics. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, I co-hosted ITV4's World Cuppa with Absolute radio's front man Christian O'Connell and sports guru Steve Bunce; and also presented an Internet World Cup show for www.nobok.com which involved gleaning the views of some of the legends of the beautiful game including the late, great Sir Bobby Robson, on the tournament as a whole.
My first real experience of live telly was on The Poker Channel about four years ago where I hosted the British Poker Open, the World Cup of Poker, along with a 'How to Play Poker' DVD for Virgin Games.
In recent years I've hosted the TT races for Men and Motors; now if you've never been to the Isle of Man during TT week - you've got to go! It's like nothing I've ever experienced. I rode pillion with my co-presenter Mike Brewer, top speeding at 120 mph on the infamous Mountain Circuit.
I've also reported from the Masters Tennis Series for Sky Sports, fronted Chelsea's Blues News and reported for Five on the British 10k run.
I love live audience events, having hosted the International Rugby Awards, the SALSA fashion show, GOAL's Aura of Asia fund-raising event, and the Access Sport annual fundraisers, Didier Drogba's Foundation Charity Ball, The Boodles Tennis Invitational, the Salon Prive events, and ITV Fixers.
I am an adrenaline junkie - so love bungee jumping, canyoning, sky diving, paragliding, scuba diving and rock climbing. Recently I walked on fire for the first time in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
I read Politics at Nottingham University - so my other passion is current affairs along with domestic and world politics; and when I get to combine the two - sport and politics - I'm in my element! I therefore relish my work as a trustee for kids sports initiative Access Sport, which facilitates grass roots participation in all sports, and in doing so tackles pressing social issues such as obesity and youth crime in this great country.
The other charities I am a supporter of are KidsAid, the Motor Neurone Disease Association www.mndassociation.org and Grassroot Soccer. More on these fantastic fund-raising initiatives can be found in the charity and football sections of this site.
I write regular features for the Mail on Sunday's health and travel section - which can be found in Press archive section of this site.
If you have any comments about the site - drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 2011 - BBC Five Live's Formula 1 pit lane reporter
Spring 2011 - Documentary - The Lost Orphan: Mirela's Story [Five](TX TBC)
February 2010 - Live From Studio Five [Five] Guest Presenter
Sept 2009 - NFL: UK [Five] Co-presenter with Trevor Nelson
December 2009 - The Great Swim Series [Channel Four] Co-presenter with Steve Parry
November 2009 - Live From Studio Five [Five] Guest presenter
Sept & Nov 2009 - The Wright Stuff [Five] Panellist
July & Nov 2009 - The Bounty Stars of Poker [Sky Sports] Presenter
Sept 2009 - Goodwood Revival [ITV] Co-presenter with Craig Doyle
July 2009 - Goodwood Festival of Speed [ITV] Co-presenter with Steve Rider
May 2009 to Aug 2009 - You're Nicked [Five] Presenter
Jan 2009 to March 2009 - Police Interceptors: Special Edition Series 2 [Five] Presenter
Aug 2008 to Aug 2009 - Virgin Media Sport Presenter
Sept 2008 to Dec 2008 - Police Interceptors: Special Edition [Five] Presenter
July 2008 - The Highland Games Presenter
2008 - Dancing On Ice [ITV] Contestant
Jan to March 2008 - Feelgood Fridays [Heart radio]Presenter
2007 to 2008 - Adrenalin Rush [Channel 4] Presenter
June to Sept 2007 - David Beckham Soccer USA [Fox & Five] Presenter
July 2006 & 2008 - European Beach Soccer [Extreme Sports] Presenter
2006 & 2007 - European Poker Tour [Challenge and Eurosport] Co-presenter with Colin Murray
June to July 2006 - World Cuppa [ITV4] Co-presenter with Christian O'Connell and Steve Bunce
August 2005 - Blues News [Chelsea TV] Presenter
August 2005 - Masters Tennis [Sky Sports] Reporter
June 2005 - TT Races [Men & Motors] Co-presenter with Mike Brewer
May 2005 - Live Poker [The Poker Channel] Presenter
2002 to 2005 - Endemol, IMG/TWI and Paradine Productions Runner, Researcher & Assistant Producer