presenter • motorsport expert • facilitator
Diana is a TV Presenter, Broadcaster and communications expert but probably best known for being a motorsport pit lane reporter, it is in this arena that Diana pinpoints the best achievement of her career; clocking up 100 interviews during a 22-hour live stint on air at the infamous Le Mans 24 hour race. Another highlight was covering the Red Bull Air Race, which meant keeping track of the action both on the ground and in the air! She has never been afraid to rise to a challenge, figuratively and literally. Diana has 20 years of media and broadcast experience. She’s interviewed celebrities, actors, and high performing sports athletes during the pinnacle of their careers. Living life in the fast lane is just what Diana Binks adores. Her varied talents of reporting, producing and presenting are what makes this energetic Scot what she is today. From pacing up and down race tracks all over the world wearing her fireproof race suit with her headphones on, to corporate events in a more suited attire in front of a microphone, Diana is always professional... whatever the occasion.
Since Diana's career break as a PA at Planet 24 Ltd working on 'Big Breakfast', which quickly saw her fly up the ladder to Editor's Assistant and then secure numerous TV appearances thanks to her initiative, professionalism, and knowledge, she has demonstrated the skills and determination necessary to succeed in the world of television.
With her versatile expertise, there is never a job too big or too small in the adrenaline-packed world of television and sports. In the UK alone, she has been the face of Late Night Sport on Five, and on ITV, Sky Sports and Motors TV, she has covered an array or different motorsports, including the British Formula 3 and GT Championship, the British Touring Car Championship and the British Superbike Championship. She has also presented on global networks including Speed TV in the USA, Motors TV in Europe. For radio, she continues to work with Radio Show Ltd (Radio Le Mans) IMSA USA, Creventic 24 Hour Series, and Race of Remembrance (Mission Motorsport).
Also, she is adept at the behind-the-scenes jobs too. Diana worked as a press officer for the BAR Formula One Team, which gave her experience in the world's most glamorous fast lane. From her experience and wisdom of working in F1, she then secured the role of host of Sky Sports 'So you want to be an F1 Driver?' Diana's multitude of transferable skills has meant that she can, and has, worked in many sectors of the media industry and her experience has by no means been limited to motorsport. She was invited to take part in a pilot for the BBC's Mid-week National Lottery Show. She has also been a guest presenter on Radio 5 Live's 606 show, and to top it all off has worked with BBC Leeds and Newcastle as a reporter on their Inside Out' program.
She is also a natural at Hosting live audience events, awards and after dinner speaking. One of her best skills is being able keeping an event running to time and co-ordinating stage movements, while engaging with and entertaining an audience, it is a rare skill. Diana's authority and stage presence together with her innate charm and sense of humour, enable her to pull this off with aplomb. For this reason, she is in demand and is regularly re-booked for the same event.
“Would you please pass my thanks on to Diana for presenting the Best Factory and Innovation and Design Excellence Awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on 19th September. She was a fantastic host and really understood the audience. I will certainly think of working with Diana again at future events. Many thanks.”
Catherine Gilbert, Events & Marketing Manager, Findlay Publications Ltd
“Diana is a pleasure to work with. Her on screen presence carries professionalism and authority to the viewer and has been just what was needed to present the Intelligent Sport Series.”
Chris Fenton, Director, Adrenalin Rush Series. Dream Team Television