Torie is a Presenter, Sports Reporter and Motoring Expert who loves a challenge and is more than happy to chat to a camera from a helicopter, driving a powerboat or from the terrifying press pit of a red carpet!
Torie is a regular on our screens and in the last year has also become a familiar voice on the radio with regular F1 punditry for Love Sport Radio along with guest appearances for BBC 5 Live and on the BBC Breakfast sofa.
Torie fronted ‘One Second in F1 Racing’, a series for CNBC which was for a global platform. The series took a look inside Formula one from both a business and sporting angle. Torie has become a familiar face within the sport and has had the opportunity to get access behind the scenes spending time with, and interviewing some of the leading personalities and sporting legends of Formula One. She even got to spend time with Sir Jackie Stewart in his UK home during an interview for CNBC. Torie recalls he was a total gent and spent plenty of time after the filming had finished nattering over a good old cup of tea! She has worked within Formula One for many years writing and presenting online films, providing commentary at the GPs and hosting the hospitality stage area for several teams. Alongside F1 Torie has experience with the DTM series, Drifting and Formula 4 Stroke.
Her experience and professionalism has seen her host live events to audiences in their thousands and she loves the thrill of live broadcast. Torie recently fronted several live streamed social media campaigns including a live feed whilst driving through the streets of Paris explaining hybrid technology and most recently live reports from the Goodwood Festival of Speed, including interviews with Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas and World champion Nico Rosberg, reaching over 300k views during the live feed for the Mercedes Benz official Facebook page.
Often associated with ‘planes, trains and automobiles’ Torie has worked with many of the worlds largest car manufacturers and is the lifestyle presenter for Mercedes Benz. She test drives and reviews new and concept cars and covers lifestyle events all over the world. It was through the success and popularity of these films that gave Torie a stepping stone into Motoring journalism and she has written and presented for AutoTrader (one of the UK’s largest car sites/magazines) and has spent the last year developing the re-launch of Men and Motors (‘Cult’ motoring channel in the 90’s that launched the career of Richard Hammond amongst many). Watch this space….
Torie grew up on the South coast in a ‘sports mad’ family, which gave her a great grounding to host numerous sporting projects including the Formula4 stroke series for ITV4 and ITV1‘s Saturday Sports programming, the GB round of the World Powerboat Championship for Sky Sports, London International Boat show, Navy shows and UK Air shows. Torie hosted the press launch for the FIFA Women’s World cup alongside Sepp Blatter and has interviewed some of the biggest names in sport on the Red Carpet at the Laureus World Sports Awards (talking to Sir Steve Redgrave made her dad particularly proud!)
Torie is at ease in front of the camera, but has vast experience producing, writing and directing. She has worked with several major channels as a format consultant and recently launched her own production company.
Torie has a real love of the outdoors and has a passion for fitness and well being – hiking and yoga are a big part of her daily routine.
Other than adrenaline fuelled sports her versatile presenting style has seen her covering the gossip and chat from the front row at New York Fashion week, checking out all the latest releases at the worlds largest gaming events, interviewing on the red carpet and fronting an online celebrity news channel. However, it was her personal love of music that allowed her to kick-start her career whilst working as a Redcoat at Butlins. She presented a music show ‘pop Box’, which was shown throughout the UK holiday camps, alongside hosting the Smash Hits Roadshows. She also appeared as a main personality on a fly on the wall docu-series aired on ITV, Sky one and Sky Travel.
Her extremely creative side not only lends itself well when she writes and presents, but she is often trying out new art projects at home in what she describes as ‘organised chaos’.
It would be fair to say Torie’s most challenging yet rewarding job to date has been her venture into being a mum. Although, now her little boy is old enough to realise mum ‘plays with cars’ for her job he’s super proud!