2019 Winner Amy Irons


Amy Irons 

BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism 2013 

BBC Scotland sport and entertainment presenter 

Amy is a talented TV and radio presenter, reporter, and voice-over artist who has had an exceptional career trajectory in the Scottish media industry since graduation from GCU. She is currently a presenter and reporter for BBC Scotland, presenting live on The Nine, The Edit alongside appearances on Off the Ball, Breaking the News and BBC Radio 5 Live. 

​Her breakfast show on Capital Radio boasted their highest ever ratings and was shortlisted for UK wide industry awards. She was praised for her presenting as well as live reporting of ground-breaking stories during her time at STV covering subjects such as the European Referendum and the refugee crisis in Calais. 

"I am absolutely thrilled to be named Alumni of the Year 2019, to be joining such a high calibre of award winners is a true honour. I can't thank the University enough for all the support they have given me both during my studies and beyond. I would never have progressed in this industry if it wasn't for the practical skills, experience and knowledge I gained while at GCU. It means so much to be recognised for my work, when in fact it was the work of the university who made my career ambitions a reality."