The BBC Sports journalist Lauren Jenkins’ prominence in rugby coverage is a mouthful of answers to stereotypical mindsets in male-dominated rugby.
Jenkins came a long way from a Louis Vuitton salesgirl to a respected pitchside reporter. There is no denying that her aspiring career journey would gain her an impressive social media fan following.
Aside from her professional venture, concerns about her personal life aspects like her age, parents & boyfriend are also rising, which we have detailed in this article.
Lauren is a Welsh-born sports journalist who currently serves as presenter/pitchside reporter at Premier Sports (2018- present).
There, she covers the United Rugby Championship, which was known as Guinness Pro14 from 2014 to 2021, due to sponsorship reasons.
Since June 2014, Jenkins has been a sports journalist for BBC, serving as the anchor for BBC’s Scrum V Sunday show and Women’s Six Nations Highlights Show.
Also, Jenkins is a TV Presenter for S4C’s Challenge Cup coverage and their weekly college rugby show ‘Rygbi Pawb.’
Lauren Jenkins Rugby Wikipedia And Age: How Old Is BBC Sports Reporter?
Jenkins, born in Llanelli, Wales, on January 26, 1991, is of Welsh nationality and white ethnicity. As of 2024, Lauren’s age is 33.
For more than a decade, she has been in the sports broadcasting industry with notable reporting jobs for BBC and Premier Sports.
So far, Lauren doesn’t have her Wikipedia page, but her profiles are available on rugby-dedicated websites and her LinkedIn.
After completing high school at Ysgol Y Strade in her hometown of Llanelli, she moved to England & enrolled at the University of Bristol to study French and Spanish.
From there, she graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts. As a part of the degree, Lauren, then 22 years of age, moved to Paris, where she worked at Louis Vuitton briefly.
Then, she interned at a law firm in Barcelona before working for The Riviera Times in Nice, France, which would take her down the journalism route.
So, it would result in pursuing a master’s degree in broadcast journalism at Cardiff University (2013-14).
In an October 2023 interview with WalesOnline, she said that if not for the sports broadcaster, she would have become a foreign correspondent.
Lauren Jenkins’ Family And Relationship
Jenkins is not shy about opening up about her family or her romantic relationships on her social media.
She is the daughter of Wayne Jenkins (birthday on June 3) and Melanie Jenkins (birthday on May 16). However, her parents are divorced; they allegedly divorced when she was young.
Her father, Wayne, has since married Allison Jenkins (her stepmother), from whom she has a half-brother Luke Jenkins.
Moreover, from her stepmom, Lauren has two stepbrothers: John Sheehan and Josh Sheehan.
Who Is Jenkins’ Boyfriend?
The rugby reporter is currently in a relationship with her longtime boyfriend, Andrew Slater, who goes by @andysalts on his Instagram.
Even if the detail of their courtship is not out, Lauren & her boyfriend have allegedly been together since late 2017.
It was in 2019 when she first shared a picture with her beau on her Instagram & Facebook.
Andrew is a Wales-born former cricket player who is now the co-founder of Baffle Culture Limited (2016- present). According to his IG profile bio, he owns a coffee shop, Baffle Haus.
Moreover, per his LinkedIn profile, he is a 2014 graduate of the University of Wales, Cardiff, with a degree in sports coaching & development.