Originally from Draperstown, Northern Ireland, Orla has become one of the most recognisable faces of Sky Sports. She has reported on location from the Giro d'Italia, broadcasted live from the Tours de France on nine occasions as well as hosted from multiple World Championships and one-day races. With her wide range of sporting knowledge, Orla became the face of Sky Sports News's Olympic coverage, reporting for the past two Games (London and Rio) and covered the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Recently Orla has diversified into rugby union, fronting Sky's studio presentation of Super Rugby. She is currently an anchor on Sky Sports News for which she covers the full breadth of the mainstream as well as more niche sports. Orla's background in news and investigations has shaped her ability to present and report with a strong journalistic flair, while through her presenting she has gained a wealth of knowledge across a broad range of sports.
Orla is a keen cyclist and yogi and has recently qualified as a racing driver having passed her ARDS National B racing licence test.
Orla has extensive experience hosting corporate events and has worked with the likes of The British Beer and Pub Association, Rapha, Team Sky, Telegraph Events, Assos Ltd and the Women in Sports Trust, to name a few.
Orla loves any environment with a live audience and enjoys equally hosting an evening awards ceremony, as moderating a debate or hosting on-stage Q&As.