January 14th, 2016

CNN International names Aly Vance as new host of ‘Winning Post’

Aly Vance - Royal Ascot

  • Acclaimed sports journalist and presenter takes reins of CNN’s monthly horse racing programme

CNN International today announced that British sports presenter and journalist Aly Vance (nee Rowell) is to host ‘Winning Post’, the network’s monthly flat-racing show.

Vance, a former international athlete, is an experienced presenter who has worked for broadcasters including BBC, Sky Sports, BT Sport and Channel 4.

She will front ‘Winning Post’ from February 2016, with her first episode filmed in Cape Town at the J & B Met and the inaugural CTS Million Dollar Race, Africa’s richest horse race.

During her sports presenting career, Vance has interviewed world-renowned sports stars including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Jenson Button, Sebastian Coe, Andrew Strauss and Jonny Wilkinson.

Vance’s experience in sports presenting and production includes expertise in horse racing, equestrian, triathlon and sailing.

As a professional athlete, Vance represented Great Britain in Modern Pentathlon and after graduating from Oxford University, she was part of the GB Olympic squad in the build-up to Beijing in 2008.

Aly Vance, who also evented internationally and is still a keen rider, said: “I am thrilled to be joining CNN International’s ‘Winning Post’, a programme with an excellent and established reputation. I look forward to telling the stories and going behind-the-scenes at many of the world’s most prestigious race meetings.”

Matt Percival, Executive Producer/Commissioning Editor, CNN International said: “We’re delighted to welcome Aly Vance to the CNN family as host of ‘Winning Post’. Her strong pedigree in sports presenting means she brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to our flagship racing show. Her style and passion are the perfect fit for ‘Winning Post’ and we look forward to CNN’s global audience getting to know her soon.”


‘Winning Post’ airs at the following times on CNN International:

Saturday 20 February at 1730 GMT

Sunday 21 February at 0730 and 2230 GMT

Thursday 25 February at 1030 and 1730 GMT

Saturday 27 February at 0730 and 2230 GMT

Sunday 28 February at 1730 GMT


Notes to Editors:

About Winning Post

‘Winning Post’ is a monthly show that gets inside the unique culture of international flat racing. From the logistics, history and business challenges of the sport, to the cutting-edge technology being used to drive the industry forward; the grass roots passion and the high-stakes fashion. Above all, the characters and stories are founded upon the extraordinary relationship between rider and horse.

‘Winning Post’ is sponsored by Longines.


About CNN International

CNN’s portfolio of news and information services is available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 400 million households around the globe. CNN International is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America and recently expanded its U.S. presence with its launch on CNNgo. CNN Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media. Over the years CNN has won multiple prestigious awards around the world for its journalism. CNN has 42 editorial offices and more than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource.  CNN International is part of Turner, a Time Warner company.


For more information, please contact:

Joel Ivory-Harte

PR Manager

CNN Europe, Middle East & Africa

Tel: + 44 20 7693 0967