Katharine prides herself on being booked to host or commentate on events year on year, and is credited with being the World's best in vision Stadium host and made history in 2019 as the first ever female commentator at an IAAF World Championships. Her versatility means she is as much at home hosting an intimate corporate Dinner or Annual Awards Ceremony as she is in front of a stadium full of 75,000 fans. Her regular work involves Worldwide travel and has seen her host or stadium commentate on a wide range of events : Host 2018 and 2017 IAAF Awards Ceremony in Monaco, Stadium commentator on the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, World Indoor Championships, European Champs, European Indoor Champs, Olympic Trials, Host and Stadium commentator on Diamond League Athletics Events (UK, Europe & USA), Invictus Games, Lead commentator on Sky Netball Super League and England Netball Events including the 2019 World Cup in Liverpool, Street Athletics National Finals, UKA Awards, England Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner, Manchester Sports Awards and other Business Awards and Corporate Events. Katharine is already contracted to be a lead stadium announcer at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Katharine had two roles at the 2014 European Championships in Zurich. Infield host and doing all the field event commentary from the infield!
"Who better to host the World's best indoor Event, than the World's best Infield Presenter, Katharine Merry" ... Andy Kay, Event Presentation Consultant
"We always check Kath's diary before we book the venue for our Manchester Sports Awards" … Lindsay Johnson, Principal Sports Development Officer.
Post retirement Katharine has also established herself as a engaging insightful and entertaining speaker for a variety of organisations from corporate companies like Lloyds to those in the sporting & teaching World. Inspiring all with her journey from a 10 year old with an Olympic dream to being an Olympic medallist. Sharing her journey and the skills and disciplines involved.