Lorraine Kelly was born in Glasgow and joined her local weekly newspaper “The East Kilbride News” as a cub reporter straight from school aged seventeen.
In 1983 she joined BBC Scotland as a researcher and a year later she became TVam's Scottish correspondent covering stories like the Piper Alpha disaster and the Lockerbie bombing. In 1989 she was chosen as the new TVam presenter alongside Mike Morris, winning the TRIC (Television and Radio Industry Award) for best newcomer in 1990.
She married her husband Steve (a cameraman for TVam) in September 1992. When TVam lost its franchise, Lorraine was the only presenter to be retained by GMTV. She was given her own show on coming back to work after the birth of her daughter Rosie in 1994 and has been with GMTV ever since.
Lorraine Kelly has hosted and presented many other TV programmes including "Have I Got News for You", the "Friday Night Project" and the “Paul O'Grady Show”. She has appeared as a guest on shows as diverse as “Question Time” and “Never Mind the Buzzcocks”.
From 1997 - 1999, she hosted her own two hour show on Talk Radio, and has also presented programmes on Radio 2 and BBC Scotland. She has presented "Missing Children" and "Missing Mothers" for SKY TV and "Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge" for the BIO channel.
She also hosts the up and coming ITV1 daytime show “Celebrity Pressure Cooker”. Lorraine writes a weekly column for “The Sun” and the “Scottish Sunday Post” and is Agony Aunt for “best” magazine.
In 2006 Lorraine Kelly won the RTS Award for best presenter and in 2008 was given a “people's choice” Scottish BAFTA. She was elected Rector of Dundee University in 2004 - 2007; and was invited to be Honorary Colonel of the Black Watch Cadets in June 2009.
She has run the London marathon three times and the New York marathon once, and takes part in the 26 mile “Moonwalk” every year; raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity.
Lorraine is a keen supporter of breast cancer charities, CLIC Sargent and Strathcarron Hospice near Stirling. She lives in Dundee with her husband Steve and daughter Rosie and is an avid Dundee United supporter.