A former musical theatre performer Gemma swapped treading the boards for a full-time career in sports journalism and broadcasting just over six years ago.
Starting from humble beginnings as a tennis blogger, after gaining her MA and NCTJ diploma she has become a leading voice when it comes to talking all things wheelchair tennis, having reported from various events on the ITF tour and all four majors, producing and presenting on-air and online content and analysis for the likes of Sky Sports, The Disability Sports Channel, Give Me Sport Women and the BBC.
She's someone who is passionate about not only seeing the wheelchair tennis tour reported as thoroughly as the ATP and WTA tours but also an authentic representation of disabled people in sports reporting and the media as a whole. And alongside presenting The Constant Cheerleader Podcast which champions female and disabled voices in sport and the arts, she is also a regular guest speaker on media panels and at colleges and universities, as well as being one of the featured journalists in the Routledge publication Sports Journalism: The State of Play.
When she's not sitting courtside keeping an eye on the scores of the elite level players, she can be seen playing and competing in wheelchair tennis herself at the domestic level of the game in the LTA's Nationals Series events. And has also represented the country in ParaCheer and won gold at the ICU World Championships as part of Team England.