Kenzie Benali

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Kenzie was a student at KES between 2006 and 2011. Now, she is a presenter making waves in the sports and entertainment industry. From covering the Premier League, to presenting at countless major sporting events, from Cup Finals at Wembley and Lords to Rugby Internationals at Twickenham.

“KES is a special place and I always smile when I think about my school days. I have so many brilliant memories and I am lucky to have met some wonderful friends there who I am still in regular contact with to this day.”

Upon leaving KES, Kenzie juggled attending college with her work as a runner at Sky Sports on ‘Soccer Saturday’ and ‘Goals on Sunday’ in an attempt to learn her craft. But it wasn’t until her time at university, where she studied Multimedia Journalism, that Kenzie’s presenting career started. At just 19 years old, she was named the new matchday presenter for Premier League Football Club, Southampton and she still fronts their media output to date. She has also worked for Arsenal Football Club as one of the faces of their live matchday show.

Kenzie’s first TV role came back in 2017 on Nickelodeon, which kick started her career in children's television. From 2018 onwards, she became a familiar face on CBBC, where she hosted the weekly ‘Match of The Day Kickabout’ programme and ‘Can You Kick it?’, as well as appearing on the likes of Blue Peter and CBBC HQ.

As well as a wealth of experience as a pitch side presenter and children’s TV host, Kenzie has an impressive resumé in a live studio setting. Kenzie has fronted a monthly show for the Premier League since 2020 alongside, David Alorka and Alan Shearer, and has presented from the famous SW19 postcode, creating content for the official Wimbledon channels at the prestigious Championships. This, coupled with her roles as a presenter around the grounds for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 and hosting various The Hundred matches, meant it was a jam-packed summer. Kenzie has worked on The Hundred since the inaugural edition of the tournament was announced in 2019, coupling stadium hosting duties with presenting content for their social media channels In the Summer of 2023 Kenzie also presented on both the England men’s and women’s ODIs and T20 series.

Throughout her career to date, Kenzie has presented at many England matches which, in 2022, saw her named as the official England announcer for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. “It was a massive privilege to work on the World Cup and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Announcing the goals when my country scored was such a buzz". 

Through her various roles over the years, Kenzie has interviewed some of the world’s biggest stars, including Jenson Button, Harry Kane and Ben Stokes.

Kenzie is now an ambassador for Saints Foundation and is hugely passionate about supporting their work in the local community. As well as this, together with her family, she is an avid supporter of various other charities, including Cancer Research UK.