Lorraine began her career in journalism at the age of 17 as a trainee reporter on the East Kilbride News.
She made her on-screen debut in 1984 as TV-AM's Scotland Correspondent, where she went on to cover breaking news stories including the Lockerbie disaster and the Dunblane shooting.
Lorraine is best known for her weekday show Lorraine on ITV and has also hosted and presented many other TV programmes including Wedding Day Winners, Penguin A&E with Lorraine Kelly, Have I Got News For You and The Paul O’Grady Show. She has also appeared as a guest on shows as diverse as Question Time and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. In 2006 she won the RTS Presenter Award and in 2008 was awarded a "people's choice" Scottish BAFTA. In addition to her television work, Lorraine continues to write weekly columns for The Sun.
Away from the screen, Lorraine continues her work with charities and in 2012 she received an OBE from the Queen for her services to charity and the Armed Services. In June, she received an honorary doctorate from Edinburgh Napier University.
This year, as she celebrates 35 years in broadcasting, she was honoured with Outstanding Contribution to British Television awards by RTS, TRIC & TV Choice.