Georgie Bingham is a key part of Channel 4's team, who will be giving the event unprecedented coverage.
We spoke to her all about the games earlier this month, and we also quizzed her on what it was like to be a woman in the male-dominated world of sports broadcasting. Here's what she had to say:
"Not day-to-day, but it still is an issue," Bingham told Digital Spy. "I think people want to be reassured that the person covering their sport is good enough to cover their sport - male or female.
"It is an issue because people struggle to see young men as credible, so younger women can get in the industry on their looks. We have to have the talent to get in as well, but sometimes we're just looked at as autocuties.
"One of the things that I've always thought and I'm not necessarily very popular for thinking this - Paralympics aside because that's a totally different kettle of fish - I cover 99% male sports.
"I feel very privileged to cover sports because I am a woman, and I don't think it's my right to do it, because I have to be better than a lot of the people I'm competing against to get jobs.
"If I don't know my stuff I expect not to work in the industry. I think we have to be better sometimes than men."
On whether she would like to cover more women's sports, she replied: "Yes, but they're not as prominent.
"We had this row in the summer with the female tennis players and their pay difference. The men's game is the marquee event. I really like women's tennis, but I still watch more men's tennis - I just do.
"I think there's an appetite for women's sport and I think there's a much better appetite for participation in women's sport. When you do alpine sports and tennis and golf and football - sometimes it's a matter of hours in the day.
"How much television I can get away with watching? How much sport I can get away with reading about? Men are faster, stronger - it's just the way it is."
Of critic AA Gill's comments earlier this year that academic Mary Beard should be "kept away from cameras altogether" because of her appearance, Bingham said: "I was quite upset by the Mary Beard thing.
"If you turn on BBC Two to watch a programme about archaeology and history, I don't think you're turning on to watch someone 'pretty and X Factor-y'.
"Mary Beard is exceptionally bright - she was a lecturer for one of my colleagues - and she is quite a woman. I thought it was unbelievably ignorant. I do expect to be judged by my looks, but once you judge me by my looks - it's really how good a job I do.
"Mary Beard is an academic who is fascinating, and I'd rather listen to Mary Beard than AA Gill. I love his opinions, but I think on that one he got it really wrong."
Regarding Andy Gray and Richard Key's move to talkSPORT after they left Sky, Bingham said: "I work for talkSPORT and I worked with Andy and Richard at Sky - I worked with Andy at ESPN, he came to ESPN to do the Euros when I was in the States.
"I absolutely think that whatever went on there comes a stage where we just come to accept that they're excellent, excellent broadcasters. They made a mistake. We put people in prison and rehabilitate them and we treat them kinder than we treated those two.
"I'm delighted to work for talkSPORT. Andy Gray was really, really helpful for me in my career. He's always been so good with advice.
"He's broadcast for years and years more than I have and he's the sort of person who'll take the time to say 'Let's do this, or let's work it like this, this will be a good way to put it across'.
"I've always had a huge amount of time for him. I find him absolutely fantastic. And you have to look at their figures, the fact they won a Sony a couple of months ago. People want to listen to great football chat, and Keys and Gray have great football chat."
Georgie Bingham is part of Channel 4's broadcast team for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, which takes place from August 29 to September 9.